This easy, healthy popcorn has just enough sweetened cocoa mix and coconut oil to add flavor without too many calories. No bags, no chemicals, no mess.
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (may reduce or omit)
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon hot cocoa mix*
Supplies needed: --2.5 to 3 quart microwave-proof bowl. If glass, should be tempered and have a high-heat tolerance. --Vented lid for bowl. --shaker/sifter for cocoa mix.
Directions: Put coconut oil and salt in bowl. Microwave just until oil is melted, 20-30 seconds. Pour popcorn kernels into bowl; stir to coat each kernel with oil mixture. Even out kernels in bottom of bowl. Put vented cover on top and microwave on high for approx. 3-5 minutes, when there are 1-2 second between pops. Microwave times will vary. While still hot, sprinkle with cocoa mix; toss until evenly coated.
Caution: Bowl will get hot; use hot pads or oven mitts.
2-cup portion is approx. 85 calories (3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus)
To make your own hot cocoa mix, go to: www.TheYummyLife.com/recipes/67