Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn

Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn

What could be better than homemade hot-from-the-oven caramel corn? Chocolate covered caramel corn! This delicious recipe includes all the steps to make both variations.

Recipe from The Food Channel
SERVINGS
12
PREP TIME
30 mins

Dark Chocolate Caramel Corn

What could be better than homemade hot-from-the-oven caramel corn? Chocolate covered caramel corn! This delicious recipe includes all the steps to make both variations.

Recipe from The Food Channel
Recipe from The Food Channel
Ingredients
  • 16   cups popcorn (fresh popped popcorn works best)
  • 1/4  cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2  cup butter, melted
  • 1   cup brown sugar
  • 1/4  teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4   cups dark chocolate or semi sweet chocolate baking chips
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Directions
1. 
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
2. 
Combine corn syrup, butter and brown sugar in saucepan; simmer over medium low heat to syrup consistency.
3. 
Bring to a slow boil for 5 minutes without stirring.
4. 
Remove from heat; stir in baking soda, salt and vanilla.
5. 
Pour over popcorn and toss to evenly coat.
6. 
Transfer to greased cookie sheets and bake uncovered for 1 hour; stirring several times during baking.
7. 
Transfer caramel corn to large bowl and cool; breaking up clumps.
8. 
To prepare chocolate covered popcorn: Reserve 8 cups caramel corn (1/2 batch).
9. 
Working in small batches, portion 1 cup chocolate chips into microwaveable measuring cup. Microwave for 60 seconds, stir, microwave an additional 20 seconds and stir until chocolate is smooth and melted.
10. 
Combine melted chocolate with 2 cups caramel corn and stir to evenly coat; using tongs or fork, transfer chocolate covered popcorn pieces to cookie sheet lined with wax paper and cool.
11. 
Repeat steps 9 and 10 with remaining chocolate chips and caramel popcorn.
12. 
Cool until chocolate has hardened. Transfer to serving bowls or decorative containers.
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