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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn

This sweet and salty Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn is a favorite party snack!

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Popcorn and popcorn recipes are simple to prepare. By combining some of your favorite flavors of candy with popcorn, you can create some amazing recipes like this Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn! It's the perfect sweet & salty snack and comes together in just minutes. It's also easy enough for the kids to help with!

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn with Free Printable Football Popcorn Boxes for the Big Game! #AllStarSnackBar

Orville Redenbacher popcorn has always been my favorite. Not just because of it's delightful buttery flavor, but because I associate some special memories with it. When my great-grandpa would come to visit, my mom would get out the old air popper and make him a giant bowl of buttery popcorn. I would always scoot as close as I could so that I could share the popcorn with him. He died while I was still young, and for the longest time, I thought that the Orville Redenbacher image was a picture of my great-grandpa. So, that's why Orville Redenbacher will always have my heart!

So, it only makes sense that one of my favorite snacks is popcorn. From snack time, to movie nights at home, to celebrating the Big Game together, you can count on a bowl of popcorn sitting out to be enjoyed at every occasion!

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Pop a bag of popcorn and immediately pour it out onto a cookie sheet to cool. This also makes it easy for you to remove any un-popped kernels - but be careful, they're hot!!

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After you remove the kernels, start melting some chocolate melting wafers. I used milk chocolate, but the beauty of making your own popcorn recipes is that you can choose your favorite flavors! Melt 15-20 wafers in the microwave according to package directions. Use a spoon and drizzle the chocolate on the popcorn as evenly as you can.

Next, melt some caramels. I had better luck melting them on the stovetop, but you can also use the microwave. Add a tablespoon or two of water to thin it out a little, then drizzle it on the popcorn. I drizzled the caramel in the opposite direction of the chocolate.

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Let the chocolate and caramel cool. Since the chocolate and caramel now hold the popcorn together, you'll need to use your hands to split up the popcorn. Next, grab a handful of chocolate-covered pretzels and break them into pieces. Stir the pretzels in with the popcorn, and voila! Easy, right?

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Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn


1 bag Orville Redenbacher  Movie Theater Butter Popcorn (Classic Bag)
1 cup chocolate-covered pretzels, broken into pieces


  1. Pop a bag of popcorn in the microwave until there's 1-2 seconds between pops.
  2. Remove popcorn bag from microwave. Open and pour the popcorn out onto a large cookie sheet to cool. Carefully remove all the un-popped kernels (be careful, they will be hot).
  3. While the popcorn is cooling, place 15-20 chocolate melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl and melt it in the microwave for 1 minute, and then in 30-second increments until the chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth.
  4. Using a spoon, drizzle the chocolate over the pan of popcorn.
  5. Unwrap the caramels and pour them into a small saucepan. Cook on medium-low to low heat, and stir constantly so the caramels don't burn. Add a tablespoon or two of water to thin the caramels.
  6. Once the caramels have completely melted, use a spoon to drizzle the caramel over the popcorn.
  7. After the chocolate and caramel has cooled, the popcorn will need to be split apart and placed in a bowl.
  8. Break chocolate-covered pretzels into fourths or small, popcorn-sized pieces. Mix the pretzels in with the popcorn.
  9. Pour Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn into Football Popcorn Boxes to enjoy at your Game Day party!

Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn with Free Printable Football Popcorn Boxes for the Big Game! #AllStarSnackBar

This Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn has everything you need in a snack. Salty, sweet, crunchy, and a bit of chewy. And if you have a larger crowd (or just a few extra hungry people), you can mix up another batch quickly. 

Football gatherings will be a big hit when you serve Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Popcorn in these Free Printable Football Popcorn Boxes!!

What are your favorite party snacks?

Would you like to comment?

  1. The recipe sounds amazing and those popcorn boxes are brilliant! Everyone gets their own and no more fitting over the popcorn bowl for my kids! (Client)

  2. This looks amazing for the big game day !! :)


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