Wednesday, December 12, 2012

SUPER easy chocolate drizzled microwave caramel popcorn

one of our must-have treats during the holidays is this super easy microwave caramel popcorn that our aunt shared with us years ago. and because we LOVE chocolate, we decided to add some on this time and... we were pretty pleased with the results.

it's a little dangerous how quickly you can whip up a couple batches of this sinful treat.
but that just means, in no time, you can make some to share with your neighbors and have some for yourself to enjoy while watching elf for the 100th time. ;)

• brown paper bag (you should be able to ask for these at most grocery stores)
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 cube butter
• 1/4 cup light corn syrup
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1/2 tsp. baking soda
• 3 bags microwave butter popcorn (generic works great)
• chocolate candy coating

• pop 3 bags of microwave popcorn according to directions on package
• pour popcorn into brown paper bag

• combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a microwavable bowl.
• microwave for 2 minutes. stir. microwave for an additional 2 minutes.
• add baking soda and stir well.
• pour mixture into the brown paper bag, over popcorn. roll bag shut and shake.
• microwave the whole bag for 45 seconds. shake again. (repeat 3 more times)
• carefully pour popcorn onto some waxed paper.

• melt chocolate according to directions on package. then put into a small ziploc bag. cut a corner off of the bag and drizzle the chocolate all over your popcorn. 

• let that sit for a few minutes. then package it up and pass some out.

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  1. is it one cube of butter or one cup of butter? One cube of butter is a half a cup.

  2. one CUBE of butter. sorry about that.

  3. This is my popcorn recipe I've been using for years but never had the brillant idea to add chocolate to it!! mmmm:)

  4. such a great idea! must make!!
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  5. oh my goodness! thank you for the brown paper bag trick...when I make Popcorn Confetti, I always struggle getting the chocolate mixed and nicely coated on the popcorn. I end up squashing a lot of the popcorn as I stir it in a large bowl! I must try this next time

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  7. Looks delicious! Can you melt chocolate chips instead of using candy coating?

  8. hi kim... i'm sure the melted chocolate chips would be just as good. :)

  9. just finished making this, and oh my! It is delicious and incredibly easy! Thanks ladies! As always you are amazing.


  10. I know this is about a year late, but I was looking around in your blog (Very Neat!) and ran across this. I have never done anything with Popcorn except microwave and eat. I plan to make this and give it as a gift this Christmas - how long do you think it keeps?

    1. It never last longer than a couple days in my house. ;) If you keep it in a closed container (or Ziploc bag) I'm sure it'll stay good for at least a week or so.