Chocolate Popcorn

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I often depend on popcorn when I want a quick, easy whole grain snack.  It’s naturally gluten-free, and preparing it doesn’t require expensive ingredients.  Plain popcorn with coconut oil and salt is simple and delicious, but I like to sometimes mix in different flavors.  In the fall I posted a recipe for pumpkin popcorn and during the holidays I shared my maple gingerbread popcorn.  Here in the dark days of winter, all I really want is chocolate.  This chocolate popcorn is reminiscent of those chocolate cereals many of us enjoyed as children, and it satisfies the deepest chocolate cravings.  But unlike chocolate sugar cereals, my recipe has no refined sugar and the list of ingredients is short and pronounceable.

Ingredients:
½ cup organic popcorn kernels
3 tbs. coconut oil
1 ounce bittersweet baking chocolate (single ingredient: chocolate)
3 tbs. maple syrup
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. cinnamon

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Pop the popcorn.  I use this air popper, but you can use whatever method you like.
  3. In a roasting pan or cookie sheet with sides, place the coconut oil, chocolate, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon.  Place the pan in the oven while it preheats and once everything is melted, stir to combine well.
  4. Add the popcorn to the chocolate mixture and stir to coat evenly.  Bake for 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes.
  5. Cool on a wire rack.

Price Breakdown
This recipe yields 13 cups of chocolate popcorn.  The total cost is $1.64, or $.26 per 2-cup serving.  This popcorn is the perfect healthy chocolate indulgence. 

Linking to Pennywise Platter Thursday, Fat Tuesday.

Comments

  1. I love chocolate and I really love popcorn. Yum!

  2. Thanks, Jill. It’s the perfect combination!

  3. I love popcorn, and I’m bookmarking all of these recipes for when my kids get their braces off and I’m not the only one in the house eating it.
    Thanks, Annemarie!

  4. You’ve been doing a lot with chocolate lately! I love popcorn but no so much the sweet variety.

  5. Two of my favorite foods, chocolate and popcorn, yum!

  6. Just made this for a party and it’s wonderful! Thank you!

  7. Hi! Will this keep? Or do you have to eat it all right away. :)

  8. What brand of chocolate do you use? I am having a hard time finding chocolate without soy lecithin (GMO) and other horrible things. This looks delicious! I’m gonna try the pumpkin and gingerbread ones too. What a fun treat for the Fall and Winter seasons! THANKS!

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