I absolutely love popcorn, so I can't believe I married someone who doesn't! How can you not love popcorn? I just don't get it, but I still love him. And he doesn't mind when I eat popcorn around him, which turns out to be quite a bit. I've recently found myself addicted to SkinnyPop. I like to buy the ginormous bags from Sam's Club. Popcorn was recently determined to be a low-FODMAP food. It's also a very healthy snack, being low-fat and whole grain.
I decided to have some fun and make up a snack mix using SkinnyPop for Spring and Easter. I wanted to keep it somewhat healthy with nuts and dark chocolate, but also be a treat with marshmallows and sprinkles. It's something festive to put in the middle of the table for a holiday gathering. It's got that sweet and salty flavor combination which makes it very addicting!
Even my husband likes this mix, although he tends to favor the pretzels and marshmallows. Me, I like all of it!
Dark Chocolate Bunny Munch
7 cups Original SkinnyPop Popcorn
1 1/2 cups mini pretzel twists (gluten-free if needed)
1 cup colored, flavored marshmallows
1/2 cup roasted, salted almonds
1/2 cup roasted, salted peanuts
4 oz. dark chocolate, chopped (or 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips)
2 tablespoons spring/Easter sprinkles
- Line a large, rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper. Spread the popcorn evenly over the sheet. Sprinkle evenly with the pretzels, marshmallows, almonds and peanuts.
- Place the dark chocolate in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave on high 20 seconds more and then stir. If chocolate is still not completely melted, microwave another 20 seconds and stir again.
- Drizzle the chocolate over the mixture on the cookie sheet. Scatter the sprinkles over the top. Do not stir! Let chocolate harden and then break the mixture into pieces. Store in an air-tight container at room temp.
*Note: Since the marshmallows and sprinkles have not been tested for FODMAP content, this is not necessarily a low-FODMAP recipe and may not be appropriate for the elimination phase of the diet.