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Chocolate Popcorn Recipe (Quick And Easy)

Do you love chocolate and popcorn? If so, then you’re going to love this chocolate-covered popcorn recipe! This is a delicious and easy-to-follow recipe that will have your friends and family asking for more. In just a few simple steps, you can create a tasty snack that everyone will enjoy. This recipe is a hit year-round and is great for holidays such as Halloween and Christmas.

Popcorn

low calorie air popped popcorn

For this recipe, I am using air-popped popcorn. You could also use stove-top popped popcorn or even microwave popcorn. If you are using microwave popcorn, make sure to remove all of the unpopped kernels before starting the recipe. If you are using microwave popcorn be sure to get one that is plain or lightly salted.

Chocolate

For the chocolate, I like to use candy melts. You can find these in most craft stores and some grocery stores or online. They come in a variety of colors which makes them perfect for holidays such as Christmas and Halloween. Candy melts are perfect for this recipe because they are easy to work with, they melt quickly and harden as they cool down so they won’t make a mess.

You Can use a variety of different chocolates such as white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. Just make sure that the chocolate you using is able to harden up nicely when dry or you will have a bit of a mess on your hands.

Chocolate Popcorn

Servings

7

Prep Time 

10 Minutes

Calories

65

Cook Time

5 Minutes

Total Time 15 Minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup – Popcorn Kernels
  • 1.4 oz/40 grams – Candy Melts 

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What You Will Need

Directions

Step 1

Lay out your baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Set up your popcorn maker so that the popcorn is being dispensed directly onto the baking sheet.

Step 2

Add your popcorn kernels to the popcorn maker as directed by your machine’s instructions and pop all popcorn until done. 

Step 3

Place your candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and warm them using the soften or defrost function on your microwave. If you don’t have these functions reduce your microwave power setting to half so you don’t scorch the chocolate. Use a fork to check chocolate every 20-30 seconds until you are able to stir until smooth.

Step 4

Once your chocolate is mixed and smooth, use your fork to drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn evenly. Allow popcorn to set for 30 minutes to 1 hour so the chocolate can harden.

Step 5

Serve and Enjoy!

chocolate popcorn

Notes

  • Use a variety of colored chocolate melts to make your popcorn more colorful for the holidays.
  • You can add a few drops of food coloring to the white candy melts to get your desired colors.
  • Add some mini chocolate chips for extra chocolate.

FAQ

Can I Use Any Kind Of Chocolate For This recipe?

Most Chocolates should work fine for this recipe. You just want to be sure that your chocolate is able to melt nicely and can harden up as it cools without taking too long. Some good options would be milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate.

Do I Have To Use Air Popped Popcorn?

While I prefer to use air-popped popcorn, you can use any type of popcorn that you like. I would recommend using plain or salted popcorn if you want sweet and salty popcorn. Just make sure to remove all of the unpopped kernels before starting the recipe.

Can I use Magic Shell Instead Of Melted Chocolate?

Magic shell can work for this recipe as well if you would prefer to use it. I would recommend doing really light drizzles if you do as large ones can cause your popcorn to be chewier.

Can I Add Other Toppings To This recipe?

Yes! You can add anything you like to this chocolate covered popcorn. Some other ideas include:

  • Sprinkles
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Coconut flakes
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Crushed candy canes (for a festive twist)

How Do I Store My Chocolate Covered Popcorn?

Once your chocolate-covered popcorn is made, you can store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. A Ziploc baggie can also work you just want to make sure whatever you store it in is airtight so your popcorn doesn’t become stale.

chocolate popcorn

Chocolate Popcorn

David
Do you love chocolate and popcorn? If so, then you're going to love this chocolate-covered popcorn recipe! This is a delicious and easy-to-follow recipe that will have your friends and family asking for more. In just a few simple steps, you can create a tasty snack that everyone will enjoy. This recipe is a hit year-round and is great for holidays such as Halloween and Christmas.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 7
Calories 65 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 Cup Popcorn Kernels
  • 1.4 Ounces Candy Melts

Instructions
 

  • Lay out your baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Set up your popcorn maker so that the popcorn is being dispensed directly onto the baking sheet.
  • Add your popcorn kernels to the popcorn maker as directed by your machine's instructions and pop all popcorn until done. 
  • Place your candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and warm them using the soften or defrost function on your microwave. If you don't have these functions reduce your microwave power setting to half so you don't scorch the chocolate. Use a fork to check the chocolate every 20-30 seconds until you are able to stir until smooth.
  • Once your chocolate is mixed and smooth, use your fork to drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn evenly. Allow popcorn to set for 30 minutes to 1 hour so the chocolate can harden.
  • Serve and Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Use a variety of colored chocolate melts to make your popcorn more colorful for the holidays.
  • You can add a few drops of food coloring to the white candy melts to get your desired colors.

Nutrition

Calories: 65kcal
Keyword chocolate, easy, popcorn, quick
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Summary

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this delicious chocolate popcorn recipe that is great for any occasion. If you have any questions or comments go ahead and leave them in the comments below or feel free to email us. What are your favorite holiday snack recipes? Did this chocolate popcorn recipe make it into the list of your favorite snacks?  Let us know in the comments below. For more awesome recipes check below. 

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