Chocolate Popcorn


A delightful chocolate popcorn candy recipe. All you have to do is pop the popcorn, cover it with a homemade chocolate glaze, then bake to make crispy chocolate-coated popcorn candy!

close up view of Chocolate Popcorn in colorful popcorn containers
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
2 quarts


  • nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 quarts popped popcorn

  • 1 cup peanuts (Optional)

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup corn syrup

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Spray a 10x15-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Place popcorn and peanuts into a large metal bowl; set aside.

  2. Combine sugar, butter, corn syrup, and cocoa together in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, stirring continuously, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla, then pour over popcorn in the bowl. Stir until popcorn is well-coated; spread on the prepared pan.

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

  4. Remove popcorn from the oven; allow to cool to room temperature to crisp up. Break into small clumps and store in an airtight container.


You will need 1 cup of unpopped popcorn kernels to get about 2 quarts of popped corn.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 95mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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