That right there is caramel popcorn and that stuff I’m drizzling on it…Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate. Oh, but not just any dark chocolate. It is their Intense Dark Twilight Delight 72% Cacao. Dark. Chocolate. Heaven.
I am kinda a sucker for sweet and salty snacks. Popcorn is my ultimate weakness as you can read here. Cover it with something sweet and you’ve got a killer movie night snack.
The caramel popcorn and the dark chocolate make a great combination but to add a bit more sweetness to the mix I added a few marshmallows so that every once in a while you get a soft, sugary bite. Since the dark chocolate is much less sweet then a semi-sweet or milk chocolate it doesn’t “make your teeth hurt” from all the sugar!
Dark Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Popcorn
- 8 cups freshly popped popcorn, salted
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3 tblsp light corn syrup
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 – 3.5 oz bar Ghirardelli Intense Dark 72% Cacao Twilight Delight
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 200°. Place the popcorn in a large bowl.
In a small saucepan melt the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup. Heat over medium until bubbly around the edges, stirring occasionally. Continue cooking for 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda until it is foamy.
Pour the caramel over the popcorn and toss until evenly coated. Transfer it to an ungreased baking sheet (13 x 9). Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Finely chop the chocolate and place in a microwave save bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring, until it is melted. Drizzle over the popcorn and toss in the marshmallows. Allow to cool until it is firm. I’m impatient so I transferred it back to the large bowl and stuck it in the fridge for a bit!
Now, if you would like to try this fabulous dark chocolate for yourself I am giving away a bag of squares. What can I say, I love you guys! Leave me a comment telling me what you would make with Ghirardelli’s Dark Chocolate. You must be a US resident to enter just for the mere fact that I can’t afford to ship overseas…but I still love ya. Contest ends Friday, September 16, at midnight and the winner announced on Saturday.
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Disclaimer: I received Ghirardelli Chocolates as a member of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers Program. I received no further compensation to review this product. My opinions are all my own.