This chocolate drizzled popcorn recipe is perfect for any occasion. It’s super easy to make and has a delicious taste. To make your homemade popcorn use an air popper, an Air Fryer, microwave popcorn or make it over the stovetop, whichever you prefer. The best part about this recipe? All you need are three ingredients – popcorn kernels, white chocolate chips, and chocolate chips! In fact, you can even buy popcorn already popped if you want!
I’m a popcorn fanatic. I pop it on the stove, or in the Air Fryer depending on how much and how fast I want my popcorn! But never have I experimented with drizzling chocolate over my favorite snack until today!
You know when you want that salty and sweet combination with a little crunch? This hits all those flavors and this recipe was easy to make – plus it only took about 5 minutes of active cooking time so there’s not much effort involved.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS CHOCOLATE DRIZZLED POPCORN RECIPE
If you love popcorn but are bored of the same old plain kernels, then this recipe is for you. This is a super easy chocolate-drizzled popcorn recipe that will change the way you snack!
Easy to Find Ingredients – The three ingredients needed for this recipe may already be in your pantry, but if not they are easy to find at your local grocery store and budget-friendly also.
Great For Parties – This sweet and crunchy snack is always a hit at parties and makes great party favors. Movie night just got a little tastier!
Easy Snack To Make – This sweet and salty snack recipe is surprisingly easy to make and only takes 5 minutes of active cooking time.
Quick Dessert Recipe – This chocolate-drizzled popcorn recipe is ready in 15 minutes max. If you want it even faster, pop the fresh drizzled chocolate popcorn in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes. The chocolate will harden super-fast!
Sugar Free Chocolate – There are a variety of sugar free chocolate chips on the market that can be used for the ultimate healthy snack.
Festive Holiday Treat – Turn into a hostess gift by adding sprinkles over the melted chocolate, tuck into a gift basket or wrap in cellophane bags wrapped with a pretty ribbon.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO MAKE CHOCOLATE DRIZZLED POPCORN
- Small microwave-safe bowl (for each variety of chocolate), and a large bowl for serving.
- baking tray – you may need two baking sheets if you prepare a big batch of chocolate covered popcorn.
- parchment paper
- saucepan and lid – if you are popping your popcorn on the stovetop
- microwave or double boiler
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE CHOCOLATE DRIZZLED POPCORN
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this recipe. You may already have many of these items in your house, or if not, they are small and easy to find at your local grocery store.
- popped popcorn sprinkled with a little salt.
- white chocolate chips – you can also use chopped bars.
- chocolate chips – Note that candy melts can also be used in place of chocolate or white chips.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE DRIZZLED POPCORN RECIPE
STEP 1: PREPARE THE BAKING SHEET
Line a baking sheet with a rim with parchment or wax paper. Place popped popcorn over the parchment paper in a single layer.
STEP 2: MELT THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS
Place chocolate chips in small microwavable bowls. Melt chocolate chip flavors separately. Heat on melt mode (if the microwave has that option) or on medium for 30 seconds. Stir when the chocolate begins to melt. Repeat in 15-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Want to melt the chocolate over a double boiler? Check out this video from Allrecipes.
STEP 3: DRIZZLE THE POPCORN
Drizzle over popcorn. Let sit until chocolate cools and hardens. Then serve and enjoy!
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
Chocolate – use your favorite; milk, semi-sweet or dark chocolate to make this recipe. I like dark or semi-sweet. Also consider some of the flavored chips like mint or peanut butter chips. No chips? Break up chocolate bars as an alternative to the chocolate chips.
Nuts – Sprinkle in your favorite nuts before you drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn for chocolate-covered nut popcorn clusters.
Toppings – Add some extra treats like M&M candies, crushed peppermint candy canes, mini marshmallows or chopped pretzels.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Make sure to drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn as quickly as possible before it cools and hardens into a chunk instead of a drizzle.
If you don’t have white or milk chocolate chips, go ahead and use dark. However, if you do have all three kinds, then you can create this recipe with three different flavors of popcorn!
Stove Top Popcorn – If you are popping your popcorn on the stovetop, drip a teaspoon of oil into a pot on medium-high. Add one popcorn kernel and wait for it to pop. Immediately add 1/2 cup kernels. Cover with lid and shake over heat until all kernels have popped. Be sure to keep the lid slightly ajar to prevent condensation on your popcorn.
Air Fryer Popcorn – Did you know that you can pop popcorn in the air fryer? You can! If you want to give air fryer popcorn a try for this recipe find the directions here.
Chocolate Covered Popcorn – Want to make chocolate-covered popcorn instead? Place half of the popped popcorn in a paper bag or large stock pan with a lid. Add half of the melted chocolate and the remaining popcorn. Top with the rest of the chocolate. Secure bag or cover with the lid and shake vigorously until the popcorn is coated with the melted chocolate.
CHOCOLATE DRIZZLED POPCORN FAQS
This recipe should be stored in an air-tight container in a cool dry place. It will last up to one week! Sometimes, I like to double or triple this recipe so that I have it on hand for snacks during the week.
You can freeze the popcorn for up to three months. After it has cooled, place in an airtight container or freezer bag with all of the air squeezed out. When you are ready to eat it, simply allow the popcorn to come to room temperature and then enjoy.
This recipe will work with either plain or butter popcorn. Some people tend to prefer butter-flavored popcorn, but you can use whichever your family prefers.
MORE SNACK RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
Hope you give this easy recipe a try and add this yummy popcorn to your next movie night!
- 6-8 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- Pop popcorn using your favorite method.
- Line parchment paper or wax paper on a baking tray with a rim.
- In a single layer, add prepared popcorn on top of the parchment paper and set aside.
- Place chocolate chips in a small microwavable bowl. One at a time melt chocolate chips on melt setting or on medium heat for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat timer setting every 15 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- With a spoon drizzle chocolate over popcorn in a zig-zag pattern over the top of the popcorn. Repeat with white chips.
- Let sit until the chocolate hardens. Alternatively, place tray in the refrigerator for several minutes to speed up the hardening process.
Lightly salt the popcorn after popping before adding the chocolate. Alternately, you can add sea salt after the melted chocolate has been added. The salt will stick to the surface of the chocolate drizzled popcorn.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 482Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 6gSugar: 25gProtein: 6g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
This recipe was first published May, 2014 and has since been updated with additional photos and step by step details, March 2022.
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