I used to love Moose Munch and Moose Tracks ice cream as a kid (ok, who am I kidding, I still do!) but these days I am more aware of the ingredients put into the original recipe so of course I had to make my own healthy version!
Who saw this go down in my Instagram stories?
For those with IBS, popped corn can be difficult to digest and the kernels can get stuck in the digestive tract. But I found some puffed corn where they didn’t have as much kernal to them so I wanted to give these a go! However, if you still can’t eat corn, you can always sub with broken up rice cakes!
And unlike the typical date caramel, I wanted to venture out by using prunes (they contain far less sugar than dates) and the lightly sweet juice from Love Beets. Who knew this flavor combo would be so stinkin’ good!
But how does the caramel “hold together?” Enter Vital Proteins gelatin for the win! I’ve been using this stuff for ages and it not only contains added protein, but also gut healing properties.
Say hello to the next best snack you’ll be taking to all the football parties, book clubs, and Monday night girls night to watch The Bachelor. LOL (you know it’s true!)
1, 6 oz bag of Arrowhead Mills puffed corn (for corn substitute see above note)
Add prunes and beet juice to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 2 minutes then transfer to a small blender (I love my Blendtec Twister Jar for things like this: 25% off “lilsipper) and puree until smooth. Add gelatin and pure one more time.
In a large bowl, toss sauce with popped corn and coat well. Spread onto a lined baking sheet then refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight for caramel to firm.
Once caramel has firmed, break up popped corn and drizzle with melted Thera Treats unsweetened CBD chocolate (15% off: lilsipper) or chocolate of choice and place in fridge for 5 – 10 minutes for chocolate to harden then enjoy! Can be made ahead of time for parties. Store in fridge.
Option to add additional items such as:
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