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Quick Chocolate Popcorn with Condensed Milk Drizzle (Pipoca de Chocolate)

The Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day, is just around the corner.  Last year we celebrated with a refreshing, patriotic Chocolate Pudding Ice Cream Pie.   But this year we will be celebrating the date with none other than a fun, Quick Chocolate Popcorn with Condensed Milk Drizzle and M&M’s (Pipoca de Chocolate com Leite Condensado e M&M’s)… 

Chocolate Popcorn (pipoca de chocolate)

This chocolate popcorn is a great family dessert which virtually no child (or adult) will be able to resist… See the precise equation: Chocolate + popcorn + sweetened condensed milk + colorful M&M’s = a HIT!!!!  It just doesn’t get any better than this, does it?

Chocolate Popcorn

If you love grilling, these Grilled Chicken Legs wrapped in Bacon (churrasco de frango) accompanied by Grilled Corn on the Cob with Jalapeño-Lime Aioli and Parmesan Cheese will make your day!  If you don’t feel like firing up the grill, try these fall-off-the-bone barbecued Brazilian-Style Pork Ribs which are prepared in the oven and can be enjoyed all year round.

And, of course, this Strawberry Caipirinha or Berry Caipilé with Tangerine Popsicle (drink and dessert in a glass) can cool off any soaring temps.

Enjoy the day with your family and friends, watching the fireworks and celebrating such an important date for America!  As for me, I cannot get enough of this chocolate popcorn — yes,  just like a kid in a candy store… oh, well, …


Chocolate Popcorn (pipoca de chocolate)

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Quick Chocolate Popcorn with Condensed Milk Drizzle (Pipoca de Chocolate)
This Quick Chocolate Popcorn with Condensed Milk Drizzle and M&M's is a fun snack/dessert that combines bitter (unsweetened cocoa), sweet (condensed milk and M&M's), and salty flavors (salt).
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Rating: 5
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Course Snack/Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Course Snack/Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Votes: 3
Rating: 5
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  1. First, microwave the popcorn bags -- one at a time -- following the instructions on the package. Then, open the bags, place popcorn on a large baking sheet, and remove and throw away all unpoppedkernels of corn. Set popped kernels aside to be folded in the chocolate mixture.
  2. Over medium heat, using a medium non-stick pot, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, cocoa powder, and salt, stirring until it starts to boil. Let boil for about 1 to 2 minutes without stirring. Mix in baking soda and vanilla, stirring until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat and let mixture cool for about 30 seconds before folding popcorn in (in order to prevent popcorn from becoming soggy).
  3. Add the popcorn, folding it in the mixture until popcorn is very well coated. Spread chocolate popcorn onto a greased foil-lined sheet pan, separating the popped kernels from one another, and let cool enough to handle. Transfer chocolate popcorn to a container, drizzle sweetened condensed milk on top just immediately prior to serving, and decorate with M&M's. Enjoy!

48 Responses to Quick Chocolate Popcorn with Condensed Milk Drizzle (Pipoca de Chocolate)

  1. Raymund June 30, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    I want to have those when I watch football! enough with the boring butter popcorn 🙂

  2. Lady Lilith June 30, 2014 at 11:10 pm #

    Looks amazing. I like the chocolaty twist.

  3. Sugar et al July 1, 2014 at 3:44 am #

    Goodness me! If I had this in front of me…only if! This is a gorgeous Denise…all the things I love. I know I will be dreaming of this tonight:-)

  4. Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine July 1, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    I would guess this would be quite addicting. I’ve never had chocolate popcorn but it sound like a decadent way to celebrate the 4th!

  5. Daniela July 1, 2014 at 7:32 am #

    Wow, what a treat!
    This looks absolutely addictive,.
    When I prepare this at home I will keep it locked, if not our son would have the family size portion all for himself 🙂

  6. Deb July 1, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Such a voluptuous treat for the long holiday weekend! I would need to make a double batch to keep everyone happy! Happy 4th Denise!

    • Denise Browning July 1, 2014 at 9:07 am #

      Oh, Deb! Thank you… It is something easy yet scrumptious for the holiday when most of people want to rest and enjoy their free time.

  7. Shashi @ runninsrilankan July 1, 2014 at 9:49 am #

    So much deliciousness!!! I don’t think I could resist! 🙂

    • Denise Browning July 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

      Thank you, Shashi! I didn’t…I ate and ate this until I couldn’t anymore… Hehe!

