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Chili-Chocolate Caramel Corn

Warning: It's really hard to walk away from this sweet, salty, spicy, crunchy snack. If you're taking it to a party, consider making a double batch because you won't come home with leftovers. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3-1/2 quarts


  • 2-1/3 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • Dash ground ancho chili pepper
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 3-1/2 quarts caramel popcorn with peanuts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, optional


  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Stir in chili pepper and cinnamon. Drizzle over caramel popcorn with peanuts; toss to coat. Arrange on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until set; break into pieces. If desired, add dried cranberries. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 336 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.
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