Easy Chocolate Popcorn – Popcorn Recipes



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Easy Chocolate Popcorn Recipes

Here are a couple recipes you can make for company or for party snacks, including an easy chocolate popcorn recipe!

Easy Chocolate Popcorn

2 quarts popcorn, popped
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup peanuts
6 plain Hershey’s candy bars (1.55 oz each)*

Place popcorn on a greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Break candy bars into quarters. Sprinkle marshmallows and peanuts and place broken candy bars on top. Bake at 300° for 5 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute. Toss to coat. Store in an airtight container. * This is a good way to use up some of that Christmas or Easter chocolate.



Confetti Popcorn

3 quarts popcorn, popped, with hulls and “old maids” removed
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 Tbsp. colored sprinkles or colored sugar
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon

Combine corn syrup and butter. Cover and microwave for 30 seconds. Pour over popcorn. Toss. Immediately sprinkle with remaining ingredients and toss. Transfer to two greased (or covered with wax paper) 15x10x1 pans and let stand for 1 hour, until dry. Store in an airtight container.

Comments

  1. Bea says

    I really like these recipes. I love popcorn, and am always making it at work in the microwave, and everyone tells me how good it smells. Cheaper than buying snacks from the vending machine.

  2. Sheri says

    A couple of years back I got the recipe for Kettle corn on the Hillbilly Housewife site and I have been making it every since, but I use half the sugar and I don’t do it on the stove. I use my Stir Crazy Popcorn popper. When it comes to parties, the Kettle corn is requested! I have made money off this recipe too! I will be putting Kettle Corn in my food gift baskets this year.

    For the basket, I don’t really use a basket, but I take a paper grocery bag and roll it down into a nest and put the food in that. The people that get my food baskets don’t need any more stuff in their houses, so I don’t waste money on a basket they don’t want.

    I also make buttered popcorn. When I make the popcorn in the Stir Crazy, I put the butter in with the popcorn. That way the butter is more evenly distributed and doesn’t land on those 10 favored kernels and there is nothing on the rest.

    I have found that the best oil to use for popcorn and especially the kettle corn is Grapeseed Oil. It has a very high smoke point and it doesn’t burn the kettle corn. Costco has the best price for Grapeseed oil I have found.

  3. Wendy says

    For a fast and healthy popcorn snack simply place a scant 1/4 cup popcorn kernels (I like white popcorn the best) into a paper lunch sack. Fold down the top a couple times and place into the microwave on it’s side. Our microwave pops the bag of popcorn in 1 1/2 minutes. There are quite a few old maids but more time burns the popcorn. pour a bit of melted butter on the popcorn so the salt will stick or use “this can’t be butter” spray to moisten up the popcorn for salt sticking purposes. It’s GREAT and probably costs about 5 cents to make. I wonder if a cloth sack with a little draw string wouldn’t work just as well. I will try it and report back.

    • says

      Wendy my mom does this all the time but she has found that the Wendy’s fast food sacks work best of all. We don’t know why but they do and she has almost no old maids. One good thing she and my dad go there a lot and order off the dollar menu so she saves everyone she gets. You might try it if you get a chance. I’m sure different microwaves would maybe be different too.
      My grandson loves popcorn and he says great grandma’s popcorn is the best in the whole world.

  4. Pam says

    This is what my family enjoys-Popcorn Cake-5 qts ofpopped corn 1 lb gumdrops cut in peces (I like to use the cinnamon bears and cut them into pieces) Ub nedium size pan 1 C margarine, 1/2 C salad oil and 1 lb marshmallows. eat time marshmallows ae eled and mixture is well blended. Pour over popcorn and gumdrops. Mix well and place into sprayed angel food cake pan or I have used bundt pan and press down and let set till cool. I hope you famil enjoys it like mine does.

  5. Pam says

    my keyboard stuck and some of the words were left out. After marshmallows Heat till marshmallows and mixture is well blended. and I hope your family enjoyit like mine does.

  6. Jennifer says

    My kids and I made both recipes last night for my son’s kindergarten gift exchange. They both were WONDERFUL! I had to put the chocolate batch in the fridge to set up, but they were both easy recipes and well liked!

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