Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Quick Chocolate Kettle Corn

2 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 30 Comments

The long awaited, hope it’s not a disappointment, kettle corn. No toddler in this one, I just needed a break!

However, he likes it, of course! The husband hasn’t tried it yet, yeah, I know, don’t ask.

  • 1 microwave bag of 94% fat free popcorn popped
  • ¼ square of Unsweetened baking chocolate (3.5g)
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)

Chocolate Kettle COrn

Pop the popcorn in the microwave according the instructions.

In a large (like a stock pot) pot melt the honey and chocolate over a very low heat. Stirring frequently to combine.

Slowly add the popcorn to the pot and stir to coat until all popcorn is added.

Pour in bowl and ENJOY!

As for nutritional information, I’ll split the whole batch into 4 servings but I can’t lie, I routinely eat the whole bag. Just so you know the chocolate and honey only add about 80 calories and 2 g of fat.

P.S. Moved to a new video hosting service. What do you guys think? The next one won’t be so grainy, I recorded this with the old one is mind.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About 3.75 cups
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
90 2g 2g old: 2 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
4g 1g 2g 20g

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    Amanda

    July 27, 2008

    Genius! 94%FF popcorn is a great staple for high-volume/low-density happy times, and you made it even better! PS good use of honey. I, too, am trying to rid the artifical stuff from my life (although here it's not really relevant, 'cause it doesn't brown like the natural sweeteners). Can't wait to try the recipe! :) Reply

    SeaShore

    July 27, 2008

    Looks really good! And unsweetened chocolate isn't a temptation to have in the house, so I'm looking forward to trying this. Reply

    MizFit

    July 27, 2008

    wait YOU NEEDED A BREAK?! :) girlfriend, youve had one coming for a longtime! love the kettlecorn idea. Miz. Reply

    Brianne

    July 27, 2008

    Have you considered using agave nectar? Hmmm...may have to experiment myself later today! Reply

    Anna

    July 27, 2008

    I put splenda and cinnamon on my 94%FF popcorn, and let me tell ya...its AMAZING! Something to definitely consider! Reply

    Melissa

    July 28, 2008

    I like the angle of the camera. I missed the toddler, but I thought it was a nice change. Reply

    Ann

    July 28, 2008

    Roni, LOVE this...Can't WAIT to try it! I do have one question. In the directions of the recipe..it says "In a large (like a stock pot) pot melt the honey and BUTTER over a very low heat. Stirring frequently to combine". Did you mean Honey and chocolate OR is there butter that I missed? Reply

    crazylady

    July 28, 2008

    Sounds so good! I'll have to try that instead of the rice crispie bun phase I'm having at the min. A lot less chocolate used for a start ! :) Reply

    Amy

    July 28, 2008

    "In a large (like a stock pot) pot melt the honey and butter over a very low heat. Stirring frequently to combine." Since your ingred. didn't include butter did you mean chocolate? I love your websites and check them everyday. You are an inspiration. Thank you and keep up the awesome work! Reply

    MelBe

    July 28, 2008

    Thank you for the recipe! Yay, it looks yummy! I was wondering though . . . did you know that they make 94% fat free kettle corn? I know that Orville Redinbacher makes it but I don't know about the other brands. . . I think I will use the 94% FF kettle corn to make this recipe! Thanks again! PS I missed your toddler, but I bet it was SOOOO nice to have a break! Melissa Reply

    Jennie

    July 30, 2008

    Do you think that using the cocoa powder would make it sticky enough to make small popcorn balls? This looks awesome:) Thanks Reply

    Amanda

    July 30, 2008

    I made this last night and finished off the whole bag, and I don't even like popcorn!! Luckily I had the points for it. Thanks for sharing this Roni. Reply

    roni

    July 30, 2008

    Thanks guys! As for the butter, yes typo. AS for the popcorn balls, YES! I do! It did stick together in clumps! I was actually thinking of going that way in the beginning. Reply

    Meghan

    July 30, 2008

    So I was skeptical of the 1/4 square of chocolate for the whole bag of popcorn...but it really was more than enough! Loved it! Thanks Roni! Reply

    dd

    July 31, 2008

    Made it - VERY YUMMY! For the air-pop people, just wanted to confirm - the 94% FF popcorn bag states it has 3 T per serving; therefore, the whole bag would be 6 T total. That means if you want to try to use airpopped corn, you would probably want to use a little less, like 5T. Correct? Reply

