March 1, 2010

Chocolate Popcorn


This makes a great, sweet-satisfying, chocolate-satisfying treat. I consider it a "wholefood" indulgence!
We always pop popcorn on the stove. Personally, I think it beats all theater popcorn, hands-down :).

Compliments: "Just 4 Kids"

3 tablespoons sunflower or safflower oil
1/4 cup popcorn
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon milk (or water for dairy-free)
1/4 cup semisweet (or extra dark!) chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottom pan. Add the popcorn kernels, cover the pan, and cook, shaking the pan vigorously and frequently, for about 2 minutes, until the popping stops. Turn into a large bowl.

Put the butter, sugar, honey and milk (or water) in a pan and heat gently until and butter has melted. Bring to a boil, without stirring, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the chocolate chips, and stir until melted.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the popcorn and toss together until evenly coated. Spread the mixture onto a large cookie sheet. Bake the popcorn in the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy!
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3 comments:

Kristin said...

Are you kidding me?! Chocolate Popcorn??YUM!!!!!! How about you bring a little bit- or a lot- of this to Friday School?? :)

Shanti said...

thanks for the recipe! is it possible to make this without baking it?

anna said...

Thanks for the comments. Yes, you can eat this popcorn right after you pour on the sauce. Baking it just gives it a more "caramelized" effect (not as gooey). We have eaten it both ways (like when we don't have patients to wait for it to bake ;)). Also, Kristin bringing some Friday would give me a great excuse to bake some more!