{edible gifts} Chocolate Coconut Popcorn

chocolate popcorn in a bowl

I really love popcorn.  When I make a bowl of popcorn for my daughter to snack on, I find myself unable to stop eating it and usually consume an entire batch in one sitting.  Most often I eat it sprinkled with nutritional yeast, but when given the opportunity to consume sweetened popcorn, I get excited.  I love the potential for the combination of sweet and savory, which is achieved if you add enough salt.

RECIPE: CHOCOLATE COCONUT POPCORN

INGREDIENTS: The Popcorn

  • 1/2 cup un-popped popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (canola is fine)
  • The Chocolate Sauce:
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar (I used confectioners because I had it)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

INGREDIENTS: Additional Ridiculousness

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup toasted almond slivers (or smashed almond slices)

METHODS

First, pop the popcorn.  I always use a whirlypop, which is fun and produces really tasty popcorn.  Coconut oil is a delicious base to cook popcorn in, even if you’re just going to eat it plain.  While the popcorn heats up, get the chocolate sauce started. Melt the chopped up chocolate and the butter in a saucepan.

chocolate

Add the sugar, salt and the vanilla just as the butter and chocolate are almost all melted.  Once that mixture is smooth, put it to the side. Pour the popped popcorn in to a bowl and sprinkle the almond pieces and coconut on top, but don’t mix them in yet.  Tip the saucepan and slowly pour the chocolate over the bowl of popcorn, allowing it to drizzle all over the mixture.

chocolate popcorn

If you don’t mind most of the popcorn getting evenly coated with chocolate, go ahead and toss it immediately, allowing the coconut and almonds to mix in as well (which is what I did).  If you prefer the chocolate stay kind of distinct, you could spread the popcorn, almond and coconut mixture out on a cookie sheet and drizzle the chocolate, the wait for it to cool before mixing it up.

popcorn in a bag

Once you’re done you can present this delicious treat to friends and family in a plastic bag with a gift label.  Served in a bowl, it will also make a festive addition to any holiday party.

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8 Comments on “{edible gifts} Chocolate Coconut Popcorn”

  1. December 20, 2012 at 7:08 am #

    Wowee. So cool!

    • Alexis
      December 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

      Thanks!

  2. December 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Oh Em Gee! I need this.. I need this now!

  3. Barbara Katz
    December 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    More temptation ! You better save some for me.

  4. Kim M
    December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Look sooo yummy that I might even abandon my nutritional yeast for a batch!

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