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Quick, easy dark chocolate popcorn

Chocolate + salty stuff = LOVE. In your tummy, at least.

Overhead view of dark chocolate popcorn

Fashionable restaurants are putting bacon into chocolate desserts. People have been pairing liquidy forms of chocolate with pretzels, potato chips and popcorn for a long time. But once upon a time, I was hungry for something both sweet and salty, and I didn’t have any liquid form chocolate in my place, and I was way too lazy to drive out and get some. What to do?

Dark Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

Here’s what you do:

1. Pop the popcorn.
2. Put the cocoa powder and sweetener into a bowl and stir them together.

Cocoa powder and sugar mixed together in bowl

3. Pour the blended powders into your bag.

Spoonful of cocoa and sugar blend

4. Once the popcorn is popped, you want to transfer it as quickly as you can into the bag of powder, so you don’t lose much heat or steam. But you also need to pour the popcorn in stages, shaking the bag a little with each stage, so you’re covering the popcorn in powder somewhat as you go. Once all the popcorn is in, you close the bag and shake, baby, shake!

Popcorn and cocoa sugar blend in bag together

6. Eat it!

The taste is very dark chocolate, sweet, and salty. The texture is not powdery, or at least not in a way that tickles your throat. It may take a little bit of getting used to, but it gets addictive after a few bites.

Overhead view of dark chocolate popcorn

Quick, easy dark chocolate popcorn

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • Plain Microwaveable Popcorn without any flavoring.
  • Pure Cocoa Powder
  • Sugar, xylitol, or the powdered sweetener of your choice
  • A bag to shake the popcorn and powders in together. It should be noticeably bigger than the microwave popcorn bag, but not huge.


  1. Pop the Plain Microwaveable Popcorn.
  2. Put the Cocoa Powder and sweetener into a bowl and stir them together.
  3. Pour the blended powders into your bag.
  4. Transfer the popcorn into the paper bag, bit by bit, shaking it slightly with the powder as you go.
  5. Once it's all in there, close the bag and shake well.

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