Healthy Halloween Treats – PB2 Popcorn Balls

popcorn balls

Growing up my mom always made homemade popcorn balls for halloween. She would make a batch for the family and for all the neighborhood kids and every year they were a hit! This year I was craving that childhood tradition. Now, I have no idea what was in my moms recipe but they were warm, gooey, sweet and delicious – which probably means they weren’t fat free lol So I whipped together a “cleaned-up” version. Nothing compares to mama’s cooking but these PB2 Popcorn Balls will fight the craving and keep me on track with my fitness goals this halloween!

Nutritional Information

Serves 12

Nutritional value per serving; Calories 92 , Fat 2g, Protein 2g, Carbs 20g

Ingredients

1 tbsp coconut oil
5 cups air-popped popcorn
2/3 cup raw honey
1/2 cup PB2
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Sprinkle cinnamon & sea salt, to taste

Directions

Pour the oil into a large pot over med-high heat. Add in 3 kernels of un-popped popcorn. Once all 3 pop this means it is hot enough to add the remaining kernels. Pour in the remaining kernels and keep pot over heat until popping stops. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

In a small bowl combine PB2 and water. Stir together to create a smooth, creamy texture.

In a small sauce pan combine the mixed PB2, vanilla and raw honey. Heat over medium heat until it starts to bubble slightly. Pour mixture over cooled popcorn and mix with a large wooden spoon. Moving quickly, form popcorn into 12 balls and place on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sea salt.

*Tip: If you find they are still too warm and not staying in a ball formation try pressing them together and placing them in a muffin tin to hold them in place until they cool.

Place the baking sheet in the fridge to let cool completely. Wrap individually in cling wrap and store in fridge for up to 1 week.

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