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10 Ways to Turn Popcorn into Candy on Tastemade

by Arielle J on February 22, 2016

healthy coconut caramel crackerjacks - gluten-free and no corn syrup - made by arielle haspel of

So so excited! My Healthy Coconut Crackerjacks recipe
was featured on as one of the “10 Ways to Turn Popcorn into Candy” article.

It’s the perfect recipe when you’re craving something indulgent, but don’t want to regret eating it after.

It’s a guilt-free treat when you’re craving something sticky sweet and best of all, it’s just like candy, but it’s not..and it’s made with everyone’s favorite – popcorn!

The Tastemade article says, “social media personality, @bewellwitharielle created a perfect Cracker Jack replacement using coconut oil with some  brown rice syrup and maple syrup to make the candy glaze.”

This Coconut “Crackerjacks” recipe is out-of-this-world delicious and so much healthier and easier to make than schlepping to a baseball stadium!

In this popcorn recipe, instead of corn syrup, we used brown rice syrup. Instead of butter and highly processed oils, like soybean oil and canola oil, we used coconut oil. And instead of peanuts, which is inflammatory for some people, we used almonds for the perfect dose of crunch.

Oh – and I popped the popcorn myself and you can too! Learn how to make popcorn without a microwave here.

Great to serve at a party or to bring with you to a sports event!

Check out the article on Tastemade here and get the recipe for these Healthier Coconut “Cracker Jacks” here.

healthy coconut caramel crackerjacks - gluten-free and no corn syrup - made by arielle haspel of

PS. Craving  another healthified dessert? Check out my “Peppermint Pattie” Lollipops here.

Arielle Haspel's Peppermint Pattie Lollipops using Vita Coco Coconut Oil

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