Low Calorie, High Protien “Cracker Jacks”
from 50 Ways to take the junk out of junk food by Julie Whittingham
7 cups air-popped popcorn (I cook mine on the stove top)
Salt to taste
1 cup peanuts
2 TBSP honey
3 TBSP light margarine
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350
2.Put popcorn in a large bowl and flavor it with salt. Mix in peanuts.
3.Put honey, margarine and cinnamon into a microwave safe container and microwave for 3o seconds.
4.Stir honey mixture and then pour over popcorn and peanuts. Coat well.
5.Spread popcorn evenly on a lightly oiled sheet pan.
Bake 12-14 minutes. Stir once while cooking.
6. Let cool 15 minutes before eating or storing in an airtight container.
**Notes: You may need to add a little more popcorn to achieve desired consistency. My picture shows about 8 cups of popcorn.
Would make a great snack in packed lunches 🙂
Tags: brown sugar, budget, cheap, cinnamon, cooking, Cracker Jacks, Creative, diet, family, frugal, grocery, handmade, healthier, Healthy, homemade, honey, How to, ideas, kids, low calorie, Lunch, Lunches, Making something, meal planning, menu, nutrition, Peanuts, protien, recipe, saving money, snacks