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My Ultimate Craving Crusher

Do you find yourself craving all sorts of sweet, salty and/or crunchy snacks around 3:00 in the afternoon? Instead of reaching for another cup of coffee, a candy bar, or some chips, try this simple, guilt-free snack instead! It satisfies those intense cravings without future caffeine or sugar crashes.

Craving crusher in a bowl

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Why this Recipe Works:

  • This afternoon snack is crunchy, salty, sweet, and tart, and it takes a good while to eat. Oh yah – and it involves chocolate!
  • This snack is great for on-the-go snacking. Just place the ingredients in a bag or reusable container and you’re good to go.
  • The whole grains from the popcorn, the Omega-3’s from the walnuts, and the antioxidants from the cranberries and chocolate make this snack a perfect (and surprisingly healthy) pick-me-up!

For more snack ideas, try my Sun-dried Tomato Hummus, my 5-Ingredient Sweet n’ Salty Chunky Vanilla Almond Butter, and my Chocolately Snack Shakes!

How to Make My Ultimate Craving Crusher:

  • All you need to do is put all of the ingredients in a bowl, mix it up, and enjoy! Couldn’t be easier.

Craving crusher in a bowl

Top Tips for Making My Ultimate Craving Crusher:

  • If you’re not in the mood for sweets, replace the cranberries and chocolate chips with about 10 cashews, almonds or other nut of choice.
  • Having a few friends over? Make a big bowl of this mixture for everyone to enjoy. They will absolutely love it.
  • Not a fan of dried cranberries? You can get creative and add in another dried fruit of choice. For larger pieces of fruit, give them a rough chop before adding them to the mix.
  • When buying bags of popcorn, go for the sea salt varieties. Or if you’re feeling up to it, you can pop and salt your own!

Did you try this recipe? Give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful!

Craving crusher in a bowl

My Ultimate Craving Crusher!

This snack satisfies sweet, salt and crunchy cravings in a satisfying (and surprisingly healthy!) way!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Snack Mix
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2-3 c. of sea salt popcorn
  • 1 Tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp. dark or semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 walnut halves broken into pieces or a small handful of raw cashews

Instructions

  • Take all ingredients and mix them in a bowl.

Notes

  • If you're not in the mood for sweets, replace the cranberries and chocolate chips with about 10 cashews, almonds or other nut of choice.
  • Having a few friends over? Make a big bowl of this mixture for everyone to enjoy. They will absolutely love it.
  • Not a fan of dried cranberries? You can get creative and add in another dried fruit of choice. For larger pieces of fruit, give them a rough chop before adding them to the mix.
  • When buying bags of popcorn, go for the sea salt varieties. Or if you're feeling up to it, you can pop and salt your own!
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Comments

Andi

Man that looks good…..sadly nut allergies, and severe ones would not allow this snack….but I may just leave the nuts out and try it anyway!

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Mary Jo panzella

Can’t wait to try it tomorrow afternoon!

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Mary Ann Dunha Boswell

Love seeing pictuers of you and the boys.Thank you for sharing.

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Nadine sesmans

Thank you for the information on nutrition that you give. Also thanks for the recipes.

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