Chocolate Toffee Popcorn

Salty and sweet Chocolate Toffee Popcorn is a simple and festive hostess gift that doubles as a holiday party snack.

I love this last week of the Christmas season – the bustle around the house, making sure gift lists are checked off, planning the family holiday meal – it’s all so exciting! This week, we have Christmas concerts and pageants to attend, school parties to help with and of course, the last minute gifts that always sneak up on me. Even with meticulous planning, it never fails that something creeps up and I need a quick, but fantastic gift.

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Please tell me this happens to you, too. Please? For instance, maybe you’ve been invited to a last minute holiday party and you need a sweet gift to bring for the hostess. Now, you have lots of options. You could go with infused vodka, a bouquet of chocolate dipped spoons or a jar of this sweet and salty Chocolate Toffee Popcorn. I love edible gifts for times like this – especially something laced with chocolate and toffee, like this Chocolate Toffee Popcorn. You can never go wrong with chocolate!

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This Chocolate Toffee Popcorn can be made in less than 20 minutes (most of which is inactive time) and it’s perfect for anyone on your list. I’m planning on bring a batch of this sweet and salty treat to my family’s Christmas get together as a little something for my mom for hosting us all. The great thing about this chocolate toffee popcorn is that it doubles as a hostess gift and a party snack. It’s a win win.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Chocolate Toffee Popcorn

Yield: 8 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

8 cups air popped popcorn (about 3 tablespoons, un-popped)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
1/2 cup toffee bits
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (to taste)

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread popped popcorn in a single layer on baking sheet. Drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with toffee bits and sea salt. Using a wooden spoon, toss ingredients to coat and distribute evenly. Chill popcorn until chocolate is set. Break up larger chunks. Store in an air tight container in a cool place.

Notes:

- Chocolate Toffee Popcorn stays fresh in the fridge for 3-5 days.

17 Responses to “Chocolate Toffee Popcorn”

  1. Cookbook Queen — December 18, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Oh my gosh, yes. And that packaging is TOO darling!!

    • Emily — December 18th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks, Kristan!

  2. Ashley M. — December 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

    What a great last minute, east christmas gift! Merry Christmas!

    • Emily — December 18th, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you, Ashley! Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Christina — December 18, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Do you suggest a particular brand of toffee bits? I am not quite sure what they are (i’m in Canada)

    Thank you~

    • Emily — December 18th, 2013 at 4:31 pm

      The brand that I have seen around here is Heath brand (like the candy bar). I actually made my own toffee and broke it up because of my daughter’s peanut allergies. Store bought toffee pieces tend to be processed with nuts. Either way works great! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!!
      ~Emily

  4. Amber Cook — December 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I love your word choice in this post–anything “laced” with chocolate and toffee catches my attention right away. I can’t wait to try this.

    • Emily — December 18th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks so much, Amber!! Have a great holiday!!
      ~Emily

  5. Angela Brown — December 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I love this idea! This is a great edible gift, and is also a fun little extra to have on hand to put out when company pops by! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Amanda — December 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

    This is gorgeous! And what a delicious sounding recipe… the perfect snack for the holidays!

  7. Stephanie @ Velez Delights — December 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas! Oh my this post is perfect! I was invited to this last minute Christmas party tomorrow night and I didn’t know what to take, so now I know! Thanks!

  8. Dottie — December 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Do you have a homemade toffee recipe for the bits? No Heath bars here.
    (No toffee where I live, I’d have to make my own.) Already dreaming of this
    popcorn mix with an eye for fund raising at the inevitable school bake sales
    that come up throughout the year. And I do admit to being a “popcorn junkie”.
    Thanks!

  9. Charlie Cream Slice — January 1, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Oh my goodness what a genius idea! :) I’ve made similar before in using toffee popcorn instead of rice crispies for an alternative chocolate crispy cake but popping those chocolate popcorns in a pretty jar as a present is quick and adorable. Thanks for sharing! :)

    • Jamie — January 7th, 2014 at 10:59 am

      You’re so welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

      -Jamie

  10. jaime — December 5, 2014 at 11:11 am

    can you explain what air popping is..i usually make popcorn on the stove top with oil, so im assuming that wont work?

    • Jamie — December 5th, 2014 at 11:52 am

      Jamie-
      An air popper is a small appliance that will pop the popcorn without oil. You could use the stove top method for this recipe. I hope this helps.

      -Jamie

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