This recipe hast two surprising twists to a traditional treat: healthy and sweet nutty hemp seed and spicy cayenne pepper! It is crunchy when entering mouth, then immediately melts and leaves no residue in mouth. I have tried pumpkin seed, sunflower seed and hemp seed with shell, none of them beat the sweet and nutty flavor boost the hemp seed (no shell) adds to it. Try this recipe and enjoy the flavor, taste and texture sensations.

The star ingredient in this recipe is hemp seed(shelled, no shell, shell removed) which in 30g has 11g protein and 14g (only 1g saturated fat) fat. It has a good omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acid ratio; is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Zinc, iron and a very good source of Magnesium.

Another good thing about this snack is it's easy and quick to make, your stove top (or air popper) and oven do the job for you. With no further delay, followed are ingredients and directions to make this amazing snack.

For 10 cups popped popcorn you'll need:
1/3 cups and 1 tbsp. organic popcorn kernels
Hot air popcorn popper
3 tbsp. safflower oil (sunflower oil, coconut oil, corn oil, butter or any high smoke point oil)
1 3-quart covered saucepan (I don't have air popper so I used stove top oil popping)

For the remaining recipe you'll need:
2 cups hemp seeds(no shell)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
1⁄3 cup honey
3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda

Makes 10 servings
Nutrition facts label for this recipe (calculated by edamam.com):
377calories / serving 19% daily value
Fat 23g 35%
Carbs 39g 13%
Protein 8g 16%

Step 1: Pop the corn

If you have a hot air popcorn popper, pop your popcorn with it.
If not, follow this lady's Perfect Popcorn method which claims that the method not only pops almost every kernel, it also prevents the kernels from burning. I'm happy with the method. So let's get popping:

1. Heat the oil in a 3-quart saucepan on medium high heat.
2. Put 3 or 4 popcorn kernels into the oil and cover the pan.
3. When the kernels pop, add the rest of the 1/3 cups and 1 tbsp of popcorn kernels in an even layer. Cover, remove from heat and count 30 seconds. (Count out loud; it's fun to do with kids.) This method first heats the oil to the right temperature, then waiting 30 seconds brings all of the other kernels to a near-popping temperature so that when they are put back on the heat, they all pop at about the same time.
4. Return the pan to the heat. The popcorn should begin popping soon, and all at once. Once the popping starts in earnest, gently shake the pan by moving it back and forth over the burner. Try to keep the lid slightly ajar to let the steam from the popcorn release (the popcorn will be drier and crisper). Once the popping slows to several seconds between pops, remove the pan from the heat, remove the lid, and dump the popcorn immediately into a wide bowl.
There you got it!
Mmmmm I have only recently discovered the health benefits of hemp seed and can't wait to try this out!
<p>I promise you won't be disappointed. I have stopped making and eating any other popcorns.</p><p>Don't forget to take a picture when they are done. If you click the &quot;I Made It' button and upload a picture, I'll give you 3 months pro membership at this site (I have a lot from my instructable entries featured and won contests). Let me know if you don't want it.</p>
<p>Love this, babybayrs! For those who can't find hemps seeds, I'm guessing they could be substituted with toasted sesame seeds! </p>
<p>Yes, but the flavor and texture I think will be quite different. Sesame is nutty and dry. Hemp seed (without shell) is nutty and sweet, soft, oily, it kind of pops and melts in mouth after baking and toasting. The closest might be crushed pine nuts. I linked to hemp seeds listings on amazon although I don't know about the quality. I got mine from a different source which is more expensive than amazon's but very good. When my current stock is gone, I'll try the hemps seeds on amazon.</p>
Interesting! I've never tried hemp seeds before. Thanks for sharing!
<p>It totally beats other things I tried with this snack.</p>
<p>This looks scrumtious :). Thank you so much for sharing.</p>
<p>Thanks for your kind comments. Hope you'll try it soon.</p>
<p>They are Canabis Seeds. Once sterile they can be sold and legal. </p>
Hemp seeds are kinda a legal. In the US you can't buy them unless they've been sterilized or shelled. You can find it at most health food stores.
<p>my local organic food store has the shelled seeds. But it's more expensive than the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012C7VLG/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0012C7VLG&linkCode=as2&tag=babybayrs-20" rel="nofollow">online</a> seeds (shelled). The whole seeds with shell can be found online, much cheaper. However the one I got isn't good. So don't bother to buy the whole seeds. </p>
Are these seeds legal? Where do you buy them?
<p>It may be found in local organic food store or <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012C7VLG/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0012C7VLG&linkCode=as2&tag=babybayrs-20" rel="nofollow">online</a>. I'm surprised there are discussions of if it's legal in America. The whole seed, expressed oil, and the part left after expressing oil have been eaten all the time in China, a few really delicious regional foods. The hemp thread is made from the bark of the plant.</p>

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