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.

popping

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.

smooth

Ta-da!

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.

drizzle

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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Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Toasted Coconut Popcorn
Yield: about 16 cups

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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:

Yield:

16

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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