Halloween is right around the corner and that means there’s a lot of candy floating around! How about a treat that’s easy to make and good for you too? Pistachio Chewy Bite Popcorn Balls are nutritious, gluten free, vegan, and something you’ll want to make all year long!
L.A.-based sisters and celebrity chefs, Heather Goldberg and Jenny Engel of Spork Foods are vegan chefs that own a Los Angeles-based gourmet cooking school. The culinary duo are also cookbook authors and work with some of Hollywood’s elite including Emily and Zooey Deschanel, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, Kristin Bauer van Straten and Alicia Silverstone.
5 cups popped popcorn
1/4 cup non-hydrogenated buttery spread (Earth Balance)
2 cups vegan marshmallows (Dandie’s brand)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites, 6 pieces, roughly chopped
In a 4-6 quart heavy pot, add buttery spread, marshmallows, cinnamon and sea salt. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off heat and add vanilla extract and Pistachio Chewy Bites. Stir well, mixing until uniform.
Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to portion out the mixture into 10 balls and place on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet.
Enjoy when cooled.
(C) Spork Foods, 2014