So this thing happened when I was making today’s recipe for you earlier this week. I had such good intentions. I promise you, I was going to be healthy. This was going to be an easy and healthy snack for you. Popcorn popped on the stove. Sprinkled with some cinnamon. Throw in some dried apples and craisins and call it good! I tasted it, and it was great! But then I thought to myself, “what do I have in the pantry that would amp this up a bit?”
And that is where a half a bag of butterscotch chips came in. And BOY am I glad it did, because Holy Game-Changer, right there. These butterscotch chips took a simple and healthy tasting snack to a still relatively healthy snack that explodes in your mouth. The butterscotch brings out the flavor of the dried apples and the cinnamon, and it pairs so fantastically with the sweet craisins.
This is a perfect snack for movie nights, summer afternoons, picnics in the park, sitting out on the porch, or really anything. It’s light. It’s not full of all the additives that you would find in microwavable popcorn. Freshly made popcorn on the stove is truly the only way to go. And with these add-in’s, the flavor is sure to POP!
- 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 3/4 cup dried apples , chopped in small pieces
- 3/4 cup craisins
- 3/4 cup butterscotch chips (optional)
Melt coconut oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add 3 kernels to the oil and cover with a lid. When all three kernels have popped, you are ready to add the remaining cup of kernels to the hot oil.
Once they've been added to the oil, place the lid back on the pot. Shake gently every so often to be sure nothing burns on the bottom. After about 15-25 seconds, the popcorn kernels should all start popping around the same time.Keep the lid on and continue shaking gently from time to time.
Once all the kernels are popped, pour the popcorn into a large bowl immediately. Add the cinnamon, dried apple pieces, craisins, and butterscotch chips (optional).
Mix thoroughly. If using butterscotch, let the popcorn set for an hour or so to allow the butterscotch to firm up a bit.