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Chocolate Popcorn Recipe


Chocolate Popcorn

Chocolate Popcorn

Stephanie Gallagher
If you like caramel corn, this chocolate popcorn recipe will appeal to you. It combines sweet and salty flavors together in one chocolatey snack the kids will go nuts over. I like to make a big batch of this chocolate covered popcorn recipe when the kids have friends for sleepovers. It also makes a great Oscar party recipe, Valentine's Day party recipe or snack when the kids have friends sleeping over.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 5 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/4 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • kosher salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the sugar and cocoa powder. When mixture boils and sugar dissolves, remove from heat. Stir in the baking soda.

  3. Place the popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture over the popcorn. Season with salt. Toss to coat the popcorn well. Taste, and add more salt if needed.

  4. Spread popcorn out in a jelly roll pan (compare prices) in an even layer. Bake in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
This chocolate popcorn tastes even better the next day - if it lasts that long! Store the popcorn in an airtight container.

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