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

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