How To Make Chocolate Covered Popcorn

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Mmm…freshly baked popcorn drizzled in the most delicious chocolate. We defy anyone to visualize something other than the heavenly experience of melted chocolate covered popcorn right now.

Should you think your cooking abilities aren’t up to the mark for making mind-blowing chocolate covered popcorn, think again.

With the help of this article, you will be a master of creation on how to make chocolate covered popcorn. White, milk, or dark chocolate covered popcorn will be easy to whip up.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Should you yearn for this tasty snack, but minus the calories, we can help with that. There is also a gluten-free and vegan recipe too.

By the end of this article, chocolate covered popcorn will be your signature dessert dish. Don’t forget to read the final thoughts for additional useful facts.

Home Cooked Popcorn Vs. Shop Bought Popcorn

On its own, popcorn provides a multitude of nutritious qualities. However, let’s be honest. If we are planning on a chocolate covered popcorn treat, nutritional value is not a high priority.

There is a huge array of chocolate covered popcorn varieties from which to choose. Impulse buying at the movie theater is the easy option. Gourmet Belgian chocolate covered popcorn, is always a hit.

Whilst there is an absurd amount of choice for fans of bagged popcorn, it has its downside. Bagged, ready-made popcorn comes loaded with sodium, sugar, and fat.

The calorific content is far greater than if you were to simply make your own. Furthermore, when made correctly, nothing can beat homemade chocolate covered popcorn.

Additionally, those with health concerns such as gluten intolerance, or people who have set dietary requirements (such as vegan), do not have the same bagged popcorn experience.

The choices are restricted to a few, and they usually taste a bit rubbish. Making your own popped corn definitely wins.

Chocolate Covered Popcorn Variations

You may think the biggest hurdle is in making this delicious snack. You would be wrong. The most difficult aspect of making chocolate covered popcorn is deciding which type to make. Chocolate connoisseurs rejoice.

Variations include white, milk, dark chocolate, Belgian chocolate, caramelized chocolate, or a combination of the lot. Next, you must choose between lightly salted, salted, or sweet.

These may just be the hardest life decisions of all.

Which Popcorn To Use

There are two types of popcorn kernel, The popcorn kernel needed for making this scrumptious snack is the mushroom popcorn kernel. This is the sturdier version and won’t break at the first point of contact with chocolate.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Popcorn

This is a recipe for quickly creating one of the most popular and irresistible chocolate covered popcorn creations known to mankind.

Experience the delight of popcorn covered with a perfect contrast of white and dark chocolate. It is the go-to snack for any occasion.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Ingredients required for this are popcorn kernels and your favorite types of chocolate. And a little coconut or vegetable oil.


  1. Make your popcorn. Stove top and in a pot is the best method. However, popcorn makers are also fine to use.
  2. Line the baking tin with parchment paper. Put your popped corn into a baking tin and spread out evenly.
  3. Melt your favorite white and dark chocolate either over a hob or in the microwave, ensuring it is thick, yet runny. Make sure no solid pieces remain.
  4. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn.
  5. Enjoy!

How To Make Low-Calorie Chocolate Covered Popcorn

This is the ideal recipe for making a low-calorie, crunchy, sweet tasting treat that provides an ultimate mood-boost.

Cadbury Button version

You will need Cadbury milk chocolate buttons, popcorn kernels, coconut oil spray, salt for taste (as required) A bag of Cadbury Chocolate Buttons contain 534 kcal.

  1. Pop your popcorn over a stove top.
  2. Spread evenly in a tin that is lined with parchment/wax paper.
  3. Melt your Cadbury’s milk buttons (without eating any).and pour over your popcorn.
  4. Leave for 5 or 10 minutes and then gobble them up.

You can adapt and customize this recipe by adding chopped wafer or raisins for extra tastiness.

How To Make Low-Calorie White And Dark Chocolate Covered Popcorn

This treat is so delicious, you won’t believe it only contains about 250 calories.

Ingredients Required

  • 8oz (0.3 kg) white chocolate wafers
  • 8oz (0.3 kg) dark chocolate wafers
  • Popcorn kernels, 3oz (0.11 kg)
  • Vegetable oil (optional)


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Prepare your popcorn over a stove with the vegetable oil and spread onto the baking sheet.
  3. Melt the wafers on a stove top with a little vegetable oil (if using).
  4. Stir the mixture and spread over your popcorn.
  5. Leave for 5 minutes and serve. Et voila!

How To Make Gluten-Free And Vegan Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Many people have special dietary needs and cannot indulge in the regular chocolate covered popcorn recipes. Learn how to make this gluten and dairy-free snack and they will be your friend for life.

It makes for a seriously good gift for just about anyone. Better yet, making your own gluten-free and vegan chocolate covered popcorn is so simple to do. You will need{

Most dark chocolate that has a high cocoa content are vegan, but not all are vegan and gluten-free. For taste purposes, go for the luxury of Lindt Dark Chocolate Bunnies.

These are both vegan-friendly and suitable for those with a gluten intolerance.

To Make This Yummy Snack

  • 16 oz of Lindt Dark Chocolate Bunnies
  • 3-4 oz popcorn kernels
  • Coconut oil


  1. Prepare you popped popcorn and spread onto a lined baking sheet or tin.
  2. Melt your chocolate
  3. Pour over your popcorn and let it settle.
  4. Enjoy

Final Thoughts

Making your own chocolate covered popcorn is surprisingly easy to do. Most methods require minimal effort. Moreover, you get to add the ingredients you wish and customize it to whatever your palette desires.

There are no nasty surprising ingredients and even homemade popcorn thats fully engulfed in chocolate madness won’t be as unhealthy as the bagged variety.

For an extra taste boost, additions such as chopped almonds, shredded coconut, raisins. Chocolate chips and wafers make excellent choices.