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CHAI CHOCOLATE POPCORN (STOVETOP)

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Chai Chocolate Popcorn made on the stovetop with hints of cocoa and warming chai spice, blended with a touch of sweetness makes for a delicious popcorn topping!

Ingredients

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  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn (pref. organic)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (coconut sugar or organic cane sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove or nutmeg
  • pinch of mineral salt + pepper, optional

Instructions

Spices: In a small bowl, mix your spices. Feel free to use heaping measurements.

Heat oil: In a large stock pot, add coconut oil, cover and heat over medium high heat for about 2 1/2 minutes.

Add popcorn: Pour popcorn into pot and cover with lid, let cook for 2 – 3 minutes, carefully shaking the pot back and forth almost continuously. Popcorn will be done when you don’t hear kernels popping for 5 – 10 seconds.

Add spice: Once popping comes to a minimum, lift lid, add spices, cover tightly, carefully lift pot and tilt, round and round, upside down, every which way you can.

Serve: Enjoy right from the pot or pour popcorn in a large bowl or small individual bowls.

Makes about 12 to 14 cups

Store: Leftovers can be stored in containers or ziplock baggies for 1 – 2 weeks. Be sure to remove as much as possible, and keep moisture away, to keep it from going stale too soon.

Notes

If you don’t have all the spices, you can still make a flavorful topping using just a few…try simply using sugar, cocoa and cinnamon.

If you happen to have the Tazo Chai Tea bags on hand, they will work too. Cut open 3 tea bags, combine with sugar and cocoa. Add once popcorn is ready.

I went for sweetness on this recipe, feel free to omit the sugar or lessen it. If you omit the sugar, you may opt to add 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper for a more authentic chai spice.

Popcorn maker: Add popcorn, cook as directed and move to a large bowl. In a small bowl, melt coconut oil. Once popcorn is done, drizzle with oil and top with seasoning, toss to coat well.