Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Almond Joy Popcorn

 All the flavors of an Almond Joy.....in popcorn form!


Before we get started, I have a quick little confession to make. I'm a little nervous to tell you this, because of the nature of this post.....but here goes. I don't even really like popcorn! Or Almond Joys, for that matter....! So how I decided to make this tasty little treat is beyond me. I think I can blame it on Trader Joe's. Ah, yes. Trader Joe's. I'm pretty sure it was the coconut oil.



Have you ever seen coconut oil? I had hardly even heard of it before my trip to Trader Joe's last week! It comes in a little jar and is white and solid at room temperature. I saw it sitting on a shelf in the baking aisle, and I immediately knew I had to have it. And then the question came of what to do with it.....and, for obvious reasons, Almond Joys came to mind. Needless to say, I ran with it....!


The question then became "Almond Joy what!?" And, one way or another, I settled on popcorn. Truth be told, although I have seen and pinned a million and one flavored popcorns, I have never actually looked at a recipe to see how I would go about making one. (I don't really like popcorn, remember!?) But, truth be told, I was secretly excited that I had no idea what I was doing. Because that meant I get to explore, and create, and be that much more excited when something I created actually turned out to be delicious!


That's right......I said delicious! It turns out I DO like popcorn, after all....at least when it's covered in chocolate and coconut and all kinds of goodness...! And I'm guessing you'll like this popcorn, too (even if you're not much of a popcorn - or Almond Joy - person!)

Almond Joy Popcorn
4 c. popped popcorn (stovetop or microwave - I popped mine in coconut oil) 
1/8 c. cocoa powder
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup unsalted almonds
1/2 c. shredded sweetened coconut

1. Remove all un-popped kernels from popcorn.
2. Pour popcorn into an empty brown paper grocery bag; add cocoa powder and powdered sugar and shake to coat.
3. Add melted chocolate, almonds, and coconut to bag and shake until chocolate and coconut are (evenly) distributed.  


Enjoy!!


Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling...
I hope you feel right at home!
-Cathy
  



26 comments :

  1. Man, we couldn't be friends if you didn't like popcorn!!! The one food I could live on!!! Seriously, this combination is wonderful and I suspect highly addictive!

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    1. It IS highly addictive....I ended up eating so much of it and having to give the rest away to stop myself!! lol

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  2. It is delicious and addictive. The only way to stop eating it is to eat it until it's gone. ☺

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    1. This is TRUE!! Even for a non-popcorn-lover :)

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  3. I do like pop corn and I love Almond Joys so I am sure I will love this treat! Can't wait to try it.

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  4. I'm dying over here - must make soon!!!

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    1. I hope you do, Patricia!! Wish I could send some via email ;)

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  5. I HAVE to make this for my husband...he is a huge Almond Joy fan! Found your blog on the Bouquet of Talent Sunday Linky party. I pinned this and following you also on Pinterest! Please visit me when you get a chance!
    www.musingofavintagejunkie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, AnnMarie! Glad you stopped by and I appreciate the pin and follow!!

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  6. Mmmm! I can't wait to try this! I love the idea of chocolate on my popcorn. :) Julia @ www.juliakendrick.com

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    1. Thanks, Julia! Chocolate popcorn is delicious!!

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  7. Oh My! There goes the diet!

    Pinned!

    These look delicious!

    Love your blog! Would love for you to link up on A Peek Into My Paradise T.G.I.F. Link Party on Friday!

    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Cathy! I appreciate the invite!!

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  8. How did I miss this? Love almond joys, yes I was THE kid who was giddy if one happened to be tossed into my Halloween bag! I gave them up long ago in favor of zipping my jeans but how could I resist this gourmet version?! I may whip up a batch for teacher appreciation week!

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    1. LOL - funniest comment ever! "I gave them up long ago in favor of zipping my jeans..." Too funny :) Great idea to use as a teacher gift!

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  9. I LOVE almond joys - the candy, the creamer, homemade almond joy trail mix... All of it... And this is getting added to the list!

    Thanks for sharing it at the Pinterest Power Party!
    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  10. I love popcorn and almond joy's so you had me from the get go! This looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. If it says almond joy...you have my heart!!
    And a feature tonight :)
    Delicious!

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  12. Thank you so much for linking up to Creative Showcase at Housewife Eclectic, I featured this post over here: http://www.housewifeeclectic.com/2013/05/creative-showcase-features-and-link-up.html

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  13. Yummy! This looks so delicious. Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party! You will be featured tomorrow at Just Us Four!

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  14. Looks like you need a little pin boost :)
    I must pin it to my favorite board!

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