Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

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This chocolate popcorn recipe is a delicious, healthy snack that will satisfy your chocolate craving. It’s great for a homemade food gift! (gluten-free, vegan)

This chocolate popcorn recipe is a delicious, healthy treat that will satisfy your chocolate craving. It's great for a homemade food gift!

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 enjoy pumpkin popcorn, and during the holidays I love this maple gingerbread popcorn. Maple bacon popcorn and vanilla popcorn are a fun treats any time of year.

This chocolate popcorn recipe 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.

Visit this post for other variations on coconut oil popcorn. The list of topping possibilities is endless!

Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

This chocolate popcorn recipe is a delicious, healthy treat that will satisfy your chocolate craving. It's great for a homemade food gift!
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5 from 5 votes
healthy chocolate popcorn recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes

Recommended Equipment


  • 1/2 cup organic popcorn kernels
  • 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 ounce bittersweet baking chocolate single ingredient: chocolate
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Pop the popcorn. I use this air popper, but you can use whatever method you like.
  • 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.
  • Add the popcorn to the chocolate mixture and stir to coat evenly. Bake for 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

Approximate Nutrition Info

Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 6
Calories: 162kcal
Cost: $.26 per serving

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Chocolate Popcorn Recipe Price Breakdown

This recipe yields 13 cups.Β The total cost is $1.64, or $.26 per 2-cup serving. This healthy chocolate popcorn is the perfect indulgence, and it makes a great gift. It’s so quick and easy to make.


  1. 5 stars
    This looks like a super easy and fun recipe to recreate! I will give it a go next time I have my nieces over. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    I usually choose microwave popcorn because of the convenience factor, but I know an air popper and recipes like this make the popcorn taste so much better. I need to try this recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    What a fantastic recipe. I think chocolate popcorn sounds so good and you made it so nice and healthy too!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh, wow! This looks so easy… and perfectly delicious! Chocolate popcorn would satisfy two cravings as once. πŸ™‚

  5. 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!

    1. This popcorn should keep for several days, but it’s never been around for more than 2 days in my house so I can’t be sure. πŸ™‚

  6. 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!

      1. Heh…I went years not being able to eat popcorn with all my dental work. Now with my implants, crowns and braces done, I eat it every night πŸ˜€

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