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Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Corn

Sweet & salty dark chocolate salted caramel corn made with dark brown sugar and delicious dark chocolate. The perfect treat for sharing with friends and watching your favorite movies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine popcorn
Keyword caramel corn, dark chocolate, dark chocolate salted caramel corn, homemade popcorn
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn, or 1 bag of popcorn
  • 1/2 cup Melt spread, or butter
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2-1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips


  1. Pop your popcorn with whatever method you choose. Place half of the popcorn in a 9x13 baking pan.

  2. In a saucepan heat Melt or butter on low until all of it is melted. Add brown sugar and corn syrup and stir for about 2 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved and well combined.

  3. Add the rest of the popcorn and caramel sauce and fold popcorn over until it is fully coated with sauce.
  4. Add baking soda and stir for 30 seconds until caramel becomes bubbly. Turn off heat and pour half of the caramel sauce on popcorn in pan.

  5. Sprinkle sea salt over caramel popcorn and again fold over.
  6. Place in oven making sure to stir popcorn every 10 minutes for about 40 minutes.
  7. Take out of oven and immediately remove popcorn from baking pan and spread evenly on wax paper. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Take your dark chocolate chips and melt them in a microwave safe dish for 20-30 seconds, stirring until chips are all melted.

  9. Drizzle melted chocolate all over caramel corn and allow to harden for 20 minutes. Enjoy! Serves 4.