A fun, sweet, and salty snack, popcorn balls are a pretty healthy Halloween option, says registered dietitian Lauren O'Connor. Popcorn is a whole grain food that is high in fiber, naturally low in fat and calories, and packs in more antioxidants than some servings of fruits and veggies! Plus, this easy recipe from Nutrition Babes Kathy Siegel, RD, and Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RD, is packed with salty-sweet flavor!
Directions: Mix together popped corn and chocolate chips in a large bowl. Fill a smaller bowl with ice and water and set aside. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together honey and peanut butter until bubbling. Pour the honey peanut butter mixture over the popcorn and chocolate chips, and combine well with a spatula. Dip hands in ice water and roll popcorn into 2-inch balls (dip hands in ice water in between balls). If your popcorn ball becomes too fragile, dip it in the ice water briefly and then reshape it. Once all the balls have been rolled out, place them on a sheet of parchment paper to cool.
Makes 10 popcorn balls
Nutrition score per serving (one 2-inch ball): 90 calories, 2.5g fat (1.5g saturated fat), 1g fiber, 21mg sodium, 2g protein
Recipe provided by Kathy Siegel, RD, CDN and Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RD of NutritionBabes.com