Dark Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Popcorn

Hellooooo gorgeous!

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

Dark Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 8 cups freshly popped popcorn, salted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 - 3.5 oz bar Ghirardelli Intense Dark 72% Cacao Twilight Delight
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°. Place the popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Allow to cool until it is firm and enjoy!
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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.

Comments

  1. Amanda says:

    That looks really good, and I love chocolate. I would probably eat the whole thing by myself.

  2. I am a popcorn addict myself! This looks amazing…I think I would make this with the chocolate! Love your photos!

  3. I follow you on Twitter!

  4. And now I like you on FB (can’t believe I didn’t before!)

  5. And I tweeted. Have a great weekend!

  6. Curt says:

    Oooh! My wife and I have made a number of varieties of popcorn, but have never tried this one. This looks great.

  7. Barb says:

    The popcorn looks yummy. I would add the dark chocolate along with a handful of raisins inmy brownies the next time I make them.

  8. Barb says:

    Just “liked” you on Facebook. Looking forward to trying and sharing your delicious recipes.

  9. Kelley says:

    i will use it in a s’more bar recipe I make. I am excited to try it!

  10. With really good dark chocolate I love to make homemade hot chocolate (and splurge using 2% or whole milk instead of skim).

    I love homemade chocolate caramel corn!

  11. Kelley says:

    I follow you on twitter @momentsinalife

  12. Kelley says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway.

  13. Delish!!! caramel corn of any variety is my biggest weakness!

  14. meredith says:

    i would love to make brownies!

  15. meredith says:
  16. meredith says:

    i follow you on twitter

  17. meredith says:

    i like you on facebook

  18. Hubby and I are huge fans of dark chocolate. I’d probably make chocolate chunk cookies.

  19. I follow you on Twitter!

  20. OF COURSE I follow you on facebook and twitter … and I’m a total popcorn and chocolate addict too! I sometimes just have a big bowl of popcorn for dinner. And you used my favorite dark chocolate on your popcorn. What would I make with the chocolate? Honestly, I’d probably just eat it. Or I’d make some coffee/chocolate ice cream. Did you see that lovely toffee chip coffee ice cream that Karie Engels posted the other day? Oh man. I gotta make that.

  21. Laura says:

    The sweet and salty crunch of this popcorn recipe is delightful in it’s sophisticated twist with the dark chocolate.
    I’d make chocolate ganache-filled croissants for a special breakfast.

  22. marla says:

    This popcorn looks crazy addictive. Good thing I can only gaze at it through my computer screen, right now ;)

  23. OH I love dark chocolate…combined with a savory salty flavor..HEAVEN! ;)

  24. Ann says:

    This is FABULOUS! I love sweet/salty snacks! Your pictures are an absolute feast for the eyes! Thanks!

  25. Ann says:

    I follow you on facebook!

  26. Ann says:

    I follow you on twitter!

  27. Camille says:

    I LOVE the idea of adding marshmallows! YUM! Such a fun idea for a give-a-way!

  28. Nachelle says:

    yum, I make caramel popcorn all of the time and this addition sounds delicious! I also have a big choco cake that I need to make and am going to melt chocolate down to make swirls…this stuff sounds good!

  29. Stephanie Bundrock says:

    Ok I think I would make a hot lava cake and my husband would REALLY appreciate it since he is allergic to milk and semi sweet choc. (weird, I know…)and can really only handle dark chocolate. I might sneak some into his choc chip cookies too, and of course make your popcorn.=)

  30. mjskit says:

    This popcorn is incredible! Before I read through the recipe I would have said that I would use the chocolate for a chocolate sorbet, but now I think I would try this popcorn. Probably a little healthier. :)

  31. mjskit says:

    I’ve “liked” you and I’m following you!

  32. Stephanie says:

    If I had that chocolate I’d probably just eat it hahaha
    Ok, or make something with peanut butter with it!

  33. Stephanie says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  34. This is such a creative snack idea! I love that its something different than the norm and that it’s probably a good source of fiber. I’m always on the look out for good tasting, fiber-rich foods to add to my day.You know more about the Caramel Popcorn visit at Caramel Popcorn | Gourmet Popcorn | Garrett Popcorn

  35. Aaaaw dang! That looks truly addictive!! Mmmmm.

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