Chocolate Popcorn

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups popcorn
Directions

Over medium heat, using a 4 quart pot, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, cocoa, and salt and bring to a boil. Once the mixture is well mixed, add the popped corn. Cook and stir until popcorn is coated, approximately 2 minutes. Cool mixture and shape into 3-inch balls.


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I followed the recipe and didn't love the flavor. Also, I thought it made the popcorn taste mushy instead of crunchy. Will not be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty and very sticky to roll into bite-size balls. After washing my hands, I coated them with a bit of cooking spray, which helped a lot. Also took the advice from other reviewers and added an extra 2 T. of cocoa and 1 tsp. of vanilla. Next time I make it, I will substitute artificial sweetener for the 1/2 cup of sugar...got to reduce a couple of calories! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so good and really easy to make. I also added 2 extra T of cocoa and 1 t vanilla. If you want the chocolate to not be so chewy, make sure you just bring it to a boil and immediately take it off the heat. Over cooking will make the chocolate very chewy and hard. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these and adjusted the recipe as follows: added 3 tbsp cocoa and 1 tsp vanilla. I didn't make them into balls, I spread it out over waxed paper, cooled and tore it apart. My husband isn't much on sweets, but he liked it so much I had to make a second batch for him to take to work. He couldn't wait for his buddies to try it. It definitely satisfied my sweet tooth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Halloween and added orange M&M's to make them more festive. I added 1 extra Tbs. of Coco Powder, 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 3 dashes of cinnamon to make this recipe my own. I let the chocolate sauce cool for a couple minuets before adding the popcorn to make sure the popcorn didn't wrinkle and get soggy. Very good and gooey treat...will make for Christmas with red and green M&M's!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful treat. I can't wait to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The taste is great, although I wanted a stronger chocolate flavor. It's more like a caramel corn with a hint of chocolate, so next time I'll add more cocoa and possibly even a bit of vanilla. Otherwise, I am very impressed with how easy the recipe is, and kids would have fun helping make the balls. But be careful to let it cool enough before shaping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Added a little extra cocoa and a little vanilla to it, pretty good. With some chopped peanuts it would be even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
they were hard as rocks once they cooled off. Maybe I did something wrong. If you make them just be careful of any dental work you may have. :0 item not reviewed by moderator and published
this popcorn was amazing when i made it at home and it was so simple! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are pretty good, but just a little sticky to work with. Another good idea is to use caramel instead of chocolate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was so yummy and awesome.brittany item not reviewed by moderator and published
I air popped the popcorn to make it a little healthier (vs. microwave). Put more popcorn than suggested and added a little extra salt and a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter to give it the salty/sweet taste. yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My children and I made this one day before watching a movie at home. It sounded good, and after reading the reviews I decided to try it. I don't know if it was supposed to taste the way that it did, but it was horrible. I'm a pretty good cook, and followed the directions, and even added extra cocoa as was suggested by a few reviewers. It was not good, to say the least. We will not be trying this recipie again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i followed the recipe as is (with one bag of microwave popcorn), but stuck the balls in the over for 15 min at 300 degrees. this allowed the popcorn to crunch up again. otherwise, the popcorn is soggy. i also would suggest more cocoa for more of a chocolate taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful!!!!My children loved these.Now I serve them at every party.I also brought them to a bake sale they sold out lightining fast. Thank You Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
i made this for the first time last night and added 1 tsp. of vanilla after it was finished cooking before the popcorn was added and that was good. so today i made it again this time i added 1/4 cup raisins, 4 cups extra popcorn, and 2 heaping spoons of crunchy peanut butter which made it even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this recipe was so fast and way easy!!! Much easier than regular popcorn balls. I thought they tasted good and are a good alternative to way fattier desserts! I'm going to recommend them to some friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these and just let it cool on waxed paper, broke into pieces and served like you would caramel corn. I did double to amount of popcorn, however. A little chocolate flavor goes a long way in this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and quite good. Use 1 cup less popcorn and wait until it is cool to try to form balls. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I really LOVED this recipe! I plan on making it all the time because it is SO easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
it's good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great snack to make using things that I always have in my kitchen. The kids love it and it takes no time at all to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So yummy and so easy, even a man can do it baby!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a super simple, quick and easy recipe. Not as chocolaty as I'd hoped, but very good. On Paula's show, she popped the popcorn herself, but a single bag of plain microwave popcorn works just as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really liked this recipe....thought it was tasty as is, but could definitely be spiced up a little more. Maybe by adding a little something like peanuts or some sort of candy. I'll definitely be doing some experimenting with this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chocolate popcorn was excellent! I loved it, as did the rest of my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor wasn't too pronounced, so I'd recommend adding more cocoa (perhaps doubling it). I liked the texture, but the chocolatiness was definitely lacking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this twice now and all my friends love it! I didn't make it into balls, though, just clumps. It did need to have a little time on a cookie sheet in the oven to crisp up. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I could get in real trouble with weight with this because I loved it so much I think I could eat it every day. Great for a gift container to. Thanks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these and they were tasty, but stayed a little too sticky for my taste. Could possible to some damage to dental work if not careful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The popcorn stays crisp after baking. Tasted much better than I thought it would. Can't stop eating it! Think I'll try peanut butter chips next time. Make sure you remove the kernels of unpopped corn before mixing it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I decided to make this for a childrens' church function. They would not eat it. I thought is was alright, but not too many others thought so. Sorry! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids and husband loved these!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
these popcorn balls are really good..if u got a chocolate craving this will do the job. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make and sooooo good to eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great basic recipe to build off of. Loved it with peanut butter added. M&M's would be good as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 3 year old loved to make this she was able to get her hands dirty and not get in trouble for playing with her food. This recipe is something great for the whole family to do. It tasted nice and sweet just the way kids like it. Good job ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it is very go item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kids & adults love it. Good for fall treats and parties item not reviewed by moderator and published

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