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Sunday, March 2, 2014

JOLLY TIME Cocoa Popcorn Crunch Recipe

We love popcorn and make a big batch of it every week. Sometimes we get bored having the same old thing so a few weeks ago I found the JOLLY TIME Cocoa Popcorn Crunch Recipe online and just had to make it! You can go on over to the JOLLY TIME web site and find all kinds of great recipes that utilize their delicious popcorn!

This recipe has quickly become one of our favorites and the kids just love it! Sometimes we toss in a handful of chopped peanuts, chopped pecans or some mini marshmallows into the popcorn before pouring the chocolate over the top. It is super delicious!

JOLLY TIME Cocoa Popcorn Crunch Recipe

3 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
6 quarts of popped popcorn

Pop 6 quarts of JOLLY TIME popcorn and set aside. Line your counter top with waxed paper or foil, I use foil personally as I am not a fan of waxed paper. In a medium saucepan combine together the granulated sugar, cocoa powder, milk and the vanilla extract. Boil for 3 minutes or until a candy thermometer reaches 250 degrees. (note: I don't use the candy thermometer but found if I boil for 3 minutes it works out perfectly). You will need to stir the mixture constantly while it is boiling.

Pour the hot cocoa mixture over the popped popcorn that you have sitting in a large bowl. It will be hot so be careful. Use a spoon to stir the mixture together until the popcorn is completely coated. Spread the mixture onto the foil lined counter top or baking sheet. Use a spoon or spatula to flatten it out. Let it cool to firm up. Once cool & firm, break it a part into smaller pieces and place into a container for storage.

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