Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

This flat-belly recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn is a decadent, but guilt-free, indulgence for movie night! Protein powder supplies the flavor of chocolatey goodness and some, well, protein. Make it into a snack mix by tossing in peanuts and whole-grain cereal. If you have a peanut allergy, you can substitute the peanut butter in this recipe for another nut butter like cashew or almond.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 3 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

3 cups air-popped popcorn

2 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter

1 tablespoon butter-and-oil spread

1/4 cup chocolate protein powder

  1. Pop the popcorn according to package directions.

  2. Pour the popped popcorn into a large resealable plastic bag.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter and butter-and-oil spread; heat in the microwave for 15 seconds.

  4. Pour the softened peanut butter and butter mixture over the top of the popcorn, seal the bag, and shake until the popcorn is covered.

  5. Pour the protein powder into the bag with the popcorn, seal the bag, and shake to coat the popcorn.

  6. Serve immediately.

Per serving: Calories 272 (From Fat 152); Fat 17g (Saturated 3g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 192mg; Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 4g); Protein 16g.

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