CHOCOLATE POPCORN “CINEMA” CUPCAKES

CHOCOLATE POPCORN CUPCAKE

 

Well hello there, long time no see !!! I’ve been away for a while. I took a “blogging” break to update my Blog and Face Book Page. I gave it a complete make-over which I really  hope you like. I also kept away from social media which wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be – I  got to spend more time in the kitchen coming up with new recipes which I can’t wait to share with you all,  yep lots of chocolate, and even some savory ones!

I also spent some time working on my first E-Book. It has my most popular recipes and a few new ones.  I’m really excited about this and can’t wait to share it with you all. I hope to have it ready in the next few weeks. So make sure you check back 😉

This particular recipe was inspired by our family’s trips to the cinema and our Friday Movie night at home. Since my kids were small we’ve always had our Friday night movie. It’s were the kids first fell in love with all things Disney. It became a tradition as they got older. We always have popcorn, chocolate, pizza and even now that there all in there late teens , we’ve kept it up.

Now that the youngest two are on their school summer holidays, we’ve added a weekly trip to the cinema. For the past few months our cinema has been doing five euro cinema tickets every Wednesday.  I’ve seen everything from Marvel’s Winter Soldier to Secret Life of Pets. The best thing about the cinema is the popcorn, a big tub of hot buttery popcorn is one of the best things about going to the cinema. I always try to sneak in some extra goodies, sweets and chocolate  cost a fortune in the cinema.

On our last visit there was just three of us so I managed to sneak in these amazing Chocolate Popcorn Cup Cakes, so who puts popcorn on their cupcakes you might ask? Me! and trust me, you should too!. These are the most delicious perfect cinema treat  – popcorn , chocolate, M&Ms all in one delicious yummy bite.

 

chocolate popcorn cupcakes

 

chocolate popcorn cupcakes with M&ms

 

This is a really simple recipe, very easy to put together.

These cupcakes would be great for a birthday birthday as well as cinema trips. I used my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. I wanted a really rich chocolate taste & it fits the bill perfectly. They only take 20 mins to bake. The topping is an all in the bowl job – popcorn, melted chocolate and M&Ms. You don’t have to stick with M&M’s , use your own favorite like Rolo’s or Buttons. You could also use any of the flavoured popcorn that’s appearing in the shops. I seen a coconut one yesterday, yuk. I’ll be sticking  to salted or butter.

The recipe gives you 10 medium size cupcakes or 8 big ones.

 

group of chocolate popcorn cupcakes

 

 

 

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chocolate popcorn cupcake

 

 The marshmallow is nice and sticky works well keeping the popcorn topping on, chocolate spread or peanut-butter would work just as well.  Put them in the fridge for 30 mins to set the chocolate.

 

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I hope you enjoy the recipe & most of all I hope you like the revamp of my Blog.  I’ve included a new page with Baking Conversions which will come in handy for my overseas followers.  Please do let me know what you you think of the Blog in the comments.  I really would appreciate your opinion and if you have any suggestions to make it better I would love hear them.

If you look above you you will see a new page with great baking tips , this is the first one, so make sure you check out HERE for more

 

Copy of BAKING TIP 1

 

Make sure you check out my FACE BOOK BAKING PAGE for  more recipes,

Happy Baking

 

 

27 Comments Add yours

  1. How inventive! The kids would go crazy for this!

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    1. Karyn says:

      Hi lisa.. My kids love them but that’s no surprise their chocolate and it was my 12 year old son’s idea so all the credit has to go to him lol

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  2. Molly Kumar says:

    OMG, they look super yum and perfect for a movie night ! Bookmarking to make soon.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Hi Molly.. So glad you like them.. you can never have too much chocolate or popcorn x

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  3. Lisa says:

    10 medium, 8 large, or 1 giant one just for me! 😉 Seriously these look fantastic – I totally see them at a kid’s birthday party!

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  4. Maura says:

    Oh I like this but my waist will not !

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks Maura. 😉

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      1. Karyn says:

        Absoloutely Lisa.. They are a great hit with my kids and their friends. Thanks for the comment

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  5. My little boy would love these and he’d love helping to make them too. Bookmarking these.

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    1. Karyn says:

      So glad you like them Jacqueline.. My kids love making these .. they were actually my son’s idea.. we are big popcorn lovers in my house

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  6. Oh my Lord! Did you just combine my two most favourite things (popcorn and chocolate) and put that on a muffin??? You are my new hero!!!! I am sitting here in disbelief with a gaping mouth!

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    1. Karyn says:

      Thanks Tina for the lovely comment..wish i could take the credit.. it was my 12 year old’s idea ..most defo a brilliant one. they are extremely tasty

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  7. What a unique idea to put popcorn on a cupcake. My grand children would go nuts over these. They are huge fans of popcorn and m and m’s ! WOW

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    1. Karyn says:

      You can never do anything bad to a cupcake lol . great hit with the kids

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  8. Gloria says:

    WOW…these are awesome. I know they would be a hit a kids parties….and a fun sweet little tweet to take along on a picnic too.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Yes absolutely the are great for kids parties

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  9. Oh, wow that looks sinful. I love popcorn but never had it on a cupcake. Bet the kids loved this so much. Mine sure would. Saving this for later. Sounds yum.

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  10. How can you possibly go wrong!! I love the combination. Popcorn, yes! M and M’s, yes! Chocolate, I’m totally for that! What is a movie without snacks?!! This is such a great combination. I bet the kids went nuts over it and then you made it into a cupcake. True genius

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    1. Karyn says:

      they did Marisa.. The hubbie sneaked a couple as well

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  11. Jyothi (Jo) says:

    This is gonna drive my kids crazy. They love caramel popcorn and I’m sure they will love chocolate popcorn as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe, book marking this to try later.

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    1. Karyn says:

      Delighted you like the recipe x

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  12. Oana Iancu says:

    I’ve been missing all this fun for so long! Popcorn and chocolate together….OMG! Why didn’t I hear about this before?! Cannot wait to try it soon! My daughter will soooo love this recipe, too!

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    1. Karyn says:

      Your daughter will love this recipe lol Popcorn and chocolate amazing combo

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  13. Ruchi says:

    Wow! This cupcakes look so crunchy and sweet and perfect! Every kid would go crazy for them!

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    1. Karyn says:

      My kids adore them Ruchi

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  14. Heather says:

    So cute and super creative!! Love the combination of popcorn and chocolate and these cupcakes are absolutely adorable

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    1. Karyn says:

      A quick & tasty bake – great for kids Heather

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