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Samoa Popcorn

By Sheri Silver |

After my recent try at homemade Samoas, I was on a roll. I wanted Samoa everything (breakfast cereal, anyone?). Something about that combination of toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate basically begs to be drizzled on – well, everything!

So allow me to present:

samoa popcorn

Yes – Samoa Popcorn.

All the essential ingredients, tossed with some freshly popped popcorn – movie time never had it so good.

Samoa Popcorn
adapted from My Way Home
3/4 c. shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 T. vegetable oil
1/2 c. popcorn
1/4 c. sugar
1 t. kosher salt

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees; line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Have a large bowl and two spatulas or serving spoons ready.

Spread the coconut in an even layer on one of your prepared baking sheets. Bake the coconut till golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes (watch carefully as coconut will burn quickly). Set aside.

Melt the chocolate in the top half of a double boiler, stirring till smooth and melted. When cool enough to handle, transfer to a parchment cone or ziploc bag.

In a large saucepan (with a lid), heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn kernels. As soon as the oil begins to sizzle, sprinkle the sugar and salt evenly over the popcorn. Cover the pan and shake continuously until all of the kernels have popped – about five minutes. Transfer to your bowl and toss with the toasted coconut. Spread in an even layer on your prepared baking sheet.

Snip a small opening in the corner of the ziploc bag and drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to set. Serve immediately.

Want “Samoa”?

Homemade Samoas
No-Bake Samoa Bars

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Sheri Silver

Sheri Silver is a mom, landscape designer and author of the blog Donuts, Dresses, and Dirt. She loves sharing tips and tricks on the things she’s most passionate about, including baking, cooking, gardening, shopping, and her adventures in and around New York City with her three kids. Read bio and latest posts → Read Sheri's latest posts →

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4 thoughts on “Samoa Popcorn

  1. Izy says:

    Hi, was this recipe inspired by my samoa popcorn that I posted a few months ago here?
    I just say this because it has a very similar method and the same ingredients, just in slightly larger quantities.
    If it was I would REALLY appreciate a link back! Thank you :)

  2. Ashley says:

    Um…YES, PLEASE!! This looks fantastic and highly addictive. Yum!

  3. Eliz says:

    I tried this twice thinking that I might have made a mistake, but came up with disaster both times — burnt sugar, not caramel (even adding the sugar at the last possible moment and turning the heat down after the first failure). This is off my list of things to try.
    As a note, I’m an experienced cook and popcorn maker, so there were no novice mistakes here.

  4. Meghan says:

    I had the same problem. Eliz! I ruined one pot and both tries came out burnt! It was a total mess.

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