Sprinkled Popcorn Treat

Sprinkled Popcorn Treat

I saw this idea and had to try it.  Here was my list of Whys?

  • I could incorporate organic popcorn
  • I could incorporate gluten free pretzels
  • I could incorporate raw nuts of my choice
  • There was chocolate
  • It was easy and a no bake recipe
  • The finished product shouted FUN!
  • And the number 1 reason – There were sprinkles involved.  

So I went to my sprinkle drawer – don’t judge!  You might be surprised to know how many times sprinkles has allowed me to look more together than I felt on a given day.  

The recipe below is basic and add-ins could definitely be incorporated:  mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, dried fruit cut up, shredded coconut, cinnamon, etc.  But I wanted to keep mine in a less sweet mode so I stuck to 5 ingredients.

Sprinkled Popcorn Treat
A very easy treat with a touch of sweetness that can incorporate healthier ingredients.
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Ingredients
  1. Popped Organic Popcorn
  2. Raw Nuts, your choice (I used pecans)
  3. Gluten Free Pretzels, broke in small pieces
  4. White Chocolate Chips
  5. Sprinkles
  6. (There are no measurements - you decide how much of each ingredient you want to use)
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place popcorn, pretzels, nuts on top of parchment paper.
  3. Place white chocolate chips in microwavable bowl and heat in 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth.
  4. Drizzle white chocolate using a spoon over the mixture on cookie sheet. (Note: if you would like a little more sweetness you can dip one side of some of the nuts or pretzels into white chocolate before you drizzle.)
  5. Then immediately (while chocolate is still warm) shake sprinkles on top, especially where the chocolate landed on the mixture.
  6. Place in freezer or refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  7. Place mixture in bowl or individual bags for gifts and Enjoy!
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This recipe would make a great contribution to a pot luck, hostess gift, neighbor gift, thinking of you gift, stocking stuffer.  Plus the ideas for coordinating with holidays and parties are endless.

I am adding this recipe to one my preschool grandchildren can help with in the kitchen. 

You may be asking why I choice the colors of sprinkle I did.  Well – I had one container that had a little of each color and this allowed me to empty the container – my contribution to downsizing a bit.

What would your selection of ingredients be if you made this?

 

 

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Honey Garlic Drumsticks

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Recently I watched my two grandchildren while their mama trained clients.  We played trains, built puzzles, read books, ate organic fruit bits, and giggled.  Soon my granddaughter was down for a nap and my grandson was watching a Thomas the Train episode while I thumbed through a cookbook looking for a recipe for dinner.

I came across a recipe from The Paleo Kitchen for wings that looked interesting  When my daughter returned home, we headed to Costco and I picked up some organic drumsticks (18 for under $12) to use for my version of the recipe.

I am always looking for new recipes.  It is a key components in keeping my taste buds happy and my body fueled with nutrition that gets me where I want to go.

Honey Garlic Drumsticks
Serves 5
A chicken dish that can be cooked in the oven or on the outside grill.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Coconut oil, for greasing the wire rack (oven method)
  2. 4 pounds chicken drumsticks
  3. 2 teaspoons Himalayan salt
  4. 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  5. 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  6. 4 tablespoons coconut amigos
  7. 1/2 cup organic honey, melted (I used 1/4 cup honey and 1/4 cup Wax Orchards Fruit Sweet)
  8. 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  9. 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  10. 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  11. 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  12. 2 green onion, green part only, sliced thinly
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 425°F or use outside grill. For oven method, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, place a wire rack on top, and grease the wire rack with coconut oil.
  2. 2. Arrange the chicken drumsticks evenly on the grill (if you have a grill with an upper rack use it) or on top of the wire rack in the oven. Mix the salt, pepper, and granulated garlic in a bowl. Sprinkle the drumsticks with the season mixture. Cook for 15-20 minutes.
  3. 3. While the drumsticks are roasting, combine the coconut aminos, honey, melted coconut oil, sesame oil, and ginger in a large mixing bowl and whisk well.
  4. 4. Remove the drumsticks from the oven or grill and place them in the bowl with the honey and ginger mixture. (You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of the bowl.) Toss and coat all the drumsticks and sprinkle with sesame seeds (if desired). Roast for an additional 15 minutes or until done, basting occasionally.
  5. 5. Remove drumsticks, place on a plate, and garnish with the green onion slices.
Notes
  1. If you have a Costco nearby, you can buy a package of 18 organic drumsticks for under $12.00. There would probably be enough of the honey mixture to do all 18 drumsticks, if you choose.
Adapted from The Paleo Kitchen/OMG Paleo
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These are a few of my favorite products – Fruit Sweet is made from pears, pineapples and peaches – you can find it HERE

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