Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn
This Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn is the perfect 5-minute sweet and salty snack. The combination of white chocolate and dark chocolate is the perfect complement to the salty and buttery popcorn!
There are so many fun ways to spruce up your popcorn snack recipes! Check out my Candy Cane Popcorn Crunch for a fun holiday take on popcorn or my Cinnamon Roll Popcorn for fun dessert-turned-popcorn recipe.
Why This Recipe Works
- Easy 5-minute snack. This drizzled popcorn recipe is the perfect quick snack! In just 5 minutes you can have this fun sweet-and-salty snack to share.
- Minimal ingredients. You only need 3 ingredients for this recipe! Popcorn, white chocolate and dark chocolate! (I add a big of flaky salt on top at the end for an added salty punch, but that is optional.
- Customizable snack. Need to transform this chocolate drizzled popcorn into a snack or treat for a certain holiday? Use colored baking chips to make this recipe more festive and holiday appropriate!
- Microwave Popcorn: I used two bags of microwave popcorn since it’s so much easier and quicker — plus it’s pre-buttered and pre-salted!
- White Chocolate: Using the baking chocolate because it doesn’t contain stabilizers like the chips do. The stabilizers in chips help keep the shape and so it doesn’t melt as easily or as smoothly.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate: Feel free to use milk chocolate or dark chocolate, whichever you prefer. Again, I used the baking chocolate so it’s free of stabilizers. Baking chocolate also has more cocoa butter in it than in chocolate chips (for the same reason as the stabilizers — to help keep the shape so its harder to melt).
- Microwave the popcorn. Cook the popcorn on the popcorn setting in your microwave. Remove from the microwave and pour the popped popcorn on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
- Melt the chocolates. Microwave the chocolate in separate microwave-safe bowls one at a time. Stir every 20-30 seconds until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Drizzle. Now drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt (optional) and let the chocolate set before transferring to popcorn/serving bowls.
Can use the colored baking chips found at craft stores if you want the drizzled chocolate it to be a colored theme for holidays or parties.
Using baking chocolate will be easier than using chocolate chips. Chocolate chips contain stabilizers as well as less cocoa butter than baking chocolate. This is so the chips will retain their shape — one of the reasons melted chocolate chips don’t mix into your cookie dough when it’s baking.
Feel free to make your own air-popped popcorn or air fryer popcorn. I’d just be sure to drizzle a bit of butter on the popcorn after it’s been popped and mix that along with a bit of salt. You’ll definitely want buttered and salted popcorn so you get that delicious sweet and salty flavor once the chocolate drizzle is added.
Microwave the popcorn on half power to reduce the chance of over-popping and burning the popcorn. I always pull my microwave popcorn out right when I stop hearing popping sounds.
Add a teaspoon of vegetable shortening to the chocolate when microwaving to get a super smooth melted chocolate texture.
Want a lot more chocolate drizzle on the popcorn? Double the chocolate!
Are you a chocolate peanut butter fan? Swap out the white chocolate for some peanut butter chips. Butterscotch more your thing? Swap out the white chocolate chips for butterscotch chips!
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
This is a perfect recipe to make ahead of time for an event or party!
Store the chocolate drizzle popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days.
To freeze, store popcorn drizzled with chocolate in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. The popcorn won’t really freeze per se; it simply helps the popcorn stay fresher longer. You can also store any popcorn kernels in the freezer to increase their shelf life. Pop from frozen.
If popped popcorn is in an unopened container, it can last a lot longer (about 4-5 weeks). However, once the container or bag of popped popcorn is opened, it stays fresh for about a week. This chocolate drizzled popcorn recipe will stay fresh up to 7 days if it’s stored in an airtight container.
Yes you can! Freezing popcorn helps it stay fresher longer. With the drizzle, just note that if frozen, the chocolate may break and fall off the popcorn a lot easier than if you were to store the popcorn at room temperature.
Yes you can! I used microwave popcorn for the ease and simplicity, but feel free to pop your own!
More Popcorn Recipes
Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn
- 2 bags microwave popcorn
- 4 oz white chocolate - finely chopped
- 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate - or milk chocolate or dark chocolate, whichever you prefer
- 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt - for sprinkling at the end
- Pop the microwave popcorn, remove from the microwave and pour the popped popcorn on a wax paper lined baking sheet.
- Place the chocolate and white chocolate in separate microwave safe bowls. Melt each chocolate, one at a time, at half power stirring every 20-30 seconds until the chocolate is fully melted.
- Drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn. Repeat melting the white chocolate and drizzle over the popcorn. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt (optional).
- Let the chocolate set. Enjoy!