Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn

by Marla on February 13, 2013 · 38 comments

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree #vegan

I eat this popcorn as I type this post. Fistfuls.

Just recently popcorn has become a really BIG hit with me. Past few years I kinda gave up on it. No gnarly breakup or anything, I simply had no craving for it. Well that has changed my friends.

Might have something to do with the fact that now I pop it stove top in oil. The paper bag microwave version is great for fat-free flair, but popping in oil adds so much flavor. Oh boy!

This sweet & crunchy treat is perfect for your sweet Valentine…or for any time at all.

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If you love sweeter popcorn you can try my Maple Pumpkin Spice Popcorn and for savory/salty cravings try Lemon Pepper Popcorn.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree #vegan

I bet if you serve this to your sweetheart they will be smitten with you this Valentine’s Day. This treat is not sugary and will not turn your sweetie into a sugar crashin’ fool.

Pop this corn in sunflower or unrefined coconut oil.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree #vegan

Toss with some toasted coconut flake, chocolate chips sea salt and vanilla stevia drops.

Some happy crunch I tell ya! Make sure you get some popcorn, coconut and chocolate in every bite.

Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn | Recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com #glutenfree #vegan

Hope you have a delicious Valentine’s Day ~ stay tuned for a fun giveaway!

Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn

Ingredients

Method

    Toast Coconut
  • Preheat oven to 325 F with the rack in the middle. Lay coconut flake on a sheet pan in a single layer. Bake for about 10 minutes until coconut is lightly browned. Toss with a pair of tongs after 5 minutes. Watch carefully as it can burn quickly. You can also do this in a skillet over medium heat. 5-10 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Popcorn
  • Heat the oil and popcorn in a large, deep metal pot over high heat. Have the pot lid and a large bowl handy. The oil will sizzle and the popcorn will start to pop. Cover with the lid and agitate/slide the pan around vigorously. When about to overflow dump the popcorn into the bowl. Continue to do this until all of the popcorn is popped.
  • When popcorn is hot toss quickly with stevia drops and salt to taste. When it cools add the coconut flake and chocolate.
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1 Rosa February 13, 2013 at 5:53 am

A lovely snack!

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Julie @ Table for Two February 13, 2013 at 6:09 am

this is such a fun way to dress up popcorn!! i love the coconut and chocolate sprinkled throughout. i would definitely not be able to stop eating this while watching a movie :)

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3 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance February 13, 2013 at 6:15 am

I LOVE popcorn . . . and my new addiction is using coconut oil to drizzle over top. Yum. I can only imagine how great adding a bit of chocolate would be!!

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4 naomi February 13, 2013 at 6:19 am

The chocolate chips and coconut are such a smart touch, Marla.

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5 Jenny Flake February 13, 2013 at 6:59 am

Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn?! Yes please :)

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6 Megan {Country Cleaver} February 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

We got so much popcorn for Christmas from my husbands’ parents – so we can have cozy movie date nights every weekend, but I need something more than the plain old butter and salt – this is fantastic Marla! I’m a choco/coconut fiend and the maple pumpkin spice version – umm, hello I’m a goner!!

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7 Susan February 13, 2013 at 7:39 am

This is some great looking popcorn and beautiful photos! Thank you so much for including my link.

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8 HeatherChristo February 13, 2013 at 9:28 am

I am obsessed with popcorn completely- love this variation on it. Happy V Day!!

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9 Samantha @Blissful Domesticity February 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

Mmmm, this looks delicious. I think my St. Paddy’s Day popcorn is going to need chocolate chips… thanks for the inspiration, and for the link too!

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10 Averie @ Averie Cooks February 13, 2013 at 9:39 am

About 3 yrs ago I posted chocolate coconut oil popcorn. Hideous photos but popcorn sprayed with coconut oil cooking spray and doused in vegan chocolate protein powder and choc chips. I dont eat too much protein powder anymore but that popcorn was like candy. I love the looks of yours!

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11 Heather ODell February 13, 2013 at 9:40 am

I love popcorn popped in coconut oil. My husband says he doesn’t feel the need to pour melted butter on top of it either. Thanks for the add-ins ideas.

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12 Gaby February 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

such a fun snack! wish I could eat some with ya!

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13 Carla @ Carlas Confections February 13, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I love that you turned this into a sinless treat! Makes me feel so much better about eating the entire batch ;)

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14 Traci February 13, 2013 at 12:48 pm

You could not have shared a more perfect snack today. Thank you so much! Got this pinned for future snack attacks. Thanks! :)

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15 Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I love chocolate with coconut, a great combination!

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16 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective February 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Why YES, I will have a giant bowl of this after the kids go to bred tonight….

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17 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction February 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I absolutely love chocolate and coconut, throw in some popcorn and I’m addicted!

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18 Andrea DiGeronimo February 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Love this post! Looks so inviting!

We pop popcorn at least 2 times a week around here. Always on the stovetop with oil. Everybody loves it with a mist of good olive oil (I buy the refillable sprayer and add my own oil to avoid preservatives) and salt. I love it with cracked pepper and nutritional yeast too and a little extra olive oil.

xo, Andrea

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19 The Healthy Apple February 13, 2013 at 5:38 pm

LOVE this; totally making it for our ‘Popcorn’ party for the Oscars next weekend! Thanks darling; hope all is well.
xoox

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20 Marla February 14, 2013 at 3:55 am

Hi Amie! Great to see you here girl! Enjoy the popcorn :)

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21 Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe February 13, 2013 at 8:44 pm

I have become a big popcorn fan lately (it’s great for late night cravings!) and this looks like a lovely sweet twist!

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22 Marla February 14, 2013 at 3:54 am

Amanda, very good for late night cravings!

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23 Minnie(@thelady8home) February 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm

Chocolates being my weakpoint, I know this has to be wonderful. Loved it lot.

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24 Purabi Naha February 14, 2013 at 12:55 am

This definitely sounds fun!! My kids would LOVE these popcorns. Bookmarked!

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25 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 14, 2013 at 1:08 am

Throw chocolate and coconut into it and I’m all over it!

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26 Marla February 14, 2013 at 3:23 am

I know it Sylvie ~ a very easy addiction ;)

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27 Ari @ Ari's Menu February 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

I’ve been dyyyying to make my own fancy popcorn (you know, like more cool than a 100 calorie bag that I stick in the microwave…), and this looks so simple and perfect! I love the coconut and chocolate–yum!

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28 Marian (Sweetopia) February 14, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Perfect (healthy) chocolate fix! Love!

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29 Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife February 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Popcorn is so versatile and it is the perfect snack.

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30 Audrey February 15, 2013 at 2:18 am

I’m a big fan of kettle corn and extra buttery popcorn! I’ve never heard of coconut popcorn but I’m going to have to give it a try! :D

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31 Jeanette February 15, 2013 at 5:30 am

I love the coconut in your popcorn Marla – I just made a trail mix for Valentines Day with popcorn, but coconut would have been a great addition!

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32 Eva | Adventures in Cooking February 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I have been craving popcorn like crazy lately, but haven’t ever thought of making it so fancy and fun! I’ll have to pick up some chocolate chips the next time I get more popcorn from the store :)

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33 Kevin (Closet Cooking) February 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Candied popcorn is always a fun treat!

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34 Veggie February 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

Wow, such a beautiful snack!

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35 Aggie March 1, 2013 at 3:22 am

Mmmm this is my kind of snacking! Love this!

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