This chocolate drizzle popcorn is a delicious sweet and salty treat that only requires 3 ingredients! Air-popped popcorn is drizzled with melted chocolate and topped with a sprinkle of kosher salt. Yum!

Looking for an easy chocolate drizzle popcorn recipe? You’re in the right place!

Chocolate drizzle popcorn on a baking sheet


 

Did you know you can make your own gourmet popcorn at home in just minutes?

It’s true! This chocolate drizzle popcorn is a delicious sweet and salty treat that only requires three ingredients. It’s an easy recipe that is perfect for for next movie night, or as party favors, or for special occasions. You could also wrap this up in cellophane bags and give it as a hostess gift or holiday treat for neighbors.

When you’re looking for a fun alternative to caramel corn, this recipe is it.

I love using freshly air-popped popcorn or stovetop popcorn instead of microwave popcorn. Then I generously drizzle the popcorn with melted chocolate and topped with a sprinkle of kosher salt. Who could resist a sweet and salty snack this quick and easy?

If you love creamy white chocolate, you could easily make this into black and white chocolate popcorn. You could also add mini marshmallows, peanut butter chips, pretzels, nuts, and more.

There are really limitless ways to customize this chocolate-coated popcorn!

This quick dessert is guaranteed to become one of your new favorite things. The whole family will love it just as much! It’s such a simple chocolate-drizzled popcorn recipe and it has a great shelf life too!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy dessert
  • Only three ingredients
  • Great for movie night or parties
  • Endless ways to customize

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You also might like this article on is popcorn gluten-free.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this chocolate drizzle popcorn.

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  • Chocolate chips: Chocolate chips add a bit of sweetness and delicious chocolate flavor to the popcorn. I’m using dark chocolate but milk or semi-sweet would work as well. Feel free to use what you have on hand. Just make sure it’s a good-quality brand! I don’t recommend using candy melts instead of chocolate chips — you won’t get the same rich chocolate flavor. Check out this post on are chocolate chips gluten-free.
  • Popcorn: I prefer the light and fluffy texture of Orville Redenbacher Original Popcorn, but any popcorn kernels will work!
  • Salt: Salt helps balance out the sweetness of the chocolate. I like to use kosher salt, but if you’re using table salt, reduce the amount to ¼ teaspoon.

How to Make Chocolate Popcorn

Popcorn in a pot
  • (Optional) If you have an air popper, use the kernels and pop according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • If you don’t have an air popper, heat a large nonstick pot over medium heat. Add the kernels and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Shake the pot occasionally until the kernels start popping. Then continue shaking the pot until popping is about 5 seconds apart. Remove the popcorn from the heat and pour it onto a rimmed baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper. (Arrange popcorn in a single layer so that every piece gets a nice chocolate drizzle.)

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Melted chocolate in a glass bowl
  • Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 
Chocolate drizzle popcorn on a baking sheet
  • Transfer the melted chocolate to a Ziplock bag or disposable piping bag and drizzle the chocolate evenly over the popcorn. Sprinkle over the kosher salt. 
  • Place the popcorn in the fridge to chill until the chocolate has set — about 10 minutes. Then break popcorn into clusters and store it in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

This popcorn is also delicious with M&Ms! Check out this post on are m&ms gluten-free.

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Storage Instructions

Store this chocolate drizzle popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

FAQs

What is the trick to drizzle chocolate?

The trick to easily drizzling chocolate is to make sure it’s perfectly melted through. Overheated chocolate becomes dry and crumbly, while underheated chocolate will be clumpy. To avoid overheating, place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Then use a spoon to immediately drizzle over popcorn, cookies, fruit, and more.

Can you drizzle melted chocolate?

Yes, melted chocolate drizzle is a great way to enhance a wide number of sweet and savory snacks. You can drizzle chocolate over popcorn, cookies, brownies, ice cream, strawberries, apples, crackers, or nuts. You can also drizzle peanut butter, white chocolate, and Nutella!

How do you thin melted chocolate for drizzling?

If your melted chocolate is too thick to drizzle, you can thin it out by adding melted coconut oil or vegetable oil. Add just a teaspoon or so at a time until the chocolate reaches the desired consistency.

A close-up photo of chocolate drizzle

Expert Tips & Tricks

  • Chocolate chips add a bit of sweetness and delicious chocolate flavor to the popcorn. I’m using dark chocolate but milk or semi-sweet would work as well. Feel free to use what you have on hand for this chocolate-covered popcorn. Just make sure it’s a good-quality brand!
  • I prefer the light and fluffy texture of Orville Redenbacher Original Popcorn for this homemade popcorn, but any popcorn kernels will work!
  • Feel free to dress up this popcorn however you’d like! You could add peanuts, cashews, almonds, peanut butter drizzle, white chocolate chips drizzle, sprinkles, and more!

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try this chocolate drizzle popcorn, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you! 

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5 from 5 votes

Chocolate Drizzle Popcorn (Easy Recipe!)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
This chocolate drizzle popcorn is a delicious sweet and salty treat that only requires three ingredients! Air-popped popcorn is drizzled with melted chocolate and topped with a sprinkle of kosher salt. Yum!

Ingredients

  • cup popcorn kernels about 10 cups popped
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions 

  • (Optional) If you have an air popper, use the kernels and pop according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If you don’t have an air popper, heat a large nonstick pot over medium heat. Add the kernels and cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. Shake the pot occasionally until the kernels start popping. Then continue shaking the pot until popping is about 5 seconds apart. Remove the popcorn from the heat and pour it onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Transfer the melted chocolate to a ziploc bag or disposable piping bag and drizzle the chocolate evenly over the popcorn. Sprinkle over the kosher salt.
  • Place the popcorn in the fridge to chill until the chocolate has set– about 10 minutes. Then break the popcorn into clusters and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES
  • Any kind of chocolate will work for this recipe – semi-sweet, milk or dark. I prefer to use a good-quality brand like Guittard.
  • I prefer the light and fluffy texture of Orville Redenbacher Original Popcorn for this homemade popcorn, but any popcorn kernels will work!
  • Feel free to dress up this popcorn however you’d like! You could add peanuts, cashews, almonds, peanut butter drizzle, white chocolate chips drizzle, sprinkles, and more!

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. 5 stars
    This chocolate drizzle popcorn is one of the most requested treats the kids love! Sometimes, they like helping me in preparing it. Such a fun treat!

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