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Chocolate Cherry Popcorn

Chocolate Cherry Popcorn

I knew that I can find many types of popcorn. There’s butter, extra butter, light butter, kettle corn, salt, or no salt. I wanted to try something different for my next movie night. I didn’t want the same old humdrum popcorn. I made a snack that combines the irresistible allure of chocolate with the sweet and tangy burst of cherries, with this chocolate cherry popcorn recipe. It’s a treat worth savoring!

The Perfect Blend of Sweet and Crunchy

Chocolate Cherry Popcorn is a delightful marriage of flavors and textures. It starts with the classic crunch of popcorn, but then things get interesting. Rich chocolate meets the sweet flavor of cherries. The result is a taste explosion that’s hard to resist.

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A Snack for Every Occasion

One of the best things about chocolate popcorn is its versatility. Whether you’re planning a cozy movie night in, a festive gathering with friends, or just need a little pick-me-up during the day, this snack fits the bill. It’s equally at home on a party platter or in a bowl for solo indulgence.

Substitutions to Suit Your Preferences

I encourage you to get creative with your chocolate cherry popcorn. Here are some substitutions and variations to consider:

  1. Milk Chocolate or White Chocolate: If dark chocolate isn’t your preference, you can use milk chocolate or white chocolate for a sweeter, creamier twist.
  2. Dried Fruit Variety: Cherries not your thing? Experiment with other dried fruits like cranberries, strawberries, or apricots to create your unique blend of sweet and tangy.
  3. Nutty Crunch: For added texture and flavor, consider tossing in some toasted almonds, pecans, or cashews for a delightful nutty crunch.
  4. Spice It Up: If you enjoy a bit of heat, try adding a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper to the chocolate mixture for a spicy kick.

Try These Cherry Chip Morsels!

Chocolate Cherry Popcorn is a snack sensation that’s both easy to make and impossible to resist. Whether you stick to the classic combination or create your unique version, it’s sure to become a beloved favorite for any occasion. So, grab your ingredients, get popping, and indulge in the sweet and crunchy world of this delightful snack.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Cherry Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 12 Cups Popcorn Popped (Remove unpopped kernels)
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar Packed
  • ½ Cup Light corn Syrup
  • ½ Cup Water
  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder
  • 10 Oz. Cherry Flavored Baking Morsels
  • * Optional: Dipping Chocolate Melted (Used for drizzling)

Instructions

  1. In medium pot, bring sugars, corn syrup, water, and butter to boil. Reduce heat and mix in cocoa powder. Remove pot from heat. Pour popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Using greased mixing spoons, pour sugar mixture over popcorn and stir until popcorn is evenly coated.
  2. Line a casserole dish with greased wax paper. Pour half of the popcorn into dish. Pour all of cherry chips over popcorn.
  3. Layer the last half of popcorn over cherry chips. Drizzle dipping chocolate over popcorn. Place in refrigerator and let cool for 15 minutes and then remove and let sit at room temperature before serving.

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  1. I don’t think I have ever seen Cherry Chips, but I will be on the look out for them now.

    I love this recipe and I am featuring it in the Top 10 of the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party post that will go live Monday morning. Thanks for sharing!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com