Chocolate Popcorn – try this instead of caramel corn.

This is my Grandmother’s recipe.  She would make chocolate covered popcorn as a special treat.  You can make this quickly, and it isn’t too difficult to make.  Who would have thought to have chocolate popcorn?  This recipe is by Ethel Eynard. Jefferson City, Mo. 1968.

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Chocolate Popcorn

Try chocolate popcorn instead of caramel corn. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Popcorn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 1094kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 quarts popcorn popped


  • Combine all ingredients, except vanilla. Cook at a moderate boil. It is done when you can drop some in water and the water remains clear. Add vanilla to chocolate when done. Pour over popcorn and stir. Let stand for about 30 minutes.


Calories: 1094kcal | Carbohydrates: 212g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 34g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 7.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Diane Ranshaw

    I am confused about the ingredient 3 tablespoon cocoa (instant)

    Are you referring to the unsweetened cocoa powder or are you referring to the sweetened instant hot cocoa powered used for hot chocolate?

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