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Here’s a summer snack with a hint of the islands - coconut crunch chia clusters. See the recipe below.

Here’s a summer snack with a hint of the islands - coconut crunch chia clusters. See the recipe below. Photo by: familyfeatures.com

 

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A whole-grain food, popcorn has energy-producing carbohydrates and fiber, which can help keep you satisfied longer when looking for an at-home snack to share with loved ones. With no artificial additives or preservatives, light and airy popcorn is naturally low in fat and calories, non-GMO and gluten free, making it a sensible option to enjoy one handful at a time or sprinkled with seasonings that satisfy your taste buds in a recipe like Coconut Crunch Chia Clusters.

 

For more snack ideas that deliver on both flavor and nutrition, visit popcorn.org.

 

 

 

COCONUT CRUNCH CHIA CLUSTERS

 

Yield: 8 cups

 

 

8 cups unsalted, unbuttered popped popcorn

 

2/3 cup granulated sugar

 

1/3 cup butter

 

3 tablespoons honey

 

1/2 teaspoon salt

 

1 cup coconut flakes

 

3 tablespoons chia seeds

 

 

  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Line large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Place popcorn in large mixing bowl.

     

  • In small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, butter, honey and salt; bring to light boil, stirring often, until melted.

     

  • Pour sugar mixture over popcorn. Add coconut flakes and chia seeds; toss gently to combine.

     

  • Spread mixture on prepared baking sheet. Bake about 30 minutes, or until popcorn is lightly toasted. Let cool completely; break into clusters for serving.

     

     

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