Turtle Popcorn

Wonderful easy, and quick chocolate popcorn recipe. Great for snacking on for parties, movies or game day. You’re going to love this one. 

Turtle Popcorn | Super easy to make and absolutely perfect for late night snacking.
Okay let’s all sing along now….

“MMM I Love Turtles!”

Okay for those of you living under a rock, or who don’t often read my blog (why the h…e …double hockey sticks have you not been reading??) Turtles are a very special treat here in Canada. They are little chocolate delights that will drive you to madness. Well, maybe not you. But me clearly!

So first I did this:

Turtle Bark | Cravings of a Lunatic | #turtles #candy #chocolate #bark #caramel #pecans #snacks

Turtle Bark: Click Photo for the Recipe!

Then I did this:

Turtle Ice Cream | Cravings of a Lunatic | #turtles #chocolate #icecream #dessert #frozendesserts

Turtle Ice Cream: Click Photo for the Recipe!

Then I took that and did this:

Turtle Banana Split | Cravings of a Lunatic | #turtles #icecream #bananasplit #chocolate

Turtle Banana Split: Click Photo for the Recipe!

That still was not enough so I did this:

Turtle Ice Cream Pie | Cravings of a Lunatic | #chocolate #turtles #icecream #caramel

Turtle Ice Cream Pie: Click Photo for the Recipe!

Then I clearly crossed over to the dark side and did this:

Turtle Popcorn | Cravings of a Lunatic | #chocolate #turtles #popcorn #candy #snacks #tailgate #footballfood #gameday

And sadly there is more to come. I have another one ready to shock you with already. Clearly….issues….I need a Turtle intervention. Just wait until I post the next one, then you all can commit me. But you’re gonna wanna see that one first. It will blow your socks right off! Not just rock ’em. Blow them clear off!

Okay so this one is Paula Deen’s recipe. I saw it eons ago in a magazine I bought called Paula Deen’s Chocolate Celebration. I’ve had this magazine since 2008 and have finally started to delve into it. This one obviously caught my eye. I mean my love of Turtles dates back to when I was a wee little Lunatic. I made this and I have to say it is really good. I mean REALLY good. Yet me being the Lunatic that I am had to revamp it. But you won’t see that until tomorrow. Sorry. For now let’s enjoy this one. Cuz it’s yummy. And naughty. And just a bit bad ass!

Turtle Popcorn
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A wonderful recipe for chocolate coated popcorn.
Serves: 6 quarts
  • 6 quarts (24 cups) of popped popcorn
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup corn syrup
  • 6 (1 ounce) squares of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Pop your popcorn. I did mine on the stove old school style!
  3. Place your popcorn in a large roasting pan.
  4. Now in a large saucepan combine your butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup.
  5. Over medium-high heat bring this mixture to a boil. Keep it at a boil for about 5 minutes.
  6. Now remove it from the heat and stir in the chocolate, vanilla salt and vanilla.
  7. Let it stand until the chocolate melts. Stir it occasionally.
  8. Once it is melted stir until smooth.
  9. Now pour this over your popcorn, toss it gently with a wooden spoon to coat it all evenly.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Stir it occasionally.
  11. Remove from oven and transfer popcorn to parchment paper to let it cool down.
  12. Serve with a smile.
Recipe Source: Paula Deen Chocolate Celebration Magazine 2008

You can use regular salt in this recipe, or you can make Vanilla Salt


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Note: Stores for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container. 


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I sure hope it was worth the wait. I know I have been teasing you with this one for awhile. I shall go on teasing you another day cuz I made this even better. But you’re just going to have to wait another day to see how I did that. Watch out Paula, I’m after your job!!!

*giggles uncontrollably and grabs a bowl of Lunatic Turtle Popcorn*

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. Katherine Martinelli says

    Oh man, I love all your turtle recipes and your popcorn recipes! Sorry, I won't be the one to stage an intervention – I want it to keep coming!

  2. overtimecook.com says

    Oh wow. That looks absolutely sinful. Popcorn is probably my second favorite food, after chocolate. Combine the two and I'm in heaven.

  3. Pegasuslegend says

    Well this is right up my alley, I bought five boxes of Harry and David around the holiday at 8.00 a box so this one is a keeper love it! YUM!!!! Happy Valentines Day cant wait to make this one!

  4. Cake Duchess says

    I have that same Paula Deen mag and you reminded me to look at it again;)This is fabulous and so are you:)Happy Valentine's Day, love. xo

  5. The Mom Chef says

    Yeah, I hear you on the Turtle thing and have been avidly following each and every thing you make. I just bought a new jar of popcorn so, who knows what will happen here with it. :)

    Just one suggestion. Turtle cheesecake. I'd be yours for life.

