Poshcorn bites by the Fodmapper
Snacking. Who doesn’t love to do it? Every day at around 4pm, when the afternoon seems to be dragging on, I’ll go in search of the perfect snack. The right snack boosts my energy, lifts my mood and, quite frankly, gets me through the working day.
Not only is snacking something I like to do- it’s something I like to do well. For me, it’s not about mindlessly devouring a large sharing packet of crisps in front of the TV or eating the leftover birthday cake in the office kitchen out of pure boredom (though I have to admit I have done both of these things…) but instead, snacking is about curbing my hunger until my next meal, improving my concentration and sustaining my energy levels. The more goodness involved, the better!
Shop-bought snacks tend to contain hidden nasties- such as high levels of refined sugar, additives and artificial preservatives. Even snacks which we are told are ‘healthy’ are often not and it can be hard to make sense of the small print ingredients filled with acronyms and confusing words! As a sufferer of food intolerances and, therefore, a follower and advocate of the FODMAP diet, it’s important that I know exactly what is in the food that I eat and try to make smart food choices where I can.
Luckily for me, Tyrrells Poshcorn is FODMAP-friendly and has become one of my go-to snacks. It’s free from dairy and gluten and, most importantly, is totally delicious! While I can happily eat it out of the bag, I also like to use it to make my favourite homemade goodies- Poshcorn Bites!
The recipe is simple to make and combines three of the greatest ingredients- chocolate, peanut butter and Tyrrells Poshcorn. You can even experiment by using different nut butters or whatever variety of seeds and dried fruit you fancy!
INGREDIENTS (makes 12-15 bites):
200g smooth peanut butter
80g maple syrup
1tsp coconut oil
50g Tyrrells sweet and salty popcorn
50g dark chocolate
40g sunflower seeds
40g pumpkin seeds
40g desiccated coconut
Start by mixing together the peanut butter, maple syrup and coconut oil in a pan and melt over a low heat for approximately 2 minutes.
Gradually stir in the seeds, coconut and popcorn, ensuring it is covered in the liquid mixture.
Break up the chocolate and melt in a separate pan. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the other ingredients.
Line or grease a baking tray and spread the ingredients out evenly across the tray. Place the tray in the freezer for approximately 1 hour.
Once removed from the freezer, slice the gooey popcorn goodness into bite-size squares.
These sweet and salty treats make the perfect afternoon snack as they leave you feeling nourished, energised and ready to take on the day-Enjoy!