This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME. The opinions and text are all mine.
Jazz up your healthy evening snack with Chunky Monkey Popcorn!
I love popcorn. It's such an easy snack and when you pick a type that's not loaded with butter it's healthy too.
Plain or Chunky Monkey Style it is one of my favorite treats.
And by Chunky Monkey I mean a sinfully dark chocolate drizzle, fruity and naturally sweet dried banana chips, and just for fun creamy peanut butter chips.
I couldn't help myself...
JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is a great popcorn choice and a frequent snack in my household. It's pretty awesome to pop an entire bag of yumminess for only 100 calories.
JOLLY TIME Pop Corn has four flavors I love! All of them are a fiber-filled, low-calorie popcorn that tastes great and is perfect for summer snacking. Or anytime snacking really!
My two top picks are the Healthy Pop Kettle Corn...
... and Healthy Pop Crispy White Naturally Flavored. This is actually the type I used to create my Chunky Monkey Popcorn!
It's so easy to swap out high calorie, high fat salty snacks with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Healthy Pop!
Did you know popcorn is a natural, whole grain food that is low in calories and fat! It even has just the right amount of whole grains and fiber to help a healthy lifestyle.
Anytime I see these little packages my mouth starts watering! It's impossible to SMELL it and not eat it. But because it's a good choice, you don't have to fill guilty.
Oh Yum! is right!
The Hubs and I will often eat JOLLY TIME Pop Corn plain. It's so fluffy! We can share a big bag and both feel satisfied.
If I'm feeling that chocolate and salt combination I'll jazz up the kernels for Chunky Monkey Popcorn.
Here's the trick to get that pretty dark chocolate on the popcorn.
You line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and lay out the popcorn. There is so much in a bag you'll need two of these.
Then melt some dark chocolate chips in the microwave. Use some artistic charm to decorate!
Tip: The faster you move your hand the thinner the chocolate goodness stripes.
After the chocolate hardens, toss with dried banana chips and peanut butter chips to complete your Chunky Monkey Popcorn goodness.
With the add-ins the snack is much more indulgent, so I serve it in smaller portions. It totally hits the spot when you want that salty chocolate flavor.
Whether we dress up our JOLLY TIME Pop Corn or serve it plain, it's a snack I can feel good eating.
Want more fun ideas to mix up your popcorn?
You can also try JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Trail Mix Popcorn recipe and Basil Garlic Pop Corn recipe.
You can also take the JOLLYTIME Healthy Pop Challenge HERE, where you swap a less healthy snack choices for satisfying JOLLYTIME Pop Corn. You can sign up to get a FREE exercise resistance band and workout inspiration booklet, win a FitBit Alta and get some pretty fabulous money-saving coupons.
Like it? I'd love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.
Want more Chunky Monkey?
Chunky Monkey Overnight Oats
Chunky Monkey Baked Oatmeal
Chunky Monkey Popcorn
- 1 bag JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop, Crispy White Naturally Flavored
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter chips
- ½ cup banana chips
- Pop the JOLLY TIME according to package instructions.
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave by microwaving in 30 second increments. Stir each segment until melted.
- Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn. Wait for it to harden or pop in the freezer to speed it up.
- Put the chocolate covered popcorn in a bowl, breaking up any really large chunks. Toss with the banana and peanut butter chips.
Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I'm taking you along for one of my favorite local hikes, which just happens to be near a local creamery. Lots of mountain fun tomorrow.
Which JOLLY TIME Pop Corn flavor would be your favorite?
Ever make "fancy" popcorn?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. The opinions and text are all mine.
Hmm, I tried this snack 3 days ago. It was very tasty. Click here if you would try new recipes. http://krantzland.com/blog/article/10-healthy-homemade-snacks/
Nice for my son. He like this Popcorn 😀
Could u also melt and drizzle the butterscotch chips? Also could u put the banana chips on the popcorn and THEN drizzle the chocolate and butterscotch on?
Oh yes! That's a wonderful idea!! Let me know how it turns out.
Sommer @aspicyperspective says
Sweet Heaven! I want/need a large bowl of this popcorn! Sweet Heaven!
It's so good! Thanks, Sommer!
Sarah Eliza @devastateboredom says
Oh YUMMY. PS your photos are FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing at #FridayFrivolity!
Hi Sarah Eliza! That means so much to me-- thank you so much! Also thanks for hosting.
Liz @ tHe Clean Eating Couple says
Sounds delicious! I love popcorn and when you cover it in chocolate I love it even more 🙂
I know! Chocolate covered popcorn really is the best!
Aya @ A Healthy Story says
That looks and sounds amazing!! Your photos are beautiful too. This used to be one of my fave ice cream flavors from chlldhood so I really need to make this!
Hi Aya! Thank you so much! I love that ice cream too.
Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands says
This looks so good, I was drooling when I saw it on Instagram! I thought I commented but in case I didn't I had to tell you again! We are huge popcorn lovers and also playing with some new popcorn combos, so much fun! Thank you for joining us for Meatless Monday!
Thanks Sarah! It's a really fun combination. I hope you enjoy it.
Danita Carr says
Yum! This looks so good! I need to try this one! Pinning for later! Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories linkup!
Thanks Danita! I hope you enjoy it.
I want this NOW. And I may even share with the kid! Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity
Haha! It is hard to share! Thank you!
Mmmm. Looks delish! I am going to have to look for Jolly Time at Walmart. I'm not sure my store carries it, though.
Lovely pictures. I want some Chunky monkey snack now!
Thanks Katy! I hope you get a chance to try it.
Popcorn is the best snack! I love how versatile it is. This looks delicious.
Thanks Megan! I hope you get a chance to try it!
