Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Toasted Coconut Popcorn

Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Toasted Coconut Popcorn covers your sweet and salt craving, Popcorn, toasted coconut, dark chocolate and sea salt. YUM!

Well, wasn’t that was a mouthful.

Remember last year when I posted peppermint white chocolate popcorn? Well this year I’m all about the dark chocolate toasted coconut combo. It satisfies that salty-sweet tooth I have and I really don’t feel too guilty about polishing the whole bowl. Dark chocolate has antioxidants right?

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My husband and I make a big bowl of popcorn at least once a week and we either drizzle it with butter and sprinkle with salt or a few (twenty, give or take) dashes of Frank’s Red Hot. But every once and again I crave a little chocolate on my popcorn and after I finished my Costco size bag of dark chocolate sea salt popcorn, I needed more. I wasn’t about to drive 25 minutes to the nearest Costco, so I made it myself.

popcorn stuff

Last year I got my beloved air popper for Christmas and have since used it 7,568 times. Seriously though friends, air-popping is where it’s at. It literally takes five minutes to pop an enormous bowl, there are hardly any un-popped kernels left and air-popped popcorn is way better for you.

Unless you decide to trash it up {and by trash I mean it in a good way} with toasted coconut, dark chocolate and sea salt.

drop in the corn

Measure a half cup of popcorn kernels into the chamber of your air popper.


And let the popping begin. This sound {can you hear it?} reminds me of my childhood and I still stand directly over it and stare down and watch the kernels pop and work their way up and down the chute.

remove the unpopped

After the corn has popped, I arrange the popcorn in an even layer on two rimmed sheet pans {I lined the pans with parchment for easy clean up} and then I picked through it, finding and discard all the un-popped popcorn.

sprinkle with toasted coconut

Sprinkle with the half cup of toasted coconut. I had some left over from this nog recipe, but here’s a link on how to do it.

chocolate and coconut oil

For the chocolate drizzle; I added 4 ounces of dark chocolate plus two tablespoons of unrefined organic coconut oil and nuked it at 10 second intervals, stirring in between until it was as smooth as silk.



chocolate and sea salt

Then I poured it ever so neatly, without spilling a *ahem* drop into this nifty squeeze bottles. But a spoon or fork could totally get the job done, I always complicate things.


And then I drizzled and drizzled and drizzled until it was all gone.

sprinkle with salt

Final step: sprinkle with flaked sea salt and pop it in the fridge to set.

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Now just grab yourself a bowl and start popping this popcorn like it’s nobodies bidness.

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Tis the season for fun treats.

Now go on and get your snack on. I’ll be curled up on the couch with this bowl of Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Toasted Coconut Popcorn, a bottle of Malbec, watching Love Actually and The Holiday.

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The End.

Enjoy! And if you give this Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Toasted Coconut Popcorn recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: about 16 cups

Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Toasted Coconut Popcorn

Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Toasted Coconut Popcorn
Popcorn is tossed with toasted coconut and then drizzled with dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup un-popped corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup toasted sweetened coconut
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
  • flaked sea salt
  • *an air popper works best in this recipe


  1. Pour 1/2 cup {or follow your manufacturers directions} into the air poppers chamber. Turn it on and pop away.
  2. Spread the popcorn in an even layer among two sheet pans. Pick out the un-popped kernels {there shouldn't be many} and discard those buggers.
  3. Sprinkle the popcorn with the toasted coconut.
  4. In a 2 cup liquid measuring cup add the chopped dark chocolate and two tablespoons of coconut oil. Nuc for 10 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth.
  5. Drizzle the dark chocolate over top of the coconut popcorn and sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Pop the popcorn sheet pans into the fridge to set.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 46mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 1g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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21 Responses to “Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Toasted Coconut Popcorn”

  1. #
    Julia @ hungryandconfused — December 11, 2013 at 5:09 am

    We are so boring with popcorn in the UK – it tends to be butter, salted, plain or sweet. And that’s when there’s a lot of choice! I couldn’t believe it when I went to the cinema in the US and saw all of the flavour toppings and shakers. You guys do popcorn the right way, and this looks amazing!

  2. #
    Indian Lacquerade — December 11, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I agree with Julia. I am from India where popcorn is always salted. Till a year or two ago when very few theatres in a couple of cities started offering caramel and cheese. Would have never thought of this combination anyway. I just have one question though: doesn’t refrigerating popcorn kill the crunch?

    • simplyscratch replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 10:04 am

      Hi! Actually, it sure doesn’t! The popcorn is only in there for 15 minutes or until the chocolate sets 🙂

  3. #
    Steph (Poupetteinthekitchen) — December 11, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Now, why would you do this to us?? I’m barely recovering from eating a full bag of your peppermint popcorn last week (made it for work, and ended up keeping it just for moi)…

  4. #
    Steph (Poupetteinthekitchen) — December 11, 2013 at 6:55 am

    @indian lacquerade: surprisingly not at all! Once the corn is coated with chocolate, the chocolate seals the crunch in! I made a double batch of Laurie’s peppermint popcorn for Thanksgiving, kept it in the fridge and ate the last bag yesterday. Fresh as the first day!

  5. #
    Laura+(Blogging+Over+Thyme) — December 11, 2013 at 9:32 am

    This popcorn is SO much fun!! I could do a lot of damage with that little device. I’d probably be popping popcorn every second of the day!

    • simplyscratch replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 10:05 am

      We could start a support group?

  6. #
    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — December 11, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Looks so delicious! I love my air popper too! I don’t know how people eat microwaved popcorn.

    • simplyscratch replied: — December 11th, 2013 @ 10:05 am

      I agree! It’s air popped or no-pop!

  7. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — December 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I’ll take an entire bucket of this, pa-lease?!! Also, where do you get your drizzle guy at?

    • simplyscratch replied: — December 12th, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

      Ha! But of course!

      Ps: the drizzle guy {you’re hilarious} is from Pampered Chef but I know I’ve seen similar at my grocery store {Wilton maybe?} XO!

  8. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — December 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I have been munching on a bag of chocolate covered popcorn but this looks WAY better.

  9. #
    Amelia — December 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Oh my holy goodness. This looks divine! I’m not a huge caramel corn person but love dressed-up popcorn. Can’t wait to try this!

  10. #
    Kiki Davis — August 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this…especially the ending when you became my evil twin and broke out the Malbec, Love Actually and The Holiday!!! lol

  11. #
    Emily — January 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Hi! Love this – looking to do DIY popcorn favor baggies for my upcoming wedding, maybe doing 2-4 flavors to choose from, this definitely being one of them 🙂 For the recipe above, about how many cups of popped popcorn would you say this made!? God bless the air popper!!!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — January 31st, 2019 @ 12:38 pm

      Hi Emily! 2 tablespoons of unpopped kernels yields about 1 quart of popcorn. So my guess is around 16 cups or so. Congratulations on your engagement!


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