Popcorn is the perfect movie night snack, my family loves popcorn and it’s one of my and my husbands favorite snacks to enjoy with wine while watching a movie. Popcorn and wine are one of our guilty pleasures if you would call it that. I decided to up our popcorn game by adding two of my favorite maca snacks! Maca Chocolate and Maca Maple Cashews! Who doesn’t like chocolate and the cashews add a hint of butterscotch like flavor and extra crunch! This popcorn is far from sweet as the Maca Chocolate is a darker chocolate and not a sugary sweet chocolate bar. I could eat a Vega Chocolate Maca Bar and bag of Navitas Naturals Maca Maple Cashews in one day/sitting they are so good. I use to have to limit myself as the cashews weren’t available locally so when I ran out I would have to wait to order and wouldn’t order until I had a big enough order or needed other things from Vitacost. Well what do you know my Whole Foods finally started carrying them a few months ago so I can grab a bag whenever I want! Haha. As far as the chocolate bar well I’m a dark chocolate fan and I love this bar because I can break a piece off and it satisfies me.
If you haven’t heard why I love maca so much or don’t know what it is. Maca is a super-root from Peru that has been traditionally used as a stress-fighting adaptogen, and to increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. I first started using maca for fertility reasons and later feel in love with it for it’s endurance and energy support, support healthy adrenal function (prevent adrenal fatigue from working out), and of course healthy hormone balance. I personally like the flavor and think it has a slight butterscotch/caramel flavor, my husband well he will probably tell you it tastes like corn as he that’s what he thinks of when I pull out the gelatinized maca powder. It is a superfood and I thought it would be perfect in this “date night” popcorn as it boosts libido, it’s used to support energy and endurance, and promote healthy hormone balance. Not to mention chocolate and the crunchy cashews it’s delicious!
Maca Me Crazy Chocolate Cashew Crunch Popcorn
Makes 2-4 servings, 2 for us
1/4c popcorn kernels (Quinn Popcorn Kernels)
2-3 TBSP coconut oil, if cooking on the stove
1/2-1 1.4oz Vega Maca Chocolate Bar, or .75-1.5oz dark chocolate bar chopped
1/3c chopped Navitas Naturals Maca Maple Cashews
Pop kernels using preferred method (stove top, air pop, etc), when cooking on the stove I use coconut oil. In a large bowl toss together chopped chocolate and warm popcorn. Sprinkle with Maca Maple Cashews. Grab a good movie and enjoy!
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