Chocolaty Popcorn

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


16 cups

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
Pack this irresistible snack into wax or plastic bags and tie them shut with curling ribbons for a pretty presentation. You could also prepare a batch or two for a holiday bake sale. I guarantee it'll go quickly!


  • 12 cups butter-flavored microwave popcorn
  • 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening, divided
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Place the popcorn in a greased 15x10x1-in. pan; set aside. Melt chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening; stir until smooth. Drizzle over popcorn.
  2. Place vanilla chips and remaining shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  3. Drizzle over popcorn; toss gently to coat as much popcorn as possible. Sprinkle with pecans. Chill until firm before breaking into pieces.