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Mocha Popcorn

Mocha PopcornThis low-fat mocha popcorn treat is so good, chocolate and coffee lovers will have a hard time resisting the urge for more.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups granulated sugar
1/3 unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 tablespoon espresso powder or instant coffee granules
1 cup milk
6 quarts popped popcorn
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Line a baking sheet or work surface with waxed paper or foil.
  3. Stir sugar, cocoa, instant coffee and milk together in a large saucepan.
  4. Cook until mixture registers 250°F (120°C) on a candy thermometer, stirring occasionally.
  5. Pour hot mixture over popcorn; stir to coat popcorn completely.
  6. Spread popcorn onto prepared surface and allow to cool.
  7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  8. Break into pieces to serve. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 6 quarts; 24 (1 cup) servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.