Chocolate and peanut popcorn

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    1 hour 45 min

    Pop the corn, toss with peanuts and a homemade chocolate glaze, then bake until crisp. That's it!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 100g popped popcorn
    • 145g peanuts or other nuts (optional)
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 4 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 20g cocoa powder
    • 120g butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 120 C / Gas 1/2. Grease a baking dish with tall sides.
    2. Place popped corn and peanuts into a large, metal bowl; set aside. Stir together the sugar, syrup, cocoa powder and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it comes to the boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla, then pour over the popcorn. Stir until the popcorn is well coated. Spread the popcorn into the prepared dish.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring several times.
    4. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool to room temperature. Break into small clumps, and store in an airtight container.

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    Reviews in English (70)

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    105

    I decided to give this recipe a try after loving the caramel popcorn one. I popped my own popcorn in a pot. After reading some reviews about the popcorn being too greasy, I cut the butter to 1/4 cup. I used 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and 1/4 cup of light brown sugar. Melted the butter first (that makes it easier to incorporate the cocoa powder) and then add the corn syrup, cocoa, and I added 1/2 teaspoon of salt. After letting it boil for 2 minutes, I took it off the heat, and stirred in the vanilla and added 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. The mixture starts to foam after adding the baking soda; I immediately poured over popcorn and baked for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. The popcorn was not greasy whatsoever. One tip: it tastes better the day after you make it.  -  20 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    54

    This is pretty good. I will definitly make it again. I just used 2 bags of microwave popcorn and that worked perfect. Next time id like to use brown sugar, maybe a tiny bit of salt and possibly baking soda. I have a great recipe for caramel popcorn and i think adding the cocoa powder might be nice. I used dark cocoa powder which made this look like tar lol. This will be fun for holloween. I suggest using a sheet pan line with parchment paper instead of 9x13 cake pan. This helps with the unwanted extra oil and also helps dry out popcorn and crisp up more evenly.  -  15 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    34

    This is a great recipe.So easy.My guy's loved it!Thanks for sharing it.  -  10 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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