chocolate popcorn

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By Ronda Hays
from Cunningham, KY

Yet another way to enjoy chocolate!

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serves 24 cups
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For chocolate popcorn

  • 1 c
    milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 c
    butter
  • 3/4 c
    light corn syrup
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 pkg
    3.5-ounces natural-flavored microwave popcorn, popped
  • 2 c
    salted cashews
  • 1/4 tsp
    instant coffee powder
  • 1 pinch
    ground red pepper

How To Make chocolate popcorn

  • 1
    Combine chocolate morsels, brown sugar, butter, light corn syrup, coffee powder, ground red pepper, and salt in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  • 2
    Distribute popcorn and nuts evenly onto 2 lightly greased sheet pans. Pour chocolate mixture evenly over popcorn and nuts, stirring well with a lightly greased spatula.
  • 3
    Bake at 250F degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread onto wax paper to cool, breaking apart large clumps as mixture cools. Store in airtight containers.
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