  8. Francesca July 1, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    ohh I bet your girls loved this (because I sure would) 🙂

  9. Julia | July 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Denise, what a great idea for a festive dessert/snack! Looks wonderful and has me craving for it right now!

    • Denise Browning July 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

      Thank you, Julia! My children and I loved this snack so much that I am thinking of making this again and again.

  10. Mi Vida en un Dulce July 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    I never eat pop corn with chocolate, but love the idea, perfect to eat during the World Cup matches

    • Denise Browning July 2, 2014 at 12:25 am #

      Thanks! That’s right, Nydia! This is a great snack to munch on during the games.

  11. Amira July 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    So delicious and colorful … This is for sure a pleasing dessert for children and adults.

  12. Rekha July 1, 2014 at 10:58 pm #

    This looks soo freakin good.. Truly no one will be able to resist this one!!! I wish i could just grab that off the screen 🙂 Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe…

    • Denise Browning July 2, 2014 at 12:26 am #

      Thank you for stopping by, Rekha! The thing is addictive for real…

  13. Little Cooking Tips July 2, 2014 at 12:46 am #

    What a wonderful all-American dessert Denise! The colors are amazing! Happy Independence Day, and good luck to Brazil in the game vs Colombia!:)
    Love from both:)

  14. Amy (Savory Moments) July 2, 2014 at 5:22 am #

    Whoa – what a decadent looking popcorn! Condensed milk can make anything extra special in my opinion. I just posted a popcorn recipe as well 🙂

    • Denise Browning July 2, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

      Hi, Amy! I agree with you. Condensed milk can make a great difference to any recipe. See ya soon and Happy 4th of July!!

  15. Jess @ July 2, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    This looks amazing! Definitely very American, because it’s full of so many sweets and bad things! 🙂

    • Denise Browning July 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

      Jess: I wish I could have these “bad” things more often. This is quite Americanlicious… hehe!

  16. [email protected] Riffs July 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    M&M’s? You’ve got my number! This is wonderful — so many great flavors in one dish! Truly inspired — thanks.

  17. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 3, 2014 at 7:14 am #

    That popcorn is so over the top I can’t stand it. I’m in love – srsly!

    Happy 4th of July! I’ll be celebrating tomorrow in the dead of winter – with a picnic. 🙂 Thankfully it’s Florida-style winter weather. 🙂

    • Denise Browning July 3, 2014 at 8:20 am #

      Hey, Maureen!. Thank you so much…It is always great to have you visiting here.
      By the way, I saw your baked Alaska. That is a serious, super duper scrumptious treat. Love the patriotic colors as well. Wishing you a very 4th of July in Australia. Picnic is an awesome idea.

  18. Liz July 3, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Oh, how I love popcorn! And covered in chocolate and sweetened condensed milk? Wow! A winning recipe!

    • Denise Browning July 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm #

      Thanks, Liz! We ate and ate this until we could no more…Happy 4th of July!

  19. Kiran @ July 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    What better way to celebrate my return to your space with popcorn drizzled with my favorite condiment ever: condensed milk!!!!!

    • Denise Browning July 4, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

      Hey, Kiran! Welcome back…
      I wish I had a big bag of this popcorn today to celebrate Brazil’s victory against Colombia in the World Cup.

  20. Kumar's Kitchen July 6, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    oh good popcorn….we are always awed at its versatile culinary uses and this is definitely going to be our favorite….such a crunchy,munchy and chocolaty treat….we are all nuts to prepare a batch of them now,thanks 🙂

    • Denise Browning July 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by, Kumar! Indulge yourself eating this chocolate popcorn.

  21. Lail | With A Spin July 12, 2014 at 5:16 pm #

    So festive and colorful. Wonderful job, dear friend.

  22. Kate @ ¡Hola! Jalapeño July 15, 2014 at 6:24 am #

    What?!!! This looks ridiculous (in the best possible way)! 🙂

  23. Anna @ shenANNAgans June 23, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    I love this post soooooo much. Was commenting on another blog and saw this one, I need this bucket of yum in my life. Mmmmm! 🙂 Making on the weekend for my winter movie marathon. Thanks lovely one.


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