Ultimate Caramel Chocolate Popcorn Recipe
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Ultimate Caramel Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

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Have the munchies? They’re no match for this nutty caramel corn drizzled with melted chocolate. —Kim Forni, Claremont, New Hampshire
Featured In: Holiday Popcorn
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 18 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mixed nuts
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups dark chocolate, milk chocolate and/or white baking chips
  • 3 teaspoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 419 calories, 24g fat (8g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 389mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 250°. Place popcorn and nuts in a greased roasting pan; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda (mixture will foam). Quickly pour over popcorn and mix well.
  3. Transfer to two greased 15x10X1-in. baking pans.
  4. Bake 1 hour or until dry, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. In a microwave, melt each chocolate separately, adding 1 teaspoon shortening to each 1/2 cup chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over popcorn mixture; let stand until set.
  6. Break into clusters. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 quarts.
Originally published as Ultimate Caramel Chocolate Popcorn in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2011, p57

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Lottashore4 User ID: 8066544 215305
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"Oh this is so good and makes a lot. It is good without the chocolate also. Great recipe!!!"

kenya14 User ID: 5607534 212385
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"Delicious, made it for work and everyone gobbled it up."

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