Lightly salted homemade popcorn smothered in melted chocolate for a delicious sweet snack. Perfect any time of year, but a delicious way to indulge this Christmas and easy to adapt with some extra add-ins. Chocolate popcorn also makes a lovely homemade Christmas gift.

We love making popcorn. Whether it’s for family movie night, a school snack or something a little more indulgent and fancy by covering it in chocolate. Chocolate covered popcorn is SO easy to make and takes just 5 minutes. Make extra, and wrap it up as a homemade present or take some to a party with you.

A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.

One: Add the corn kernels and oil to a large, heavy bottomed pan. Mix well to coat the kernels in oil.

Two: Cover with a lid and put onto a medium heat. After about a minute, the corn will start popping. Shake the pan every now and then to prevent burning.

Three: Melt the chocolate either in a microwave of over a pan of simmering water.

Four: Once the popping has stopped, remove from the heat and pour onto a lined baking tray. Spread out into a single layer and drizzle with the melted chocolate.

Five: Add the salt, then mix everything together to coat all the popcorn in chocolate.

The great thing about this Chocolate Popcorn recipe is that you can use it as a base recipe and then change it up to suit your own tastes.

You could add a pinch of cayenne if you like a kick to your popcorn or maybe some cinnamon and ginger for some winter warmth.

If we are making this for a lot of people, and we want to bulk it out a little (and make it more colourful), then we add some M&Ms, mini marshmallows and cranberries to it – kids love that. We have even put unicorn sprinkles in ours before. Pecans are a really good addition too.

Stick some candy canes in the popcorn once in the bowl for decoration and even more of a festive vibe.

We have even left some out for Santa in the past. I am sure he gets bored of cookies and mince pies after the 100th house. Why not make this Chocolate popcorn part of your own Christmas Eve traditions?

Leftovers can be stored at room temperature in an air tight container for up to a week, but we found it best up to 5 days. We don’t recommend freezing it.

This will depend on the temperature of your kitchen. But, if you don’t want to eat it wet with melted chocolate, then you can leave it to set for about 30 minutes to an hour. Putting it in the fridge will help to speed this up.

Yes, as long as you make sure there is no cross contamination, this chocolate popcorn can be gluten free.

If you use a vegan chocolate, then this can be vegan.

The hardest part of this recipe, and it’s not even that hard, is melting the chocolate. Make sure that you do it in 30 second intervals. This reduces the risk of the chocolate melting too quickly and going really grainy.
To prevent any problems with melting chocolate, add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to the chocolate before melting.
If you didn’t want this chocolate popcorn totally smothered in chocolate, then you could just drizzle it over.
For a really festive twist, you could use white chocolate and then have some with red food dye in it and some with green and drizzle them both over the popcorn.
If you don’t have a microwave to melt the chocolate, you can put a glass bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and put it on the hob on low. Melt the chocolate in the glass bowl.


The post Easy Chocolate Popcorn appeared first on Hungry Healthy Happy.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *