This quick and easy Chocolate-Coconut Popcorn recipe makes a fabulous treat.

Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Popcorn is packed with fiber; research also suggests an ounce or two of dark chocolate per week can lower heart-attack risk in those who are generally healthy. Combine the two, add a splash of coconut milk and, voila!, you have delicious chocolate-coconut popcorn. Here's the recipe:

Ingredients

2 Tablespoon canola oil
½ cup popcorn
2 Tablespoon dark chocolate chips
2 Tablespoon light coconut milk

Directions

Place oil and corn in a stovetop popcorn maker over medium heat, turning a couple of times to distribute evenly. When first kernels begin to pop (after about 4 minutes), turn the handle continuously until there's 5 seconds of silence between pops. In a microwave oven, melt chips on 80 percent heat for 1 minute, then whisk with coconut milk and toss with popcorn to coat.

Nutrition Per Serving

178 calories
3g protein
20g carbohydrates
4g fiber
10g fat
2g saturated fat
0mg cholesterol
1mg sodium

Recipe by Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., and Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., The 150 Healthiest Recipes on Earth (Fair Winds, 2010)

From our sister publication, Remedy’s Healthy Living, Summer 2011

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 13 Apr 2011

Last Modified: 12 Jan 2015