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Chocolate Popcorn

 
One serving costs about $0.58

$0.58 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

24 gluten-free,gluten free fingerfood,antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre American
spoonacular Score:9%

Spoonacular Score: 9%

 

Chocolate Popcorn is an American recipe that serves 24. One portion of this dish contains roughly 3g of protein, 15g of fat, and a total of 281 calories. For 58 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up corn syrup, baking soda, natural-flavored microwave popcorn, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. It works well as a hor d'oeuvre. It is brought to you by Foodista. With a spoonacular score of 7%, this dish is improvable. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Valentine's Popcorn (White Chocolate Popcorn), Quick Chocolate Popcorn with Condensed Milk Drizzle (Pipoca de Chocolate), and Chocolate Popcorn.

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Santa Margherita Sparkling Rose

Santa Margherita Sparkling Rose is a lovely pink hue. A subtle succession of floral fragrances lifted by white fruits and delicate hints of red berry fruits. Lively and long-lingering freshness on the palate for a brilliantly versatile drinking experience that is all lightness and easy-drinking appeal.Blend: 50% Chardonnay, 45% Glera (Prosecco), and Malbec 5%

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
milk chocolate morsels
1.5 cups
1.5 cups light brown sugar
light brown sugar
0.75 cups
0.75 cups butter
butter
0.75 cups
0.75 cups light corn syrup
light corn syrup
0.75 tsps
0.75 tsps salt
salt
1.5 tsps
1.5 tsps vanilla extract
vanilla extract
0.75 tsps
0.75 tsps baking soda
baking soda
7 oz
7 oz microwave popcorn
microwave popcorn
2 cups
2 cups salted cashews
salted cashews
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps instant coffee
instant coffee
1 pinch
1 pinch red ground pepper
red ground pepper
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
1 cup
milk chocolate morsels
1.5 cups light brown sugar
1.5 cups
light brown sugar
0.75 cups butter
0.75 cups
butter
0.75 cups light corn syrup
0.75 cups
light corn syrup
0.75 tsps salt
0.75 tsps
salt
1.5 tsps vanilla extract
1.5 tsps
vanilla extract
0.75 tsps baking soda
0.75 tsps
baking soda
7 oz microwave popcorn
7 oz
microwave popcorn
2 cups salted cashews
2 cups
salted cashews
0.25 tsps instant coffee
0.25 tsps
instant coffee
1 pinch red ground pepper
1 pinch
red ground pepper

Equipment

wax paper
wax paper
sauce pan
sauce pan
spatula
spatula
wax paper
wax paper
sauce pan
sauce pan
spatula
spatula


Instructions

Combine chocolate morsels, brown sugar, butter, light corn syrup, coffee crystals, ground red pepper, and salt in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Distribute popcorn and nuts evenly onto 2 lightly greased sheet pans. Pour chocolate mixture evenly over popcorn and nuts, stirring well with a lightly greased spatula. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread onto wax paper to cool, breaking apart large clumps as mixture cools. Store in airtight containers.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.58
Ingredient
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
1.5 cups light brown sugar
¾ cups butter
¾ cups light corn syrup
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
7 ounces microwave popcorn
2 cups salted cashews
Price
$1.22
$1.06
$1.46
$1.82
$0.45
$2.92
$4.89
$13.83

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're following a vegan diet (or avoiding dairy), make sure the brand of chocolate chips you buy is suitable for your diet! Always read the labels carefully. If you cannot find chocolate chips free from milk or other dairy in stores near you, look online.

  • If you really want to benefit from chocolate's health benefits, use cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips. They are much less processed than chocolate chips and have no added sugar!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Store brown sugar in an air-tight container to avoid hardening. If your brown sugar still gets too hard to use, you can use one of these techniques to soften it.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
281 Calories
2g Protein
15g Total Fat
35g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
281
14%

Fat
15g
24%

  Saturated Fat
7g
44%

Carbohydrates
35g
12%

  Sugar
26g
30%

Cholesterol
16mg
5%

Sodium
305mg
13%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
6%

Copper
0.28mg
14%

Magnesium
39mg
10%

Manganese
0.17mg
8%

Phosphorus
79mg
8%

Zinc
0.88mg
6%

Iron
1mg
6%

Fiber
1g
6%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Vitamin A
208IU
4%

Potassium
121mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.51mg
3%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Calcium
30mg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.06mg
3%

Folate
9µg
2%

Vitamin B1
0.03mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.18mg
2%

Vitamin B2
0.03mg
2%

Vitamin B3
0.31mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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