Two Delicious Party Popcorns

Fall is a great time to host a movie night with girlfriends, couples, or even just a movie date for you and your special someone. While picking the right movie is key, I personally think the snacks are just as important (don’t you?). Popcorn immediately comes to mind when I think about movie night snacks. It’s a great little munchie to have on hand, and it can be salty or sweet…or even a little of both. Popcorn is also packed with fiber and goes great with most of my favorite refreshments.

Here are two of my all time favorite popcorn recipes that you MUST try!

Cakebatterpopcorn

CAKE BATTER POPCORN

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup un-popped popcorn
  • 1 cup melting white chocolate
  • ½ cup dry yellow cake mix
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. Pop popcorn as directed, then place onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. Melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and add cake mix to chocolate once melted. Immediately pour the white chocolate/cake batter mix over popcorn and mix until popcorn is evenly coated.
  3. Add sprinkles and mix once more. Let sit at room temperature until hardened (about 15 minutes).

 

Almondjoypopcorn

ALMOND JOY POPCORN

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup un-popped popcorn
  • 1 cup melting white chocolate
  • ½ cup melting dark chocolate
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

Instructions:

  1. Pop popcorn as directed, then place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Add coconut and almonds to your popcorn.
  2. Melt white and dark chocolate in two separate bowls and sprinkle over popcorn. Mix lightly until evenly distributed throughout.
  3. Let sit at room temperature until set and hardened (about 15 minutes).

 

These delicious treats are relatively fast and simple to make, so next time your popping on a movie, give them a try!

Peanut Butter Protein Blondies

Proteinblondies

Normally, I only post about my “outfits of the day” and fashion related content. However, I’ve decided that I am going to include posts about my lifestyle in general, that may be useful and interesting!

Over the past couple of months I’ve been trying out numerous new recipes. I’ve decided to “eat clean” and cut out the majority of processed food from my diet. After a month of “eating clean”, I began to notice that I had much more energy, focus, and felt that my overall wellness had improved.

Chocolate and sweets have always been my ultimate weakness. At one point in my life I managed to lose over 40lbs, and my biggest struggle during that time was limiting the amount of sweets in my diet (I obviously would never completely eliminate them…you still gotta live a little!). However, when I decided to start “eating clean”, I realized that I needed to learn how to satisfy my sweet tooth a little differently. These Peanut Butter Protein Blondies are my absolute favorite!

Macros per square: 139 calories, 8.4 g protein, 6.5 g fat

Ingredients: (9 squares)

* 1 1/4 cup almond flour

* 3 tbsp. stevia

*1 scoop (20g) vanilla protein whey

*1/2 tsp. baking powder

* 1/4 tsp. salt

* 1/4 cup natural peanut butter

* 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

* 1 tsp. vanilla extract

* 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk

* 1 tbsp. honey

* 1 egg

* 2 egg whites

* sugarfree peanut butter/choc. chips for topping

Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray. In one bowl mix together almond flour, stevia, baking powder, protein powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg and egg whites, add vanilla extract, honey, applesauce, milk, and peanut butter. Mix until blended. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir. Pour in pan. Place chips on top. Bake 15-20 minutes.