Hot Chocolate Popcorn

Hot Chocolate Popcorn Recipe l

I hope you all had a great Christmas with family and friends! I have enjoyed unplugging the last few days to spend time with my family. It’s nice to just sit around and relax without thinking about what needs to be done next. Of course, even when you’re relaxing, you still need to eat!

Hot Chocolate Popcorn Recipe l

The holidays are a great time for foods that you can set out for people to snack on. This hot chocolate popcorn is perfect for munching on with friends and family while chatting, playing games, or watching sports. Since you don’t want to miss out on any of the action, the quick prep for this popcorn is just what you need.

Hot Chocolate Popcorn Recipe l

The recipe is really simple. Plain popcorn is coated with white chocolate and tossed with hot chocolate powder. Chocolate chips and mini marshmallows are tossed in for a more authentic hot chocolate flavor. Wait a few minutes for the chocolate coating to harden and you have a big bowl of popcorn ready to eat!

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Hot Chocolate Popcorn
Serves: 14 Cups
  • 12 C air popped popcorn, or plain/lightly salted microwaved popcorn
  • 10 oz white chocolate candy melts or almond bark (If you want larger clusters of popcorn, add another 2 oz of white chocolate candy melts.)
  • ⅓ C hot chocolate mix
  • ½ C chocolate chips
  • 1½ C mini marshmallows
  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl with room for stirring. Set aside.
  2. Melt candy melts according to package instructions. Drizzle over popcorn and and toss or stir to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with hot chocolate mix and stir. Add chocolate chips and mini marshmallows and stir until evenly distributed.
  4. Allow white chocolate to harden before serving.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

This recipe is slightly adapted from Cookies and Cups and may be linked to these parties.

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  1. I hope you had such a wonderful Christmas! These lovely popcorn would be perfect to relax after these busy days. They look so yummy! Thanks for sharing! x

  2. Tina Muir says:

    Yummy! I have grown into a habit of enjoying a hot chocolate every afternoon….maybe I should advance my habit into a hot chocolate snack instead :) Just have to make sure it is after I have finished training for the day….as this is probably hard to stop!Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ashley says:

    This popcorn sounds like a perfect snack! I love hot chocolate this time of the year but would have never thought to incorporate it into popcorn! Hope you had a very merry christmas!!

  4. I love hot cocoa popcorn! Such a perfect snack!!!

  5. How different is this? I love the idea of it!

  6. Hot cocoa and popcorn seems like such a fun combo! Very creative and original!

  7. This looks amazing! What a great idea. I’d love a handful or two right now!

  8. I have never made anything quite like this but I know my family would love it. I wonder if this would also be good with cocoa powder instead. I am sure. Great snack recipe. Pinning to make in the near future!

  9. Kelly says:

    Love the sound of this hot chocolate popcorn, sounds like a great snack! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the rest of the holidays and new year Jessica :)

  10. Ramona says:

    I know two kids that would inhale this popcorn. Very cute recipe. Wishing you have a wonderful and happy New Year 2014!!

  11. Jerin @ Best Food Processor Guide says:

    Chocolate popcorn I love it. It looks beautiful and so delicious so I have a feeling I’ll be going soon to make it. Although I have a hunch that yours is much healthier and fresh and delicious. Sooooo these may be happening soon.

  12. I love any sort of dressed up popcorn and i looooove hot cocoa (I drank it almost every single day last fall/winter when I was pregnant, and still love it) so this popcorn is totally my type of treat. NOM!

  13. PERFECT SNACK! looove

  14. This sounds heavenly! This is being filed to try :)

  15. RavieNomNoms says:

    Look at that!! That is so creative and looks delicious!

  16. Carrian says:

    Hot chocolate and popcorn! It looks so good!

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