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Easter Snack: Toasted Coconut Hopcorn! {Recipe}

What could be more fun than a sweet, salty, crunchy, coconutty popcorn treat? For this year’s Easter snack at daycare, we’re making HOPcorn!

And, as always, it’s 100% free of artificial food dyes. Happy snacking!

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Toasted Coconut Hopcorn

  • 7 cups air-popped popcorn (or 2 bags if using microwave popcorn)
  • 1 generous pinch sea salt
  • 12 oz. white chocolate, chopped for melting (We love Callebaut!)
  • juice of one carrot
  • 2 cups coconut, lightly toasted
  • 1 bag (5 oz.) SunMaid Strawberry Greek Yogurt Raisins
  • 1 bag (5 oz.) Simply Balanced Blueberry Greek Yogurt Raisins (Find them at Target!)

After popcorn is popped, spread it out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the coconut. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave (if using microwave, melt in 30 second intervals to prevent scorching.) Once melted, drizzle half of popcorn mixture with white chocolate using a spoon or piping bag.

Add just a touch of sea salt to the whole sheet. Sprinkle with more coconut and both types of raisin while chocolate is still wet. (You may not use all the raisins. 2 whole bags is a lot.)

Add carrot juice little by little to remaining white chocolate until you reach your desired shade of orange. Again, drizzle chocolate over popcorn mixture using a spoon or piping bag. Top with any remaining coconut.

Once dry, break up into pieces. Enjoy!

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Dye-free Spring Petits Fours (with icing recipe) @Microgreens

This post about dye-free sprinkles was brought to you by Fresh Origins, who supplied a product sample to facilitate my review. I was not compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own and honest. 

Easter is almost here, which means that jellybeans, marshmallows and a rainbow of other candies are also making their way to children’s baskets everywhere. What’s a dye-free family to do? I wasn’t sure quite how we were going to approach Easter this year, and then I found Fresh Origins and their beautiful dye-free flower, fruit and herb crystals. As soon as I saw the beautiful spring colors, I knew. This year, we’ll be filling the baskets with garden toys and some very special handmade treats: petits fours!

Dye-free Spring Petits Fours

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Nocciolata Organic Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

Hey, you with the toast. What are you gonna put on there? What if I said you could have creamy chocolate and dreamy hazelnuts…and it’s all organic? Continue reading

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10 Fun Facts About Honey

Guess what! My husband and I have been talking, and we’re really thinking about getting BEES next year! Just the thought of it is exciting because we use a ton of honey and keeping bees of our own moves us one step closer to living more sustainably – plus we’ll be helping the bee population. Continue reading

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Giving leftover food a second chance to shine

Oh, I shudder to think of some of my old bad habits…

There was the crazy frosty blue eyeshadow…

…and the pager I used to carry… :lol:

…and don’t even get me started on the musicians I used to date!

Luckily, I’ve outgrown those, along with another nasty habit that I’m really not proud of: wasting food. Continue reading

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