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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. Wow, I cannot believe that women was SO RUDE!
    But….this popcorn is amazing! i just love hot chocolate and did gain a few pounds because of it, so maybe this is going to be a healthier way to get my fix this winter?? NOT!!! I will use lots and lots of chocolate of course.

  2. Your recipes all look so delicious!! As for mean pilates lady, I CANNOT BELIEVE SHE SAID THAT! I have never heard any gym lady being that rude. I laugh the whole time when I go to gym classes. Wow I wish I knew who the lady was so I could go punch her in the face and poor melted milky ways all over her head!

  3. Woooow!! That is crazy. I tried Pilates once in my aerobic dance class and I have to say it sucks. I don’t like it and it doesn’t like me. As I struggled, I made fun of the robot barbie on the instruction tape and the girls around me laughed. You just had bad Pilates company.

  4. Just made this to put in a gift basket along with a couple movies to give as a gift and it’s very yummy!! I will make it again for sure. Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. Can I use melted white chocolate in place of the white candy melting disks? i’m trying to avoid another trip to the grocery store. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  6. Hi, I have a question. Does it matter what type of hot cocoa mix you use? I have some homemade kind that you are supposed to mix with milk, but I know some mixes have the dry milk added and you mix with water. Thanks!

    1. I don’t think it will matter too much. The powder mix just gives it that element of cocoa taste ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Cookin' Canuck

    Oh my…I can’t believe those words actually came out of her mouth. I would have been tempted to tell her to take her seal pose and shove it. This popcorn looks like just thing to munch on after such an encounter.

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