Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chocolate Popcorn

Earlier this week, a reader requested the recipe for the pink popcorn photographed at my Wicked Book Club meeting.
Using the basic concept, I've been experimenting with a variety of flavors- pictured above is chocolate-caramel popcorn with walnuts.
Not only is it easy and fun to make, this treat makes for a beautiful presentation!
Here are the basic instructions- Don't be afraid to mix up the add-ins!

1.) Microwave a bag of plain/natural flavored popcorn (NO butter or kettle corn flavoring.)
2.) While the popcorn cooks, line a large baking sheet with wax paper.
3.) Spread popcorn evenly across the baking sheet, carefully removing any unpopped kernels.
4.) Pour a bag of chocolate chips (white, milk, or dark) into a microwave-safe bowl.  Heat chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring at the end of each interval, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
5.) Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate evenly over popcorn, using the spoon to turn popcorn in melted chocolate until covered.
6.) Place baking sheet in refrigerator for 20 minutes, allowing the chocolate to harden.  


* For Pink Popcorn, I placed 5-6 drops of pink food coloring in melted white chocolate before drizzling.  This idea is great for any color-themed event!

* For Chocolate-Caramel Popcorn, I melted Caramel kisses instead of chocolate chips, scattering walnuts over the mixture while the chocolate was still hot.

I can't wait to try more add-ins, like heath bar or shredded coconut!  Yum!


  1. OK. Confession. It has been days since this post and I'm still thinking about it... guess I know what I'll be doing tomorrow!

  2. Correction: one day. Wow, feels like days... haha!