Pop the popcorn, cover with chocolate glaze, then bake to make crisp chocolate coated popcorn!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Oil a 10x15 inch baking pan with sides.

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  • Place popcorn and peanuts into a large, metal bowl, and set aside. Stir together the sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla, then pour over the popcorn. Stir until the popcorn is well coated. Spread the popcorn into the prepared pan.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring several times.

  • Remove from the oven, and allow to cool to room temperature. Break into small clumps, and store in an airtight container.

Note

1 cup of unpopped popcorn kernels will yield about 2 quarts of popped corn.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

185.5 calories; 3 g protein; 18.9 g carbohydrates; 15.3 mg cholesterol; 164.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I decided to give this recipe a try after loving the caramel popcorn one. I popped my own popcorn in a pot. After reading some reviews about the popcorn being too greasy, I cut the butter to 1/4 cup. I used 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of light brown sugar. Melted the butter first (that makes it easier to incorporate the cocoa powder) and then add the corn syrup, cocoa, and I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt. After letting it boil for 2 minutes, I took it off the heat, and stirred in the vanilla and added 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. The mixture starts to foam after adding the baking soda; I immediately poured over popcorn and baked for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. The popcorn was not greasy whatsoever. One tip: it tastes better the day after you make it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2008
The flavor of the popcorn is very good but it is very greasy and too rich to eat very much of. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I decided to give this recipe a try after loving the caramel popcorn one. I popped my own popcorn in a pot. After reading some reviews about the popcorn being too greasy, I cut the butter to 1/4 cup. I used 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of light brown sugar. Melted the butter first (that makes it easier to incorporate the cocoa powder) and then add the corn syrup, cocoa, and I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt. After letting it boil for 2 minutes, I took it off the heat, and stirred in the vanilla and added 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. The mixture starts to foam after adding the baking soda; I immediately poured over popcorn and baked for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. The popcorn was not greasy whatsoever. One tip: it tastes better the day after you make it. Read More
(111)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
I decided to give this recipe a try after loving the caramel popcorn one. I popped my own popcorn in a pot. After reading some reviews about the popcorn being too greasy, I cut the butter to 1/4 cup. I used 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of light brown sugar. Melted the butter first (that makes it easier to incorporate the cocoa powder) and then add the corn syrup, cocoa, and I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt. After letting it boil for 2 minutes, I took it off the heat, and stirred in the vanilla and added 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. The mixture starts to foam after adding the baking soda; I immediately poured over popcorn and baked for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. The popcorn was not greasy whatsoever. One tip: it tastes better the day after you make it. Read More
(111)
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2009
This is pretty good. I will definitly make it again. I just used 2 bags of microwave popcorn and that worked perfect. Next time id like to use brown sugar maybe a tiny bit of salt and possibly baking soda. I have a great recipe for caramel popcorn and i think adding the cocoa powder might be nice. I used dark cocoa powder which made this look like tar lol. This will be fun for holloween. I suggest using a sheet pan line with parchment paper instead of 9x13 cake pan. This helps with the unwanted extra oil and also helps dry out popcorn and crisp up more evenly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2008
This is a great recipe.So easy.My guy's loved it!Thanks for sharing it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
here's a huge tip: do not use microwave popcorn or it will be too oily and rich. air pop the correct amount follow the directions although you must stir it around while it's cooling or it will all stick together and you will have a wonderful treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2008
What a wonderful flavor combination!!! I did leave out the peanuts this time but next time I think I will toss it with marshmallow and peanuts when it comes out of the oven for a rocky road twist. This will replace my regular popcorn and nestle crunch bar ritual! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2009
Very Tasty but sweet next time I might try adding a little less sugar. I used olive oil in place of the butter and it was still yummy. For a little variety I may use peanut butter or brown sugar next time. All in all this was delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2012
I popped 1/2 cup of popcorn in my microwave corn popper. The chocolate mixture should be stirred while it is cooking for two minutes or it may scorch. If you want a more chocolate coating, the ingredients are easily doubled. I sprayed the baking pan with oil. The popcorn will not be crisp until it has cooled. Also, I sprinkled sea salt before removing from pan. Makes a nice gift when packaged. Will make this again & again :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2009
Crisp chocolately and even visually appealing. Excellent! Perfect for Christmas gifts. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/05/2008
The flavor of the popcorn is very good but it is very greasy and too rich to eat very much of. Read More
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