Fashionably M.French: Chocolate Drizzle Salted Popcorn

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chocolate Drizzle Salted Popcorn

September has always been a transitional time of year for me. You get the final days of summer mashed up with the beginnings of fall. Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations invade stores, pumpkin spice everything returns and the temperatures begin to cool. 

During this transition, it can be a little bit difficult to pick what sorts of foods to eat. At least it is for me. Part of me still craves light and fresh summer cuisine but another (slightly stronger) part of me is totally ready for the savory and warm-your-belly goodness of autumn. 

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have already gotten a sneak peak of this deliciousness. This snack is my current go-to for curbing my "fall" cravings. 

Popcorn is such a versatile snack and you can really customize it to suit your preferences. While it isn't particularly nutritious, it is better than greasy potato chips. This particular recipe reminds me of the Moose Munch I used to eat by the bucket-load as a kid. The mix of sweet and savory has always been a favorite of mine and this chocolate drizzle salted popcorn really hits the spot. 

The best part is that while it feels like I'm eating something very special, it is so easy to make. In less than five minutes you are left with a seriously delicious and filling snack. 

In the past, I have tried to drizzle melted chocolate and have failed. Miserably. I ended up with a clumpy mess that was less than pleasing to look at and therefore less appetizing. But I have come up with a solution.

The secret ingredient: Coconut Oil.

By adding coconut oil to the melted chocolate, the chocolate becomes smooth and silky and perfect for drizzling. But if you're not careful, you'll over do it (if it is possible to over do chocolate). What was a light and healthy snack will turn into basically a bowl of chocolate with a little bit of popcorn mixed in. While I'm sure that would be delicious, it isn't really the goal here. You've been warned!

The second secret ingredient is a handful of pepitas- shelled pumpkin seeds. Not only are these delicious enough to eat on their own but they add the perfect amount of crunch and texture. Plus, these little guys are packed with health benefits. They contain magnesium, zinc, omega-3 fats, protein and free-radical fighting antioxidants. And that's just the start. Google "health benefits of pumpkin seeds" and you will be seriously amazed. 


Chocolate Drizzle Salted Popcorn Recipe

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes



  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (for cooking the popcorn)
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Handful of roasted unsalted pepitas; approximately 1/8 to 1/4 cup
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  1. Place olive oil and popcorn kernels in a medium sized saucepan (with a lid). Stir around to be sure that each kernel is coated in oil. Cook on medium heat. Everyone's stove is a little bit different but the key is to give enough heat to pop the kernels without burning the pieces on the bottom of the pan. Shake the saucepan to keep the kernels moving to avoid burning.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for approximately 30 seconds. Stir. Place the mixture in the microwave for another 30 seconds, or until completely melted. 
  3. Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the freshly popped popcorn to your heart's content.*
  4. Sprinkle pepitas and sea salt over popcorn and chocolate
  5. Enjoy!


* If the chocolate mixture begins to thicken, place the bowl back in the microwave in 10 second increments until desired texture is achieved. 

I'd love to see your popcorn creations! Be sure to tag me on Instagram or send me photos on Twitter. I rarely hear from you lovely readers but I love it when I do.

Also, leave a comment down below with your favorite snack recipe and I can do my best to recreate them.

Thank you for reading- I can't wait to hear from you!


  1. Megs, this looks seriously amazing!! And so HEALTHY!!! ;) (you said the seeds were healthy...I'm taking you at your word. This is my new healthy snack.....) I'm trying it for sure. Our fav way to eat popcorn is with Jalapeno Salt. Oh goodness. Savory with a little kick! (Or a big kick, if you put too much on) Well, Dwain's favorite way is absolutely drowned in butter. Oh gag. Mine and DD's favorite way is the Jalapeno Salt. I don't like powdered cheese, so this is a great alternative to all those "nacho" flavored salts out there.....

    Also, GORGEOUS pics on this post. You are getting so professional!! I'm proud :)

    1. Thank you so much! I have been working on improving the photos so I'm glad you like them.

      I will DEFINITELY have to try popcorn with Jalapeno Salt. That sounds seriously amazing. I think our local spice shop has some jalapeno salt that would be perfect to sprinkle over popcorn.

  2. PS I LOVE that this has coconut oil in it! ANY way to work that stuff into your diet is a win for me.


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