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Popcorn Caramel Chews

Popcorn Caramel Chews

Popcorn Caramel Chews

These chews take just minutes to make and are a delicious, no-bake treat. They are great for kids’ parties and give traditional honey joys a run for their money!

Makes: 18 chews




  • ½ cup coconut butter (see note below)
  • ½ cup rice-malt syrup, honey or maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder, extract or essence
  • 3 cups popcorn, plain or salted
  • Pinch sea salt (optional)
  • Extra:
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 30g goji berries
  • 30g sunflower seeds, pepitas or sesame seeds (raw, toasted or dehydrated
  • 30g flaked almonds or slivered or chopped nuts (raw, toasted or dehydrated)
  • Freeze-dried raspberry fruit sprinkles (as pictured)
  1. Stand coconut butter jar in hot water to soften.
  2. Once soft enough to stir easily with a spoon, add to bowl with choice of sweetener and vanilla.
  3. Mix with metal spoon until combined and creamy.
  4. Add popcorn (and any extras) and fold thorough caramel. If caramel is too thick to work through popcorn, stand mixing bowl in hot water for a few mins.
  5. Divide between 18 mini patty pans. Optionally, top with extras.
  6. Place in freezer for 30 mins or so to set.
  7. Store in airtight container in freezer. The caramel will soften a little if exposed to heat, but it holds up a lot better than coconut oil-based raw treats.

Tip: You can make this into a slice by doubling the recipe and pressing the mixture into a lined baking tray. Really push down the mix so that it’s firmly packed. Place in the freezer to set and then cut into squares.

Note: Coconut butter is not the same as coconut oil or cacao butter, nor is it the cream off canned coconut milk or cream. Many health food stores and some supermarkets stock coconut butter.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.