Oh my goodness, I def need to try this next time I make some homemade popcorn....once I unpack the popcorn popper!
Thank you for sharing and for joining the link up!
Thank you! Hope the unpacking is going well!
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says
I love Chunky Monkey, what a great idea for popcorn! I hope you'll share it with our Pretty Pintastic Linkup Party where all posts are pinned!
Thanks Tanya! When is your party?
Mary Ellen @ VNutrition says
I LOVE popcorn! What a great idea! I never thought to make it like a dessert. You come up with such great recipes!!
Thanks so much for linking up with us for #HealthyVeganFridays! I’m Pinning and sharing!
Thanks Mary Ellen! I'm so glad you like it!
Angela @ happy fit mama says
And now I'm really hungry!! You can't go wrong with chocolate and popcorn.
Never! Works like a charm!
Mindy Love says
What a great way to dress up a popcorn snack! I'm sure it would be great for kids too. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Mindy! I'm sure they would love it.
Ange // Cowgirl Runs says
That is SUCH a genius idea for a snack! I might have to try that for Bachelorette night!
Sounds like a great night!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
OMG YUM! Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks! I love the idea of making it a little sweeter! 🙂
Me too! Thanks Liz!
That looks so good. We have an old timey popcorn machine. I can't wait to try that out for this weekend's movie night.
How much fun! I hope you enjoy this variation!
Elizabeth O says
What a terrific treat! It looks sinful yet, it's calorie reduced. Yum!
yes! It's really not that bad for you!
Christina Bauer says
I would happily eat batch after batch of this!
Me too! Thanks Christina!
dixya @food, pleasure, and health says
what a fun idea! i love popcorn but i never think of dressing it up. love love love it.
Thanks Dixya! I hope you enjoy it.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
What a great idea to add sweetness to plain popcorn: chocolate and dried banana chips! I love it!
Thank you, Jocelyn!
Melissa @ Mango About Town says
Wow, I haven't had banana chips in SO LONG. You reminded me of how amazing they are!
They are soooo good! I hope you enjoy the recipe.
This is such a fun combo Julie! What a creative popcorn idea!
WOW, that is super creative! My kids would go crazy over this popcorn!
Thank you! It's pretty good 🙂
I do love popcorn and do eat it a lot--and this topping looks to die for. I would probably give my doctor a heart attack if I trued it-I'm diabetic and I'm sure my blood sugar would sky rocket!
Yes! You might have to do the popcorn plain-- but it's sooo good plain too.
What a great idea for a healthier snack! I would have never thought to add the banana chips, but what a great addition! My toddler would love making this together!
Yes! That would be really fun to get her involved.
Janelle @ Run With No Regrets says
What a creative idea! I love popcorn and can get quite addicted to it, lol...this wouldn't last in my house! 🙂
Oh I know! You can't just smell it!
Mary Beth Jackson says
We eat alot of popcorn at my house too- I need to try this- the hubby would love it!
Great for a weekend movie night! Just sayin... 🙂
My hubby loves popcorn- he'd be all over this!
Thanks Annmarie! So good!
jill conyers says
I need to make this! Love the flavor variety.
Thanks Jill! I'm so glad you like it!
Alisa @ Go Dairy Free says
This is such a fun and tasty idea! I definitely need to try it with homemade PB chips.
Great idea an a wonderful way to make it dairy-free or vegan!
I love popcorn as a snack and this sounds super decadent and healthy! Yumm!!
Thanks Debbie!!! It tastes so good!
It sounds so yummy! Did you dry the banana chips yourself?
Nope! Got them at the grocery store! But you totally could on a very low temp in the oven!
This sounds like a delicious treat for movie night! I love that Jolly time has a healthier option of popcorn that can be microwaved.
I love it too! Their Healthy Pop is such a good snack choice.
Tiffany VanSickle says
Um, yes please!!! This sounds fantastic!!!
Thank you Tiffany! I hope you enjoy it.
Ok, you are my kind of a gal when it comes to popcorn. I totally love adding M'n'm's and raisins and nuts, and this looks like the next level up.
Soooo good! And the popcorn it'self is a good snack choice!
I think I need this in my life. Sounds truly amazing!
You doooo!!! Make it this weekend 🙂
Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers says
Oh goodness, this looks amazing! I love the sweet & savory combo. I think I've got some popcorn lying around here somewhere so I definitely plan to make this.
I hope you enjoy it! Thanks Chrissy!
Love this! I'm in love with popcorn and am always trying to find a new way to snack!
Thanks Carmy! I hope you enjoy it!
Yum yum yum, I usually have popcorn and my one diet soda a week on Friday nights...I might just take it up a notch with this recipe (I make my own popcron in a brown paper bag in the microwave 🙂 )
Haha! Love your treat!!
OH MY! These looks amazing! Great job putting this recipe together. YUM!
So glad you like it! Thanks, Mikki!
Amanda McMahon says
Chunky monkey sounds tasty. What extras do you recommend?
We have our granddaughters this weekend and this will be perfect for movie night! Thanks for the inspiration.
Yes! Would be fun for her to help mix too.
GiGi Eats says
Whoa baby! This looks awesome! I was never one to ever mix sweet and savory when I could eat popcorn, but to all those that LOVE the flavor combo - THIS is right up their alley!
Robin Masshole Mommy says
Oh yum! My kids are going to LOVE this yummy treat.
I hope they enjoy it!
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner says
ooh now that's a special snack treat!
I know! I want to eat if for dinner!
Blane Sherer says
I bet you can make all sorts of combinations.
Looks tasty !
Susie @ SuzLyfe says
At first I thought that I had read the title incorrectly. I am very happy that I read it right! YUM YUM YUM
haha! Glad I nailed it!