Chunky Monkey Popcorn

Chunky Monkey Popcorn

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!

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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…

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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.

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

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!

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

My two top picks are the Healthy Pop Kettle Corn…

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

… and Healthy Pop Crispy White Naturally Flavored. This is actually the type I used to create my Chunky Monkey Popcorn!

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

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Oh Yum! is right!

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

Then melt some dark chocolate chips in the microwave. Use some artistic charm to decorate!

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

Tip: The faster you move your hand the thinner the chocolate goodness stripes.

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

After the chocolate hardens, toss with dried banana chips and peanut butter chips to complete your Chunky Monkey Popcorn goodness.

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

Whether we dress up our JOLLY TIME Pop Corn or serve it plain, it’s a snack I can feel good eating.

Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt

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.

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Chunky Monkey Popcorn recipe / Running in a Skirt
Chunky Monkey Popcorn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 1 bag JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop Crispy White Naturally Flavored
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 cup banana chips
Instructions
  1. Pop the JOLLY TIME according to package instructions.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave by microwaving in 30 second increments. Stir each segment until melted.
  4. Drizzle melted chocolate over popcorn. Wait for it to harden or pop in the freezer to speed it up.
  5. 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. Lot’s of mountain fun tomorrow.

 

Your turn!

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.

By | 2018-10-18T08:41:03-04:00 July 19th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Dessert, Food, Snacks & Appetizers|112 Comments

112 Comments

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  7. Keny August 16, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply


    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/

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  9. Rose October 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm - Reply


    Nice for my son. He like this Popcorn 😀

  10. Cherrie October 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    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?

    • JulieWunder October 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm - Reply

      Oh yes! That’s a wonderful idea!! Let me know how it turns out.

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  16. Sommer @aspicyperspective July 30, 2016 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Sweet Heaven! I want/need a large bowl of this popcorn! Sweet Heaven!

  17. Sarah Eliza @devastateboredom July 28, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Oh YUMMY. PS your photos are FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing at #FridayFrivolity!

    • JulieWunder July 30, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

      Hi Sarah Eliza! That means so much to me– thank you so much! Also thanks for hosting.

  18. Liz @ tHe Clean Eating Couple July 27, 2016 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Sounds delicious! I love popcorn and when you cover it in chocolate I love it even more 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 27, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      I know! Chocolate covered popcorn really is the best!

  19. Aya @ A Healthy Story July 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder July 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Hi Aya! Thank you so much! I love that ice cream too.

  20. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands July 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    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!

    • JulieWunder July 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sarah! It’s a really fun combination. I hope you enjoy it.

  21. Danita Carr July 25, 2016 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Yum! This looks so good! I need to try this one! Pinning for later! Thanks for sharing at #SmallVictories linkup!

  22. Audrey July 25, 2016 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    I want this NOW. And I may even share with the kid! Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

  23. Katy July 24, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

    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!

    #smallvictorieslinkup

  24. Megan July 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Popcorn is the best snack! I love how versatile it is. This looks delicious.

  25. Esther July 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    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!

  26. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories July 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    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!

  27. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition July 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    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!

  28. Angela @ happy fit mama July 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    And now I’m really hungry!! You can’t go wrong with chocolate and popcorn.

  29. Mindy Love July 22, 2016 at 12:53 pm - Reply


    What a great way to dress up a popcorn snack! I’m sure it would be great for kids too. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Ange // Cowgirl Runs July 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm - Reply


    That is SUCH a genius idea for a snack! I might have to try that for Bachelorette night!

  31. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables July 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    OMG YUM! Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks! I love the idea of making it a little sweeter! 🙂

  32. Enna July 21, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply


    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.

  33. Elizabeth O July 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply


    What a terrific treat! It looks sinful yet, it’s calorie reduced. Yum!

  34. Christina Bauer July 20, 2016 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    I would happily eat batch after batch of this!

  35. what a fun idea! i love popcorn but i never think of dressing it up. love love love it.

  36. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place July 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply


    What a great idea to add sweetness to plain popcorn: chocolate and dried banana chips! I love it!

  37. Melissa @ Mango About Town July 20, 2016 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Wow, I haven’t had banana chips in SO LONG. You reminded me of how amazing they are!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      They are soooo good! I hope you enjoy the recipe.

  38. Ilka July 20, 2016 at 9:01 am - Reply

    This is such a fun combo Julie! What a creative popcorn idea!

  39. RFC July 20, 2016 at 7:39 am - Reply

    WOW, that is super creative! My kids would go crazy over this popcorn!

  40. Michele July 20, 2016 at 7:32 am - Reply


    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!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm - Reply

      Yes! You might have to do the popcorn plain– but it’s sooo good plain too.

  41. Emily July 20, 2016 at 6:58 am - Reply


    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!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

      Yes! That would be really fun to get her involved.

  42. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets July 20, 2016 at 6:52 am - Reply

    What a creative idea! I love popcorn and can get quite addicted to it, lol…this wouldn’t last in my house! 🙂

  43. Mary Beth Jackson July 20, 2016 at 6:21 am - Reply

    We eat alot of popcorn at my house too- I need to try this- the hubby would love it!

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      Great for a weekend movie night! Just sayin… 🙂

  44. Annmarie July 20, 2016 at 6:07 am - Reply

    My hubby loves popcorn- he’d be all over this!

  45. jill conyers July 20, 2016 at 3:50 am - Reply

    I need to make this! Love the flavor variety.

  46. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free July 19, 2016 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    This is such a fun and tasty idea! I definitely need to try it with homemade PB chips.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Great idea an a wonderful way to make it dairy-free or vegan!

  47. [email protected] July 19, 2016 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I love popcorn as a snack and this sounds super decadent and healthy! Yumm!!

  48. Cassi July 19, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    It sounds so yummy! Did you dry the banana chips yourself?

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Nope! Got them at the grocery store! But you totally could on a very low temp in the oven!

  49. Audrey July 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a delicious treat for movie night! I love that Jolly time has a healthier option of popcorn that can be microwaved.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      I love it too! Their Healthy Pop is such a good snack choice.

  50. Tiffany VanSickle July 19, 2016 at 6:44 pm - Reply


    Um, yes please!!! This sounds fantastic!!!

  51. Emily July 19, 2016 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    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.

    • JulieWunder July 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Soooo good! And the popcorn it’self is a good snack choice!

  52. Neely July 19, 2016 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    I think I need this in my life. Sounds truly amazing!

  53. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers July 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    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.

  54. Carmy July 19, 2016 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Love this! I’m in love with popcorn and am always trying to find a new way to snack!

  55. [email protected] July 19, 2016 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    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 🙂 )

  56. Mikki July 19, 2016 at 11:25 am - Reply

    OH MY! These looks amazing! Great job putting this recipe together. YUM!

  57. Amanda McMahon July 19, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Chunky monkey sounds tasty. What extras do you recommend?

  58. Monica July 19, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply


    We have our granddaughters this weekend and this will be perfect for movie night! Thanks for the inspiration.

  59. GiGi Eats July 19, 2016 at 9:22 am - Reply

    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!

  60. Robin Masshole Mommy July 19, 2016 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Oh yum! My kids are going to LOVE this yummy treat.

  61. ooh now that’s a special snack treat!

  62. Blane Sherer July 19, 2016 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I bet you can make all sorts of combinations.
    Looks tasty !

  63. Susie @ SuzLyfe July 19, 2016 at 6:35 am - Reply

    At first I thought that I had read the title incorrectly. I am very happy that I read it right! YUM YUM YUM

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