Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dark Chocolate Popcorn

I've always wanted to try to make my own gourmet popcorn. You know the kind you see all over blogland. The popcorn with the caramel or the graham crackers. Yeah, I wanted to make some of that.

So, off to the grocery store I went, and I took Hubby with me. My original idea was pastel popcorn. I wanted to do something for Easter. Well, Hubby talked me into getting dark chocolate chips, so I ended up making Dark Chocolate Popcorn.

 Dark Chocolate Popcorn via @cupcake_n_bake #gourmetpopcorn

Turns out, gourmet popcorn isn't that hard to make. Mine is literally four ingredients. Yep, four!

Here's what you'll need:

1 bag of popcorn. Yep, you can use Orville Redenbacher with butter (or without if you want). 
1 12 oz bag of dark chocolate chips
3/4 bag of M&Ms 
3/4 8 oz bag of Reese's Minis

 Dark Chocolate Popcorn with M&Ms & Reese's via @cupcake_n_bake

Pop the popcorn like you normally would. You know how the bag says "Do Not Use the Popcorn Button"? Yeah, use the popcorn button. That keeps it from burning. When it's done, make sure you put it in a large bowl. It should be big enough to stir the other ingredients in with the popcorn.

Next, add the M&Ms. Toss the popcorn and the M&Ms with your hands or a rubber spatula. 

 Dark Chocolate Popcorn via @cupcake_n_bake #gourmetpopcorn

Slice each of the Reese's Minis in half and toss them with the popcorn mixture.

Now, start melting the chocolate. Place all of the chocolate chips in a saucepan, and add a little butter or shortening. This helps liquify the chocolate. Heat the chocolate on medium to low heat, stirring consistently, until it is smooth enough to pour.

Pour the chocolate slowly over the popcorn a little at a time. Stir with a rubber spatula. As you stir, pour more chocolate if needed. You can make it as chocolaty as you wish!

 Dark Chocolate Popcorn via @cupcake_n_bake

Let the popcorn cool completely so the chocolate dries and all the ingredients stick together. Enjoy the chocolaty goodness of this Dark Chocolate Popcorn!

What do you think?
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  1. I love popcorn, this look fun! I would love you to share it at my link party over at http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/2013/
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  2. Making this at the weekend!

    Kate x

  3. I was just thinking that I want to try making some yummy gourmet popcorn....this looks awesome!

    1. Popcorn is great to experiment with. Go for it!

  4. Looks delicious. Does the popcorn stay crisp? it looks well
    worth a try

    1. It gets soft like any chocolate covered popcorn, but it's still delish.

  5. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing "In and Out of the Kitchen"

  6. YUM!!! I love dark chocolate, and this looks so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. So thrilled to have you share with us. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  7. Looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Have a great week.
    Debi, Charly, Marci, and Suzan

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