  6. Tina says

    Ah-the wait is over, I have been on the lookout since you mentioned it last post! The turtle thing is just an example of good taste-not an affliction. All these links tell me you take very good care of turtles!

  7. Delishhh says

    Oh YUM – with being 40 wks pregnant i could eat any of these right now for V-day breakfast morning :) They all look wonderful!

  8. Jill @ MadAboutMacarons says

    I haven't even had turtles and I'm already going mad for them, Kim. All of your turtle recipes look super!

  9. Anita at Hungry Couple says

    I'm sorry, did you say this stores for 2 weeks? I'm guessing only if it's well hidden :) This reminds me of Harry & David's Moose Munch which I used to enjoy before I started walking around with thousands of dollars in dental work. Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. Kristen says

    I am waiting with baited breath to see your next Turtle creation. If I know the way these addictions go, I know that you won't stop with one more….there will be one and then another…until you have enough to fill a book: Turtle Girl Gone Wild featuring turtle fruit salad, turtle cheesecake in a jar, turtle milkshakes, turtle covered pretzels…oh yeah, I know it's coming 😉

  11. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar says

    *Takes all your Turtles and this popcorn under the guise of an intervention*

    "Yep (she mumbles with chocolate, popcorn and pecans falling out of her mouth), it's all for your sake twin… cause I loveses you"

  12. Kiri W. says

    Again with the popcorn! Is this your way of apologizing for the turtle ice cream cake temptation? 😉 The wife would devour this!

  13. Adam @unorthodoxepicure says

    Let me just say that you are much more than a 'bit bad ass.' You are the epitome of badassery. Period.

  14. The Harried Cook says

    And I thought I was bad with my Red Velvet madness… I think I am catching Turtle fever now… I want all these things. and NOW! Pretty please? Send me some? And I can't wait for the next Turtle treat..

  15. Happy When Not Hungry says

    WOW all your turtle recipes look amazing and are making my mouth water. I def am trying this turtle popcorn. I will probably eat the entire batch and love every minute of it!

  16. CouponClippingCook says

    I would eat ALL of this turtle popcorn in one sitting. It looks absolutely delicious. It's late in the evening now and I know I'll probably dream about this tonight.

  17. Choc Chip Uru says

    This is one of the most decadent popcorn recipes in the world. I need it. Now. 😀

    Choc Chip Uru
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  18. {Epicurean Mom} says

    I've died and gone to heaven!! ALL of these recipes look SO good!! I LOVE TURTLES! I caoul actually bathe in them! 😉

  19. Kim Bee says

    Oh yummy, that's some nice stuff. I was lucky and got about 5 boxes for Christmas. I thought it would last forever. It so did not. Hope you try it Claudia. xx

  20. Kim Bee says

    You must pull it out. There are some killer good recipes in it. And thanks, I got all blushy and stuff. Hope your V-Day was sheer perfection.

  21. Kim Bee says

    Thanks. They are so good. I cannot get enough. Although I thought you weren't a huge chocolate fan. I am all over the cheesecake. I think that one is next in line. It's like a sickness now. I can't stop.

  22. Kim Bee says

    You should bring some to the hospital and hand it out instead of cigars. Lol. Look forward to your new family member. Very cool!

  23. Kim Bee says

    I must send you some. I have to find out about food shipping for a project anyway so I'll see if there allowed to be shipped and send you a box. SO good Jill. Of course your Paris taste might find the chocolate not up to snuff. I'm sure the chocolate there is far superior.

  24. Kim Bee says

    Roflmao, I don't think it would last that long in most houses. I have never heard of Harry & David Moose Munch. Being a Canuck blows some times. Except for Turtles. Cuz we rock there.

  25. Kim Bee says

    I loveses you too but hand it back over before I go all ninja on you twin. Or we could share. *pulls up a comfy two seater sofa, flips on a movie*

  26. Jennifer says

    Mmmmm. Yummy. I just made a Jen version for the boys when they get home from school. Melted down a couple of mars bars & some butter, then added a little vanilla & some Nutella. Then mixed that into the popcorn & cooked it!!!

  27. Jennifer says

    Mmmmm… Yum idea Kim! I just made a Jen version for the boys when they get home from school. I melted down a couple of mars bars & some butter. Then added some vanilla and a couple of spoons of Nutella. Then baked it in the oven!!! Fab!

  28. Jennifer says

    Addition and amendment to previous note…. Did you 200 deg mean Fahrenheit? I had mine at Celsius & just had to go rescue it from burning… I mean, pull the burnt bits off the top. The rest underneath is still good though… Good thing I made lots!


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