by the only female Iron Chef, Cat Cora
1 2.9 oz. bag microwave popcorn, cooked according to package directions
1 cup raisins
½ cup dried apricots
½ cup dried cranberries and /or cherries
½ cup honey or agave nectar
2 Tbs. butter
¼ cup finely chopped pecans, walnuts and/or peanuts
¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- Oil hands to keep popcorn from sticking.
- In a large bowl combine popcorn with dried fruits and set aside
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, stir honey with butter, nuts, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon and mix until well combined
- Carefully drizzle mixture over popcorn and fruit, stirring constantly, until everything is well coated. Let sit overnight. Makes approx. 4 cups.
Nutrition per ½ cup: 291 calories; 3g protein; 11g fat (3g saturated fat); 50g carbs; 4g fiber; 27mg calcium; 1mg iron; 104mg sodium
About the Author: The only female Iron Chef, Cat Cora is the author of three cookbooks, and owner of Kouzzina by Cat Cora restaurant at Walt Disney World BoardWalk Resort. Cat is also a mother of four boys, Zoran 7, Caje, 3, Thatcher, 1 ½ and Nash 1.