This Chocolate Popcorn is such a fun and easy recipe that should be in every awesome parent's repertoire!
One of my favorite things about living in Mumbai was my late-night home-delivered popcorn - it was a delicious mix of sweet caramel and salty cheese - I think I had it for months!
While my late night snacking may be a thing of the past my love for popcorn remains. I have to thank my lovely Italian friend Mirella who inspired this recipe which takes just minutes to make and is the perfect activity to do on the weekend with the kids, or you can make it to serve at kids parties or even for a fun adult events.
I'm also a fan of the fact that it feels naughty but if you use dark chocolate (my personal favorite), it is a great way to indulge your sweet-tooth or need for a snack without the guilt. My Sweet & Salty Popcorn is another fun recipe to try as well.
The popcorn can easily be crumbled or made into chunks and placed into jars or tins for a lovely food gift idea - who wouldn't love that!
Use this recipe as a base and then add your own little touches of inspiration like chopped nuts, mini marshmallows, Turkish delight, naked ginger or your favorite chocolate bars - this recipe is so much fun!
These can also be used as a fun topping on cakes and cupcakes and also make such adorable food gifts!
White, milk, dark and chocolates with fruit and nuts all work very well in this recipe.
Split your popcorn 50/50 if you want to do two flavors and use 100g chocolate per quantity of popcorn
Please use fresh corn kernels not microwave popcorn for this recipe as it may be already seasoned and we want plain popcorn for this recipe
YOU WILL NEED
1/2 cup popcorn kernels (makes approximately 7 cups cooked popcorn)
2 tablespoon coconut oil (or any light-flavored oil of your choice)
2oog of your preferred chocolate white/milk/dark chocolate
Choc-chips/chopped nuts/mini marshmallows/chopped Turkish delight/coconut flakes/sprinkles/dried fruit
In a medium-large non-stick pot add the coconut oil and 2 corn kernels and place over a medium heat.
Once the two kernels pop, remove the cooked kernels and add the uncooked corn kernels and cover keeping the lid slightly open to prevent steaming within the pot. It will take a few minutes to start popping. Once the popping slows to 1 pop every couple of seconds it is done.
Melt your chocolate in the microwave on MEDIUM heat in 40-50 second bursts until completely melted. Stir between each "melt" as sometimes chocolate, especially dark, can melt without actually moving until stirred.
In a large bowl add 7 cups of your COOKED popcorn to the melted chocolate and stir to combine.
Empty into a suitable air-tight container (line with baking paper first if you are worried about it sticking to the container) and place in fridge or sit on counter to set (if you can wait that long).
Once set, break or crumble and enjoy!
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