Chocolatey popcorn is everything good wrapped up in one delectable package: It’s crunchy, it’s a little chewy, it’s salty, and it’s just the right amount of sweet. Whether you're craving a post-dinner snack or a full-blown dessert, these outstanding chocolate popcorn recipes have got you covered.
Everyone and their cousin loves chocolate and peanut butter—and if you’re among the rare group that doesn’t, this recipe might just change your mind. The recipe calls for both white and dark chocolate with the peanut butter (don’t worry you can use whichever style floats your boat, we know how serious the creamy vs. chunky allegiances can be). The peanut butter adds enough salt that the only other ingredient you’ll need is the popcorn. Or, if you’re feeling a little extra, add some chopped candy or nuts on top as a finishing touch.
Chocolate and caramel corn?! Sign. Us. Up. This dark twist on is a unique take on a classic combination, which calls for dark chocolate, popcorn, butter, nuts of your choice, and just a few other ingredients. After roasting the popcorn and nuts and making your own caramel, you’ll pour the caramel over the popcorn, bake it, let it cool, and then drizzle melted chocolate over the baked treat.
This sweet and salty conglomeration is sweet enough to call dessert but savory enough that you won’t feel sick after eating a bowl of it. The slight bitterness of the dark chocolate keeps the sweetness in check, while the salt boosts all of the tasty components. To make it, you’ll need nothing more than popcorn kernels, high-quality dark chocolate, fine sea salt, and a tablespoon of neutral-tasting oil.
The sweet-and-spicy flavors of Mexican hot chocolate find a new home in snack-form with this flavorful chocolate popcorn recipe. Raid the spice cupboard for chili powder, cumin, cayenne, salt, and the optional touch of cinnamon (which our taste buds highly recommend, just saying...). Then mix it all together with melted butter and freshly popped popcorn, spread it out on some wax paper and drizzle the whole thing with melted dark or semisweet chocolate. If you’re more of a milk chocolate fan, this recipe is a great one to substitute out the dark chocolate for milk instead. We love how the creamy richness from the milk melds withthe spices!
Okay, so this recipe is more of the #treatTCHOself variety and probably (definitely) won’t earn you any points with your nutritionist, but it will earn major points with your sweet tooth. To make it, you’ll need a list of ingredients ranging from popcorn to unsalted butter, brown sugar, miniature marshmallows, dark and semisweet chocolate, vanilla extract, and chocolate-covered almonds. It’ll take about an hour to whip up the recipe, but the anticipation is worth it! Don’t be surprised if you find yourself drooling the whole time!