Spiced Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

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Theodore Caldwell Modified: March 23, 2022
Spiced Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

How To Make Spiced Chocolate Popcorn

For this popcorn recipe, we are mixing sweet and spicy by adding a kick to this chocolate popcorn with chili peppers. It’s a refreshingly balanced flavor.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 4cupspopped popcorn,see note below
  • 2tspchili powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • ½tspsalt
  • cayenne pepper
  • 2tbspbutter,melted, or margarine or melted coconut oil to make it vegan
  • 3ozdark or semisweet chocolate,melted in the microwave or double boiler


  1. To make 4 cups of homemade popcorn on the stove, add a high-heat oil to a medium saucepan until the bottom is just barely covered.

  2. Add about 2 heaping tablespoons of popcorn kernels to the pan, or enough so that the kernels form a single even layer on the bottom of the pan.

  3. Cover the pan and turn the heat to High. After a few minutes, the kernels will begin to pop. Keep the lid on, but give the pan a few good shakes as the kernels continue popping so that the bottom kernels do not burn.

  4. Once the popping slows to at least 2 to 4 seconds between popping, immediately remove from heat and pour the popcorn out into a serving bowl.

  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne until combined.

  6. When the popcorn is ready, measure out about 4 cups. Then toss the popcorn with the melted butter and the chili mixture until it is evenly coated. Spread the popcorn out in a single layer on a piece of wax paper, or a foil-covered baking sheet.

  7. Use a fork or a pastry bag to drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn. Then let it rest for 15 minutes for the popcorn to return to room temperature.

  8. Transfer to a bowl and serve.


  • Calories: 198.74kcal
  • Fat: 14.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.87g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.14g
  • Fiber: 2.58g
  • Sugar: 11.74g
  • Protein: 1.95g
  • Cholesterol: 15.26mg
  • Sodium: 88.92mg
  • Calcium: 18.68mg
  • Potassium: 133.03mg
  • Iron: 1.47mg
  • Vitamin A: 69.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.07mg
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