Power Pop

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Power Pop is fun and easy to make and especially delicious to eat. If the Power Pop doesn’t disappear as soon as you make it, you might enjoy making Power Pop Bars.

Ingredients

½ cup organic popping corn
½ cup raw Brazil nuts chopped
½ cup walnuts, chopped
¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
¼-1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
2-4 Tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)
½ cup chopped apricots (sulfur-free)
½ cup goji berries
½ cup raisins
2 cups pitted dates, (steam them in water first if too dry in order to soften)
½ cup peanut butter or any nut or seed butter
½ cup shredded or flaked unsweetened coconut, ground into a meal

Directions

Using a dry air popper, pop corn into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl mix together nuts, seeds and cocoa powder. Place in food processor and pulse to break everything up. Remove from processor and place back in bowl.

In another bowl mix together the apricots, goji berries and raisins.

Place dates in food processor with nut or seed butter and process into a smooth paste.

The paste will have a pie dough consistency. This is okay so don’t panic. Break it up until it crumbles and sprinkle it over the bowl of air pop. Gently mix into the popcorn using your hands or salad tongs. You will see it starting to coat the popcorn. It’s okay if every popped kernel isn’t coated. It’ll happen, you have a lot of tossing to do. Next, toss in the apricots, goji berries and raisins and continue mixing together. Next add the nuts and seeds and continue mixing. Finally mix in the coconut and continue mixing. Place in a bowl and serve.

Power Pop can be stored in a sealed container. It is best if refrigerated. Power Pop may also be frozen.

For bars:

Put Power Pop in the food processor. Pulse and process into a meal. Line a small baking dish with sidewalls with parchment paper. Press the mixture evenly and firmly in the pan, about ¾ to 1-inch deep. Cover and place in the freezer for about an hour or two. Remove and slice into small bars. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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