Halloween is almost here and you know what that means…spooky fun, costumes, family, friends, and lots of treats! In celebration of the upcoming holiday, I wanted to share these fabulous treats by Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg of Spork Foods. They have created a delicious Pistachio Chewy Bite Popcorn Balls recipe that are easy to make and perfect for Halloween! This recipe is nutritious, gluten free, vegan, and something you will want to make all year long. These popcorn balls use Pistachio Chewy Bites from Setton Farms which have 7 grams of protein per serving and are made with agave nectar. My kids loved these, but these are fabulous for adults too!
Pistachio Chewy Bite Popcorn Balls
5 cups popped popcorn
1/4 cup non-hydrogenated buttery spread (Earth Balance)
2 cups vegan marshmallows (Dandie’s brand)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag Setton Farms Pistachio Chewy Bites, 6 pieces, roughly chopped
1. In a 4- to 6-quart heavy pot, add buttery spread, marshmallows, cinnamon and sea salt. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn off heat and add vanilla extract and Pistachio Chewy Bites. Stir well, mixing until uniform.
2. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to portion out the mixture into 10 balls. Place on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet. Serve when cooled.