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Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

Updated on February 9, 2018
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I love to cook and try new foods and recipes. I try to do my best to incorporate healthy foods, but sometimes I need a little comfort food.

Chocolate Popcorn
Chocolate Popcorn | Source

Make Your Own Gourmet Chocolate Popcorn

Can't stop eating that popcorn chocolate nut mix? It's so addictive. Instead of buying the expensive stuff, why not make it yourself? The popcorn will be ever so much fresher and you can make it with whatever combination of chocolate and nuts you like.

The best part? It takes 10 minutes or less to make this scrumptious treat. It's ready to eat in 15 minutes.

And....as snacks go, it is reasonably healthy. The popcorn is high in fiber and low in calories and dark chocolate is loaded with anti-oxidants. The darker the chocolate the lower the sugar content.


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Chocolate Covered Popcorn With Almonds | Source

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A Simple Way To Pop Your Corn In The Microwave

I learned this method by watching Dr. Oz.

So easy and economical. No added chemicals or oil. Just popped corn.

One drawback to making popcorn this way, there are a few more orphans (unpopped kernels) than with commercial popcorn packs. But it's so economical, to me, a few wasted kernels don't matter.

My microwave is 1100 watts and on mine it takes exactly 2 minutes and 52 seconds before I smell burnt popcorn. I find the regular setting works best with this rather than my "Popcorn" button. You may have to try this a few times and adjust it for your microwave.


Prep time: 4 min
Ready in: 4 min
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Popcorn Kernels
  • Brown Sandwich Bag

Instructions

  1. Place popcorn in brown sandwich bag. Fold over the open end in 1/2 folds about three times. Place in microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. Done
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Chocolate Popcorn Recipe
Chocolate Popcorn Recipe | Source

Chocolate Popcorn

I used a dark chocolate with almonds candy bar. You may use whatever kind of candy bar you like -- with or without nuts; dark or milk chocolate.

I love the flavor of sweet and salty mixed so I salt mine. You may not want to.


Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • About 5 cups of popcorn
  • 4 ounce (113 g) chocolate bar of your choosing
  • 1 Teaspoon of salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prep your popcorn by checking for unpopped kernels. The easiest way to do this is to pour it in a deep bowl and shake it a little. Toss the top layers and shake again. The heavier unpopped kernels should fall to the bottom.
  2. Place the popcorn in a pan or dish so it is approximately 1 inch high. Too high and the chocolate won't reach the bottom; too low and the chocolate falls through.
  3. Break up the candy bar into approximately 1 to 2 inch pieces and place in a microwave safe dish. Microwave on high one minute. Check, if not melted thoroughly, microwave another minute. This should do it.
  4. Spoon the melted chocolate over the popcorn here and there. Sprinkle with salt (if desired). Gently stir the popcorn so all pieces have some chocolate on them.
  5. Either place the popcorn in the refrigerator for 5 minutes, or let it sit out for about 10 minutes. This will set the chocolate so you get melted chocolate all over your hands.
  6. You might want to gently toss it once it's set so the popcorn doesn't stick to the dish.

Why do I use candy bars instead of chocolate bits?

Chocolate bits are made to be used in chocolate chip cookies, and such. Therefore, they are made to not easily melt completely.

Candy bars melt up quickly, plus the bonus is they may be obtained in so many flavor choices.

Vegans may use a vegan candy bar.

The Chocolate Popcorn Recipe In Pictures - Step By Step

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Simple ingredients. Salt optional. Pick your favorite candy bar.Fold the end of the bag over a few times. Microwave.Dump into a deep bowl. Shake so unpopped kernels fall to bottom. Pour into a dish 1" deep.The unpopped kernels will be left at the bottom.Popcorn should be about 1 inch to 1-1/2 deep.Break chocolate bar into chunks. Microwave for one minute. Check. If not done, repeat.Spoon melted chocolate over popcorn.Stir a little so each popcorn kernel gets a little. Set aside for a few minutes to let chocolate reharden so your hands don't become a gooey mess.
Simple ingredients. Salt optional. Pick your favorite candy bar.
Simple ingredients. Salt optional. Pick your favorite candy bar. | Source
Fold the end of the bag over a few times. Microwave.
Fold the end of the bag over a few times. Microwave. | Source
Dump into a deep bowl. Shake so unpopped kernels fall to bottom. Pour into a dish 1" deep.
Dump into a deep bowl. Shake so unpopped kernels fall to bottom. Pour into a dish 1" deep. | Source
The unpopped kernels will be left at the bottom.
The unpopped kernels will be left at the bottom. | Source
Popcorn should be about 1 inch to 1-1/2 deep.
Popcorn should be about 1 inch to 1-1/2 deep. | Source
Break chocolate bar into chunks. Microwave for one minute. Check. If not done, repeat.
Break chocolate bar into chunks. Microwave for one minute. Check. If not done, repeat. | Source
Spoon melted chocolate over popcorn.
Spoon melted chocolate over popcorn. | Source
Stir a little so each popcorn kernel gets a little. Set aside for a few minutes to let chocolate reharden so your hands don't become a gooey mess.
Stir a little so each popcorn kernel gets a little. Set aside for a few minutes to let chocolate reharden so your hands don't become a gooey mess. | Source

At first, I was thinking I should add some caramel to this mix. Oddly, between the salt, chocolate and popcorn it tastes as if there is a hint of caramel.

© 2013 Ellen Gregory

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    • Zeross4 profile image

      Renee Dixon 

      5 years ago from Kentucky

      Oh my, this looks so good! If only we had some popcorn here, I have the rest of the stuff!

    • Nutrisimohealth profile image

      Nutrisimohealth 

      5 years ago

      Looks delicious! Great lens. I would make air-popped popcorn instead of microwaved, or I would make it on the stove. It takes a bit longer, but it is better for your body than the microwave. Also, I would melt the chocolate on the stove. Great snack idea, though. :)

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      Your recipe looks so good. I'm not a big popcorn fan, but I think I would love this. :)

    • Etherealista profile image

      Etherealista 

      5 years ago

      I pop my corn in a bag too and I save all unpopped kernels to make more popcorn later. Even more economical than you thought! ;)

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      jolou 

      6 years ago

      I haven't heard of chocolate popcorn before. It would be great with chocolates and almonds as you suggest. That would make a yummy treat.

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      Giovanna 

      6 years ago from UK

      I love popcorn but I never remember to make it. My son eats it all down when I do. This chocolate popcorn sounds like a great idea Thanks

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