So a few weeks ago, I was introduced to Skinny Pop’s Dusted Dark Chocolate Popcorn by my friend Melanie and it has been ALL I can think about! We love popcorn in our house and love creating different flavors (hello, coconut cinnamon & pop rocks!) and have it AT LEAST once a week! We have movie nights a lot over here, okay? So I decided that we just had to have our own dusted chocolate popcorn and it turned out ridiculously tasty. Here’s how you can make your own!
- 1 cup popcorn kernels
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 3-4 tablespoons Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Cocoa
- 2 teaspoons fine caster sugar
In a large stockpot, melt the coconut oil over medium high heat. Once melted, add the kernels . You want enough kernels to cover the bottom of the stockpot, and then enough coconut oil to cover the kernels. Place a lid over the stockpot and set a timer for 6 minutes from the time you hear the first kernel pop. Shake the pot occasionally to be sure the coconut oil and kernels are evenly dispersed. Once the popping slows down, remove the stockpot from the heat and pour the popcorn into a large bowl.
Sprinkle the sugar immediately after sprinkling the chocolate. You want to use caster sugar so your popcorn doesn’t taste “grainy”. Granulated sugar can work in a pinch, but you won’t get that “dusted” feeling that we’re going for.
Divvy it up into some bowls and try not to share. You won’t have a problem because it is quite impossible to share this stuff! Chocolate for the win!
recipe & photography \\ Lexy Ward