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Rocky Road Popcorn Clusters

Rocky Road Popcorn Clusters are a wonderfully easy treat to make for holiday festivities, or as gifts for the sweet lovers in your life!

Course Basics, Dessert, Light Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Holiday, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 clusters
Author Jackie Sobon of Vegan Bowl Attack!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 cups vegan marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted and salted almonds
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt

Instructions

  1. Warm 1 tablespoon of vegan butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Once a drop of water sizzles in the pot, add three popcorn kernels to the butter. Once they have popped, add the remaining popcorn kernels and cover the pot with a lid.

  2. When nearly all the kernels are popped, remove the pot from heat and set aside for the remainder to pop. Transfer popcorn to a large bowl. Return the pot to the stove, adding the remaining 2 tablespoons vegan butter, along with the vegan marshmallows. Warm the mixture over medium heat, whisking occasionally until they melt together.

  3. Once the marshmallows are melted, remove the pot from the stove, and add the popcorn back into it, stirring until the popcorn is evenly coated in the marshmallow mixture. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop, scoop the popcorn mixture unto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

  4. Place the vegan chocolate chips and non-dairy milk in a small bowl and microwave it for 45 seconds. Whisk together until well combined and smooth. Drizzle chocolate sauce over the popcorn clusters, then sprinkle the almonds over the top, along with the coarse salt. Serve while the chocolate is soft, or refrigerate for 20 minutes to harden it. Enjoy!