Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn

Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

75 minutes

Serves

12 people

What could be better than homemade hot-from-the-oven caramel corn? Chocolate covered caramel corn! This delicious recipe includes all the steps to make both variations.

Why Try? Homemade Chocolate Popcorn Munch at a fraction of the price you’d pay at the gourmet food store!

Use high quality premium chocolate bars for an indulgent chocolate covered caramel corn.

Ingredients

  • 16 cups popcorn (fresh popped popcorn works
  • 4 cups dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • 2 Combine corn syrup, butter and brown sugar in saucepan; simmer over medium low heat to syrup consistency.
  • 3 Bring to a slow boil for 5 minutes without stirring.
  • 4 Remove from heat; stir in baking soda, salt and vanilla.
  • 5 Pour over popcorn and toss to evenly coat.
  • 6 Transfer to greased cookie sheets and bake uncovered for 1 hour; stirring several times during baking.
  • 7 Transfer caramel corn to large bowl and cool; breaking up clumps.
  • 8 To prepare chocolate covered popcorn: Reserve 8 cups caramel corn (1/2 batch).
  • 9 Working in small batches, portion 1 cup chocolate chips into microwaveable measuring cup. Microwave for 60 seconds, stir, microwave an additional 20 seconds and stir until chocolate is smooth and melted.
  • 10 Combine melted chocolate with 2 cups caramel corn and stir to evenly coat; using tongs or fork, transfer chocolate covered popcorn pieces to cookie sheet lined with wax paper and cool.
  • 11 Repeat steps 9 and 10 with remaining chocolate chips and caramel popcorn.
  • 12 Cool until chocolate has hardened. Transfer to serving bowls or decorative containers.

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