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Hot Chocolate Popcorn

Hot Chocolate Popcorn is a delicious sweet and salty snack recipe. Popcorn has never been so much fun to munch on! Plus, it’s super easy to make with just 5 ingredients.

Let’s talk about gym etiquette. Now that I am all exercisey and work-outy I have discovered that there is kind of a gym hierarchy.

Apparently spending too much time on a single machine makes people angry.

Apparently setting up your “station” in an exercise class too close to someone else elicits dirty looks like you wouldn’t believe.

Apparently working out with the free weights gives all meat-heads in the vicinity a free pass to ogle you.

And apparently if you see someone using a piece of exercise equipment in the wrong way you shouldn’t correct them, you are just supposed to laugh and point…

You know how I know that?  Yeah, that was me, trying to use abdominal machine as a quad exercise.  Not embarrassing at all. Yeah, some gym people aren’t so nice.

Let me share a recent encounter with you…My friend talked me into taking a Pilates class.  Pilates isn’t my thing, as I am a major weakling.  BUT I begrudgingly agreed.

Half way through the class we had to do this ridiculous move that required my legs to be in the air while also trying to lift my shoulders and back off the ground all while squeezing a ball in between my calves…so yeah, it wasn’t pretty. I started laughing, like snort-laughing because I couldn’t seem to hoist myself into the correct Pilates positioning.  Well, APPARENTLY laughing in Pilates is frowned upon because the woman on the mat next to me sat up and said to me…and I quote…”I bet if I dangled a Milky Way in front of you, you would be able to get off the ground”.

Let that marinate for a beat.

She actually said those words to me.   I cannot make this stuff up.

I was stunned into silence, only later wishing that I told her that I am more of a Snickers girl.

My friend heard the whole encounter. So, yeah…no laughing in Pilates, it’s all very serious.  Lesson learned.

Since Pilates doesn’t want to be my friend I will drown my sorrows in popcorn, which is a very inclusive snack.  Popcorn will not make fun of you.  Popcorn will not ask you to do crazy-bendy-stretches. Popcorn will not make my elbows shake in weak peril.

And you can dress up popcorn however you like and it doesn’t ever seem to mind.  So take that mean-Pilates-lady.

See?  I clothed my popcorn in hot chocolatey goodness and it didn’t insult me.

Hot Chocolate Popcorn

How to Make the Perfect Popcorn

Pop some corn and sprinkle some marshmallows on top.

Then melt some white candy melting disks or almond bark…

Drizzle the melted candy on top of the popcorn and marshmallows and stir it up to coat evenly.

Spread the mixture on a wax paper lined counter and sprinkle some hot chocolate mix all over, BEFORE the candy coating has set.

The hot chocolate powder will stick to the candy coating.

Then get you some milk chocolate.  Oh yeah.Melt it and drizzle it all over the top of the popcorn.  It just keeps getting better!

Let the chocolate set up and you’re done!

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Hot Chocolate Popcorn

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cups 1x
  • Category: Popcorn
  • Method: Air Popper
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Hot Chocolate Popcorn is a delicious sweet and salty snack recipe. Popcorn has never been so much fun to munch on! Plus, it’s super easy to make with just 5 ingredients.


  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn (about 16 cups popped)
  • 14 ounces white candy melting disks or vanilla almond bark
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup Hot Chocolate (powder) mix
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate


  1. Make your popcorn using an air popper. (If you don’t have an air-popper and use microwave popcorn, use plain or lightly buttered/salted.)
  2. In a large bowl combine your popcorn and marshmallows.
  3. Melt you white candy melts according to package directions and drizzle on top of popcorn/marshmallow mix. Stir to coat evenly.
  4. Spread your popcorn on a wax paper lined counter. Immediately sprinkle your hot chocolate mix on top of wet popcorn.
  5. Melt your milk chocolate in the double boiler or microwave and drizzle on top of popcorn.
  6. Let chocolate set.


Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 31
  • Sugar: 4.6 g
  • Sodium: 13.1 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Trans Fat:
  • Carbohydrates: 6.1 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.1 mg

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94 comments on “Hot Chocolate Popcorn”

  1. Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

    Wow. I would of started crying or punched her in face. Maybe both! I can’t believe she said that! This looks like a great way to drown your sorrows ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’m a relatively new reader and I love your yummy posts. I seriously think your chubby hubby bars (which I brought into work one day) made my boss like me better.

    As to that gym lady, you should have told her right where she could stuff a Milky Way. You should try running! It’s better than the gym because you can always find trails to run at where people can see you/judge. AND even if you run along the road where people can see you, you’re the one running and everybody else is sitting on their butts in their cars. Which makes you better than them right away.

    1. Christy I’ve made it so many times now I can rattle off the repcie:3 T sugar4 T cocoa powder1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows4 cups milkHeat on stove, stirring until markshmallows are melted. (Don’t boil.) Add 1 t. vanilla if you want, but I always forget! Makes 4 servings.When it’s just me at home I use another (probably slightly healthier repcie):1 T sugar2 T cocoa powder2 T waterWhisk together over low heat, then add 1 cup milk and heat through without boiling. Makes 1 serving.

  3. I can’t believe she said that to you!! I think I might have punched her! lol.
    You’re popcorn sounds so yummy!! and I do agree with another poster- it would be SO cute in a mug.

    quick question if you don’t mind answering: what font did you use on you first photo with the word “Popcorn”?- Thanks!

  4. Crystal @ Eat*Drink*Cleveland

    What an awesome post!! I laughed out loud. Really, some people are such BITCHES! Glad you could laugh about it and thanks for sharing. I’m totally making this popcorn – it looks divine!

  5. If anyone–anyone at all–decides to go to the gym or try an exercise class, they should be supported.

    Your story details exactly the kind of experiences that make people dread exercise and hate the gym. Exercise is for everyone! And it’s supposed to be fun, as much as possible. I say laugh away, and tell that witch with a b to go eat a cheeseburger.


  6. OMG, I can’t believe that woman said that to you! I never knew Pilates was such serious business either; if I were there I would have been sniggering right along with you. And telling that woman that she needs to get over herself and have a Milky Way once in a while! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I am “floored’ (no pun intended) that someone would say such a thing to you! The nerve of some people! She should be aware that you have a lot of people looking out for you:)

    Your hot chocolate popcorn would be so cute served in a mug:)

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