Easy Chocolate Popcorn

This is a simple way to make delicious chocolate-covered popcorn that is ready as soon as it pops.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt


  • Place the oil, sugar, cocoa powder, and popcorn kernels in a stovetop popcorn popper or a large pot with a lid. Mix everything well.
  • Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally until kernels start popping, then start stirring constantly. If using a pot, place the lid on the pot to keep the kernels inside and shake the pot to stir it.
  • When popping slows, remove pot from heat (don’t try to wait for every piece to pop or it will burn).
  • Toss popcorn with salt and serve.