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Spicy Chocolate Popcorn with Quinoa

This is probably the best late night movie snack on the planet. It's popcorn. It's chocolate. It's nuts. It's spicy. Oh, and there's just a hint of salt. With a dash of quinoa. Oh, and it's gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, popcorn, spicy
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Cups
Calories 743kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add the popcorn to the baking sheet, then sprinkle with nuts making sure they're evenly dispersed.
  • Heat the coconut oil over low heat in a small saucepan until it melts. Whisk in cocoa powder, coconut sugar, nut butter, cayenne and salt. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes until everything is fully combined and it has thickened only slightly. Taste and add stevia until you get your desired sweetness.
  • Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the popcorn-nut mixture and gently mix all the ingredients together. I think it would be easiest to use your hands, but a wooden spoon or spatula would also work.
  • Sprinkle the quinoa over the mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture every ten minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely. I found this firmed up best in the fridge for about 1/2 an hour.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 743kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 568mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 5.5mg