"skinny" ones with only 35 calories per cup that are popping up in grocery
stores - Boom Chika Pop, Popcorn Indiana etc…They have become my go-to salty and
the kettle corn for that salty/sweet snack. Obviously not on the paleo approved menu,
I was certainly missing my favorite "junk food" if you will - until I tried the Caramelized Coconut
Chips from the Well Fed cookbook. Popcorn be damned! I've now found
a whole30 compliant alternative that more than satisfies my craving for that
No they do not taste like popcorn but these
cinnamon-caramelized coconut chips come very close to the experience: the
saltiness, the mild sweetness and that ever-so-satisfying crunch. I can
live with that!
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened coconut
flakes (I buy mine at whole foods)
Mix the salt and the cinnamon in a small bowl with a fork.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium high heat - about 2 min.
Add the coconut flakes and distribute evenly so they form a single layer in the pan.
Stir frequently as they begin to brown rather quickly so Pay Attention - about 3 min
When the flakes take on that caramel color, remove pan from heat.
Sprinkle the hot coconut flakes with the salty cinnamon and toss until evenly seasoned.
Transfer to a plate and allow to cool in a single layer to achieve maximum crunch.
Now sit in front of the tele, watch whatever your guilty pleasure is
and enjoy this #pff snack! May be stored at room temperature in an
airtight container - if they last that long.