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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Covered Popcorn + A Free Cricut Father's Day Printable

World's Best Pop Father's Day Gift Idea with Homemade Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

This Homemade Chocolate Coated Popcorn Recipe is gluten free, vegan (or not!), refined sugar free, nut free, dairy free and so easy to make. The post also includes a free Cricut Vinyl Sticker design for a “World’s Best Pop!” Father’s day or Christmas gift for your Dad or Grandpa! Perfect for kids birthday parties, a homemade gift idea or whenever you want something sweet! Popcorn can be air popped or popped on the stovetop.

Click to pin this recipe on Pinterest!

I love popcorn. I don't know what it is about it, but I just do - especially if it's flavoured popcorn. 

Growing up, there was this popcorn stand at a local shopping centre that had all the flavours you could imagine - and every time I went shopping there with my Dad, he'd let me get a small cup of whatever I wanted.

Sometimes it was chocolate, sometimes it was caramel, sometimes it was salt and vinegar - and for my sister, it was always rainbow popcorn. 

And that popcorn recipe is exactly what inspired this super simple Father's Day gift idea!

Homemade Chocolate Popcorn Recipe Gluten Free, Vegan, Healthy, Clean Eating Recipe, Sugar Free


This Chocolate Coated Popcorn Recipe is super simple to make - and it's seriously impressive. 

To turn it into a gift, all you need is a big airtight jar (my one pictured is from IKEA but I don't recommend it as it doesn't actually seal!) and my World's Best Pop! sticker which you can access here on Cricut Design Space.

I printed my sticker on some white adhesive vinyl, but you could use whatever colour you like. Simply go to the design page and hit make it! Also included in the design is a second back layer which you can use if you wanted a layered sticker. 

Don't want the layer? Don't worry! Simply remove it or just cut the top layer. 

Once you've cut your sticker, weed out the excess pieces, apply your transfer tape and clean the outside of your jar with some rubbing alcohol (this helps it stick). Apply your sticker and you're ready to fill your jar with popcorn! 

Homemade Chocolate Popcorn Recipe Gluten Free, Vegan, Healthy, Clean Eating Recipe, Sugar Free


This popcorn is also perfect for any time eating - or for a birthday celebration. You can also cut your own DIY popcorn boxes using cardstock and the Cricut with this Popcorn Box Template. Once you've cut it, simply decorate with vinyl or whatever you like, fill it with popcorn and you're good to go

But let me share the recipe with you! >> 




Homemade Chocolate Popcorn (Gluten Free & Vegan)

Yield: ~8 cups of popcorn
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 68 Mtotal time: 78 M
This Homemade Chocolate Coated Popcorn Recipe is gluten free, vegan (or not!), refined sugar free, nut free, dairy free and so easy to make. The post also includes a free Cricut Vinyl Sticker design for a “World’s Best Pop!” Father’s day or Christmas gift for your Dad or Grandpa! Perfect for kids birthday parties, a homemade gift idea or whenever you want something sweet! Popcorn can be air popped or popped on the stovetop.

Click to pin this recipe on Pinterest!

ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup (~55g) popcorn kernels
  • 1 tbsp butter*
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt 

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Chocolate Popcorn (Gluten Free & Vegan)

  1. Preheat your oven to 130C/266F.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with baking paper and set aside.
  3. Either air pop or stovetop pop your popcorn and set aside in a large mixing bowl. See notes for stovetop instructions**
  4. In a small saucepan, add your butter, maple syrup, cocoa powder and salt and stir over a medium heat until your mixture is melted and starts to bubble.
  5. Pour your chocolate syrup onto your popped popcorn and stir until your popcorn is evenly coated.
  6. Spread your coated popcorn across your two baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes or until your popcorn is crisp and the chocolate coating is no longer sticky to the touch.
  7. Enjoy immediately or keep in an airtight jar for up to a week.

NOTES:

*Use Coconut Oil for a Vegan/Dairy Free version
**If stovetop popping your popcorn, I add 2 tbsp of oil or solid coconut oil to a medium saucepan and heat over a medium-high heat. Add 1-2 popcorn kernels and wait for them to pop. Remove these popcorn pieces from the pan, add the rest of your popcorn kernels in an even layer and place a lid on top of your pan. Remove your saucepan from the heat, count for 30 seconds and then put your pan back onto the heat, shaking the pan around once the popcorn starts rapidly popping. When almost all of your popcorn has been popped, remove it from the heat. To make sure your popcorn is really crispy, use a lid with good air holes/vents or leave your lid slightly ajar so the steam can escape.
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But tell me, 
What's your favourite kind of popcorn? 

    
   
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