    Allison B,

    July 31, 2008

    I am sitting here typing with chocolate fingers. Super yummy. Never would have thought of chocolate popcorn but I am glad you did. I also am terrible and once inawhile when I want super sweet do 1/2 square of chocolate and 1 1/2 T. Honey. Just a little stronger. Yummy again. Ali Reply

    Annette

    July 31, 2008

    I am going to make this with my nieces next week for our girls movie night. They are 13, 11, and 10. Looks like it's going to be a great one! Reply

    Kim

    July 31, 2008

    Was I the only person to find it sticky? I like my popcorn sweet and crunchy (probably why I hit 190) but this stuck solidly in the bowl, even upside down. Taste was good but I had to pry each piece from the mass and from my fingers. Reply

    roni

    August 1, 2008

    Kim - Even using the solid chocolate?? That's how it is with the cocoa powder. I mean, it's a little sticky but far from a mass, there's just not enough chocolate. Sorry it didn't come out for you. Thanks for trying it! Reply

    MizFit

    August 2, 2008

    you love me because I ended up spritzing my corn with water and tossing in choc protein powder.... Reply

    SeaShore

    August 12, 2008

    I was in need of a chocolate fix so I made this tonight - yum! I will absolutely make it again. Thanks Roni! PS - My husband tried it and pronounced it to be "too bitter". He doesn't understand chocolate ;) Reply

    Beth

    September 13, 2008

    Has anyone else tried "Wheylow" as a natural low-cal sweetener? I love it, my husband says he can't taste the difference even when dipping a finger in and tasting it! Please spread the word so this great product can get out into the world! http://www.wheylow.com Thanks Roni and everyone for the great ideas, as always. Reply

    Maranda

    November 25, 2008

    I LOVE this popcorn!!! I have been eating it since you posted the recipe. Today I was out of popcorn but needed (wanted)something sweet and I subed mixed nuts instead of popcorn: GREAT! You really have to try this. I can't wait to serve them at my Christmas party:) Reply

    Kristin

    December 7, 2008

    Just made this yesterday - excellent! I have been looking for snacks to take on long car trips and this will definitely be top on the list. Reply

    Sabrina

    April 1, 2009

    This looks fantastic!!! I've been using the spray butter and some cajun spice in my cupboard...I like hot stuff :) but I do like sweet popcorn so I may give this a try very soon!!! Thanks Roni!!! Reply

    Leah

    April 20, 2009

    Love, love, love your websites! You are such an inspiration to me! Your recipes keep me on points - Thank you! I love popcorn! I save 2 to 5 points daily so I can have popcorn every night! Its my go to snack. This popcorn recipe sounds delicious, I cant wait to try it! Thanks Reply

    Alex

    January 3, 2010

    Just made this and it's DELISH! I am in Spain visiting friends and they wanted me to make an "American dessert," but they lack basic ingredients to do so. I had NO idea what to make, so I looked at your desserts. It just so happened that we had all the ingredients in the house (chocolate, honey, popcorn). I added a tiny bit of margarine+salt since the microwave popcorn we had on hand was plain. It's sitting on some paper towel now. I am hoping that it dries crunchy, but maybe it'll just become mushy? If it becomes mushy, I'll just make another batch for dinner (this one was an overexcited test round). Thanks!!!! Reply

    Ann

    March 25, 2011

    Hi Roni! I know you've got your hand full and I hope you're loving every minute of it :) Question about the baking chocolate squares. I'm trying to be really good about weighing anf measuring everything. You said ¼ square of Unsweetened baking chocolate (3.5g). My squares are 28 grams each (serving size is equal to 1/2 square, 14g), so a quarter would be 7g. I thought they were regular size though. Are you sure about the 3.5g? I don't want to use more chocolate (or points) than necessary! Thanks! Reply

    roni

    March 27, 2011

    Hi Ann, I'm not sure what the original serving size is of the squares I use but I do know I used a total of 3.5g.. whatever it would be. It was really a little amount, you can see it in the video. Hope that helps! Reply

    Ann

    March 27, 2011

    Thanks so much Roni! I had to saw my chocolate to get the 3.5 g but it was enough and worked perfectly. Reply