Chocolate and Caramel Popcorn

Posted by in Chocolate Recipes on November 30 2011 | Leave A Comment

The much loved Caramel Popcorn can only get better with the addition of chocolate…

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popping corn
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 200g chocolate

Method

Line a tray with baking paper. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

Add popping corn to hot oil and cover with a tight-fitting lid. When corn starts popping, shake saucepan gently. Remove from heat when corn stops popping. Transfer to a large bowl and discard any unpopped corn.

To make the caramel, combine butter, sugar and honey in a saucepan over a medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring mixture to the boil and cook, uncovered, without stirring, for a further 5 minutes or until light golden.

Working quickly, remove caramel from heat and pour over popcorn then stir until popcorn is coated. Spread over prepared tray. Set aside to cool and then break into pieces.

Roughly chop the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl that fits snuggly in a saucepan (this stops water spraying into the chocolate). You can use whichever chocolate you prefer, dark chocolate is my usual choice for this recipe though. Half-fill the saucepan with water and bring to a simmer. Place the bowl on top, making sure it doesn’t touch the water (or it will overheat). Stir with a metal spoon until melted and then use the spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn. Once the chocolate has set, serve and enjoy!

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Comments On This Post

  1. thanks for this recipe my kids love eating popcorn but I never tried chocolate flavor, surely they will love this.

  2. …must say I like your recipe, will give it ago for 9 little children celebrating a birthday this weekend. I think they’ll love your chocolate popcorn!

  3. Now this is one I have to try. Had not thought of combining popcorn and chocolate before now – great idea.

  4. Georgina

    I’m making this for christmas gifts this year, so in the name of planning, can you tell me how long this will last once put into airtight jars?

  5. Great idea, I will try this in my Chocolate Shop. Look forward to trying this combination.

  6. Does this taste good? I imagine is a bit salty and sweet at the same time. I’d try it!! Thx :)

  7. ymmm……
    lv it..
    KeEp It Up….Thank YOU.

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