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Chocolate Covered Popcorn

I have relied on random candy lurking in the cupboards to complete this recipe. I used leftover small marshmallows and M&M's. If you planned ahead you could make your own marshmallows and be choosy about any other candy you include.

This recipe produces enough for one class party, taking into consideration other children will be bringing food. If you are feeding more kids you may wish to double or triple the recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 12 cups
Author: Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas


  • 1/3 cup unpopped popcorn equal to approximately 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 100 g dark chocolate chopped
  • Any random candy you can put your hands on


  • Line two baking trays that will fit in your freezer with baking paper and set aside.
  • Pop the popcorn using your preferred method, and place it in a large bowl.
  • Melt the chocolate either by short bursts in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove.
  • Pour the chocolate over the popcorn and stir thoroughly until all the popcorn is coated.
  • Spread the popcorn in a thin layer over the baking trays and put into the freezer for 3 - 5 minutes.
  • Remove the popcorn from the freezer and put into a serving bowl or storage container. Break up any larger pieces.
  • Pour over your chosen candy, stir to combine.
  • Serve or carry to your party.


I use an air popper to pop my popcorn. If you do not have an air popper, heat a Tablespoon of coconut oil in a large saucepan (one with a lid) on a medium high heat. Add the popcorn, put on the lid and continue to cook, shaking the pot occasionally, until the popping slows. Continue with the recipe.