Apple Cinnamon Popcorn Stacks

This recipe for Apple Cinnamon Popcorn Stacks is a part of the #SkinnyGirlSnacks campaign and has been compensated by #CollectiveBias. As always, all opinions are my own.

Make this your healthy go-to snack! Made with apples, peanut butter, popcorn, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of caramel. We’re continuing with APPLE week! I know you’re going to love this healthy fall snack.

I am a snacker. But I’m not just a “let’s have an afternoon snack” kind of person. I am snacking all day long, and probably eat more snacks than my nanny kids – I thought adults were only suppose to eat 3 meals a day! I’m not sure if it has something to do with having a gluten allergy, but I always gotta have snacks in my bag. To the point where, if I leave the house without snacks (or chapstick!) I will turn around and go back to the house to get some. I can’t talk about my love for snacks without mentioning the one time I found bacon in my purse.

…yeah, cooked bacon. 3 strips of it in a plastic bag. I guess I thought bacon would be a good snack, but I forgot that it was in there. I had to air my bag out for days, and Ryan will never let me live that one down.

Make this your healthy go-to snack! Made with apples, peanut butter, popcorn, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of caramel. While I may be the snack queen, a lot of my snacks tend to be full of carbs, think muffins, granola bars, pretzels, popcorn, and graham crackers. If I am going to be snacking all day, I need to make sure I am eating healthy snacks. While I can swap a banana for a handful of pretzels, I can’t part with my beloved popcorn! I think I let out a little squeal of excitement when I saw that Walmart had Skinnygirl Popcorn. I didn’t have a reason to not buy every flavor – I mean only twenty five calories per cup, can my favorite snack get any better?!

#skinnygirlsnacksSince popcorn is a go-to snack in our house, we have a lot of ways we like to eat it, not to mention it’s tasty in tomato soup as a substitute for croutons! The healthy snack we’re sharing today uses apples, peanut butter, Skinnygirl popcorn, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, and a drizzle of caramel. This is a quick and easy snack to prep that includes a little fiber and protein while still being able to enjoy some sweetness from the cinnamon sugar and caramel. All round my kind of snack.

Make this your healthy go-to snack! Made with apples, peanut butter, popcorn, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of caramel. Make this your healthy go-to snack! Made with apples, peanut butter, popcorn, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of caramel. If you missed the other recipes shared during apple week, get ’em here: Apple and Maple Butter Pop Tarts and Caramel Apple Cookie Dessert Pizza.

Apple Cinnamon Popcorn Stacks

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple sliced into rounds, cut out the middle
  • spoonful of peanut butter to cover each apple
  • 1 bag Skinnygirl Popcorn, popped
  • cinnamon sugar mixture
  • drizzle of caramel

Directions:

  1. Pop the popcorn according to the directions on the package. Set aside.
  2. Slice the apple into rounds about 1/4 inch thick. Remove the center.
  3. Place a spoonful of peanut butter on each apple slice, and spread until even.
  4. Place about a handful of popcorn on each apple slice, slightly pushing the popcorn into the peanut butter so it sticks.
  5. Sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture and drizzle with caramel sauce.

34 comments

  1. I love what you have done with the popcorn. I usually have at least 3 bags in my pantry. I’ll have to look for Skinny Girl.

  2. LOVE popcorn and anything applicious and cinnamonlicious! These look great! Pinned!

  3. These are super cute, and they look delicious! Perfect for a fall party! Pinned :)

  4. Such a cute idea! My girls would love this (and me too!)

  5. What a great idea for a snack! I’m always snacking on apples and popcorn, but I’ve never thought of combining them!

    • I suppose you can think about it as getting 2 things done at once, your apple snack and your popcorn snack! Leaves more time for blogging, hahhaa.

  6. I love this idea! I think it would make a great healthy snack for my boys for after school.
    I laughed about finding bacon in your purse! I found a squashed up brownie in my purse 2 weeks after our vacation this summer. I guess I tucked it in there in case of “emergency” and promptly forgot about it. Oops!

  7. I can just imagine a bit of this yummy snack. Can’t wait to try this Skinny popcorn idea.

  8. What a fun snack! I’m sure my kids would love this.

  9. I have to admit, it’s kind of hilarious that you found a bag of cooked bacon in your purse! Not that I couldn’t be found snacking on bacon from time to time…. lol. Since I had my kid, I’m more often found carrying a diaper bag and finding other treasures in there… :D These are so creative! What a wonderful combination :)

  10. That is funny about your bacon discovery!
    That’s you, have snacks..can travel.
    Mom

  11. These are AWESOME snacks! I’ve never tried Skinny Girl Popcorn — I think I need to get on that.
    Also — bacon is a terrific snack.

  12. Love everything about these! My kinda snack, for sure! I’m excited to try the Skinny Girl popcorn too! Love me some popcorn!

  13. I am a total sucker for sweet and salty together. What a great idea to use popcorn!

  14. Haha too cute that you found bacon hiding in your purse. I’ve totally done that with other snacks. I always have to leave the house with some sort of snacks too – love popcorn and anything with apples and cinnamon :) Pinning :)

  15. I am exactly the same! I always have snacks and am always planning my next one! hehe
    Loving this healthy crunchy apple popcorn snack right here!

  16. So we just found out on Friday that my youngest probably has Celiac Disease so I’m looking for all kinds of delicious recipes for him and this one takes the cake. DELISH! #client

    • Oh gosh, that is going to be a big change! I hope you can find delicious gluten free snacks to replace his old favorites!

  17. My healthy snacks can sometimes get boring, but this is such a fun and inventive way to spice up healthy snacking!

    • I totally agree with you! You won’t want to keep eating the same healthy snacks over and over again, definitely need to mix it up!

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