Linda's Chocolate Popcorn

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"I love making recipes with add-ins to my popcorn, and this one is sure to please young and old alike! You can add nuts too if you like them. I especially like peanuts, cashews and pecans with this recipe. This is great to have anytime. It's also great during the holidays, and the kids really love it! NOTE: Cooking time DOES NOT include time taken to pop popcorn."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (70 g)
  • Calories 289.6
  • Total Fat - 15.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 5.1 mg
  • Sodium - 181.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 35.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 18.4 g
  • Protein - 4 g
  • Calcium - 24.9 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Step 2

Place popped popcorn in a large roasting pan. Set aside.

Step 3

In a saucepan, over medium heat, cook sugar, corn syrup and butter, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until melted.

Step 5

Pour over popcorn, and mix together well.

Step 6

Put in oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Step 7

If adding nuts, do so now, and mix into mixture with a large spoon.

Step 8

Spoon onto waxed paper to cool, stir to separate.

Step 9

Store in a large plastic container or put into baggies.


No special items needed.

8 Reviews


I loved the thought of this as a base for one of my Easter treats and it went over big with both young and old! I added in chopped Pistachios, M&M's and Peanut M&M's, and lots of pastel sprinkles. So Easterish! So Delicious!


(6 Apr 2021)


We love popcorn and chocolate so I knew exactly what I wanted to have while watching the Superbowl. I added almonds and coconut and it tasted just like Almond Joys, my favorite! I was hogging the bowl and my hubby told me to pass the freakin bowl!


review by:
(12 Feb 2021)


We loved this popcorn, adding in colorful M&M's and pecans. The whole family enjoyed it very much!


review by:
(3 Nov 2020)


My son wanted some popcorn so I decided to make this for a special treat. We love it so much that next time I am going to double it so we get our fill. I may even make some more up for the kids stockings. Yes that is an excellent idea!


review by:
(20 Dec 2019)

Lets Eat

With Halloween coming up I wanted to try this on for size. I made a batch and it was so addictive! I added pecans in half the mixture and cashews in the other half. Both are amazing! My kids are going to love this for our Halloween party. I may sprinkle in some orange and yellow sprinkles at the end for added color too!


review by:
(5 Oct 2017)


I saw a bag of this in a store that sold for 8.00 I can't compare both because I never purchased the one from the store, I can say that I don't think there is anything better than this recipe, I advise everyone to make this wonderful treat, thanks LindsaBusyKitchen!


review by:
(8 Jan 2013)

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