Friday, 4 July 2014

nutty honey popcorn slice

sorry I've been a tad quiet on the blogging front lately. there's really been not that much happening, just life as usual, not that I'm complaining, I like calm and simple. I'm going to a 21st birthday this weekend with a 'thrift shop' theme, so i'll be donning a fur jacket and velvet slacks. i'll be sure to share a few snaps with you.

a spot of baking here this afternoon with a new recipe to try. though no need to turn the oven on for this one.
it's a nutty honey popcorn slice, based on this recipe by secret squirrel food.
popcorn is a go-to snack in our home. it's cheap, healthy and quick to prepare.
I pop my corn in a large saucepan with a lid. I add two dessert spoons of coconut oil to the pan and heat. I then pop in half a cup of corn over a medium/high heat and allow it to pop away until the popping slows right down. there's always a few kernels of un-popped corn but it yields over 8 cups of popped corn.
this slice made a delicious, guilt-free afternoon tea sweet treat.

4 cups of popcorn
1/2 cup nut butter or tahini
2 tablespoons honey
dark chocolate (optional)

mix the nut butter and honey in a large bowl. add the popcorn and stir to coat.
press into a square cake tin that has been lightly greased.
melt the dark chocolate and drizzle over the top.
place in the fridge to harden and slice into squares.

this slice has a lovely caramel flavour and it's hard to stop at just one piece.
have you had any success with new recipes?


  1. Sounds wonderful Zara. I'm a huge coconut oil fan and this sounds a really healthy treat. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. What a scrummy dairy free recipe, I might just tweak this a little for my kids! Nice to see you pop up, had been missing your posts. mel x

  3. Oh Zara that looks delicious... I just need to buy some nut butter so I'll make this while the kids are on holidays.

  4. That looks like a great snack for both big and small people...thanks for sharing Zara. Lovely photos as always. A thrift shop theme party sounds like fun! x

  5. Oh, YUM! That does look delicious!

  6. Looks yummy. Will def try it.

  7. Yum! Definitely going to try this one :)

  8. I'm a big fan of good old fashioned honeyed popcorn - this slice looks a little more indulgent than that though and is something I think I will just have to try one day!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you're having a good weekend!
    Sarah x

  9. that looks so great. I must admit I buy the microwave popcorn; a very bad habit which I am changing as of this moment. I have the coconut oil and this slice certainly sounds easy and delicious. I've been making some shortbread biscuits, delicious with a cup of tea. We're on school holidays now, so there'll be baking this week, for sure. xx

  10. Yum! I loooove secret squirrel food, one of my faves. This looks very good, and I have all those ingredients so even better! xx

  11. yum!! looks soooo good! just letting you know i've included you and your blog in a little blog hop i participated in, featuring my fav stress about joining in or not, but just thought id let you know! mezz xx


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