Sea Salt & Coconut Popcorn

June 3rd, 2014

“Pop! Pop! POP!!!” That’s what Elle says whenever I make popcorn. She can’t eat it fast enough. It’s definitely her favorite snack and my go-to healthy snack when I’m craving something salty. I usually make popcorn with olive oil and sea salt, but AVE Styles Intern, Alyssa Hodson, gave me the great idea to try it with coconut oil. Oh. My. Gosh! Game changer!

This sea salt and coconut popcorn is the perfect salty, sweet snack for movie nights and road trips this summer. Add some coconut flakes and chocolate chips, and you have one decadent treat.

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SEA SALT & COCONUT POPCORN

Yields  16 cups of popcorn

1/2 c Popcorn Kernels

3 Tablespoons of coconut oil
1 Teaspoon of sea salt
1)  Heat the stove to medium and throw in the coconut oil and sea salt. Toss in at least two kernels into the pan with the oil and when they pop, then the heat is right.  Take out those two kernels.
2) Add in the rest of the popcorn kernels until they are all popped. Remove from stove. Sprinkle more salt to taste.
If you have a sweet tooth, add 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and a 1/4 cup of coconut flakes to the popcorn after it is cool. Toss and serve!
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