Caramel Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

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We love to enjoy popcorn as a snack, but this Caramel Chocolate Popcorn takes this ordinary treat to a new level. Covered in caramel and warm chocolate, everyone will want some!

We love to enjoy popcorn as a snack, but this Caramel Chocolate Popcorn takes this ordinary treat to a new level. Covered in caramel and warm chocolate, everyone will want some!

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Once, on a trip through Wisconsin, we stopped at an outlet mall, and I went into a Harry and David store. They had bags upon bags of this amazing-looking chocolate and caramel popcorn. It looked great, but there was no way I would pay $7 for a bag of something I could easily make at home.

Once we got home, I set to work on this equally delicious (and much more frugal) version as a treat for my family. It turned out so yummy and pretty that I thought it would make a great gift for a teacher or friend. It would also be a good addition to any birthday or holiday party. Everyone loves it!

Caramel Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

How to make a yummy sweet caramel chocolate popcorn.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Caramel Chocolate Popcorn Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Drying Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 1071 kcal
Creator Merissa


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Air pop the popcorn in an air popper machine or a microwaveable popcorn bowl like I did. Then put the popped corn in a bowl and throw away any unpopped kernels.
  2. In a saucepan, mix together the butter, sugars, and sweetened condensed milk. Stir consistently so it doesn’t burn. When it starts to boil let it boil for one minute.
  3. In the meantime, start melting the chocolate chips.
  4. Coat half the popcorn with the caramel mixture and then coat the other half of the mixture with the melted chocolate. Try and coat the popcorn as evenly as possible. Spread it out on wax paper and let dry.
  5. Once it’s dry, you can bag it up and put it in any kind of packaging. Tie a ribbon around it and add a pretty tag to it to deliver to a friend or give as a gift. Or you can skip the bag and eat it straight off the tray. 😉
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Chocolate Popcorn Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1071 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 260mg11%
Potassium 412mg12%
Carbohydrates 177g59%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 143g159%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 784IU16%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 295mg30%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Melted Chocolate

More Topping Ideas

When it comes to popcorn toppings, the sky is the limit! Try different variations of this recipe for different occasions or to make the perfect combination for your family!

Chocolate – I used half white chocolate and half milk chocolate for my popcorn. You could choose to do either or choose something totally different like delicious dark chocolate. You might even be able to find some colored melting chocolate markdown after the holidays to use if you wanted to do a colored version for a birthday party or baby shower.

Flavors If you wanted to get creative you could add different flavors to the chocolate. I thought about adding a cappuccino mix or an extract, like vanilla.

Tip: Wouldn’t a Hot Cocoa popcorn taste delicious? Maybe with some Marshmallows added in?

Nuts If you want a little extra crunch, you can sprinkle some nuts on your tray of chocolate popcorn before bagging it up.

Sprinkles You can add a little extra pop of color to your popcorn by sprinkling some sprinkles on top of your drying popcorn.

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What do you like to put on your popcorn?

Me and Kady

Merissa Alink

Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple and frugal life on Little House Living since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to freedom on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.

This Caramel Chocolate Popcorn Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in November 2010. It has been updated as of November 2023.

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  1. I love those Harry and David popcorn too so I'll have to try to make this. It looks yummy and a lot cheaper! Thanks for posting! You're a blessing!!!

  2. How long will this stay good for? I’m looking to give it as Christmas gifts, so just wondering how far ahead I can make it.