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Sweet and salty, this black and white popcorn is the perfect late night or date night snack! The most addictive and delicious white and dark chocolate drizzled popcorn.

*Please note* this post was originally posted in 2017. I’ve since redone the text but the recipe remains the same.

Movie night just got sweeter! On a cold winter night, what’s better than kicking back on the couch with a good flick and a (BIG) bowl of buttery, salty popcorn? Well, maybe all of the above plus a glass of wine. BUT I’ve got an even better idea. What if that salty popcorn was sweetened up a bit and then covered in white and dark chocolate drizzle? Now we’re talking!!

My husband doesn’t really care for popcorn…what!? It feels weird even saying that out loud. Who doesn’t like popcorn? Anyway, he definitely likes THIS popcorn. I had to smack his hand a few times just to get some photos of the stuff before it was all gone. Needless to say, it didn’t make it to movie night. Unluckily for our waistlines, it’s super easy to whip up another batch!

Black and white popcorn. If you aren’t singing Michael Jackson’s Black or White song right now, we can’t be friends.

How do you make this black and white popcorn?

Start this recipe with the obvious!

Begin by popping up some plain, unsalted popcorn. I always use my Whirley Pop for our popcorn. I grew up with this popcorn maker, and have so many fond memories of my Dad turning the crank in the kitchen on a weekend night or a Sunday afternoon. Popcorn was big in our house!!

Once the popcorn is popped it’s covered in a sweet coating (essentially just butter and sugar) and then baked in the oven.

Here’s where you can get creative! For the black and white popcorn effect I stick with dark and white chocolate chips, but I’ve also experimented with peanut butter chips, and combinations of white and butterscotch chips. Mmmm…the possibilities are endless!

In two separate bowls, melt both the white and dark chocolate. I always use the microwave – if done properly, it’s the easiest method. Just melt in 30 second increments, on high, stirring in between, until melted.

Then, place the chocolate in a sandwich bag, snip a tiny end off, and drizzle the chocolate all over the popcorn. Repeat with the other flavor (white or dark).

Place the whole tray of popcorn in the fridge to set the chocolate immediately.

How long does this black and white popcorn last? 

The popcorn is best enjoyed immediately, but it will totally keep just fine in an airtight container for up to a week. It makes a terrific gift or just a hostess gift when you’ve been invited over for drinks or games. The only problem with this popcorn is how addictive it is! You might want to think about making a double batch right off the bat!

black and white popcorn

black and white popcorn

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Black and White Popcorn

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  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 cups 1x


Sweet and salty, this black and white popcorn is the perfect late night or date night snack! The most addictive and delicious white and dark chocolate drizzled popcorn.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1012 cups plain unsalted popcorn (1/2 cup kernels)
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and prepare a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Pop 10-12 cups of plain, unsalted popcorn. This is about ½ cup of kernels or a regular size bag of microwave popcorn. Place the popcorn in a large bowl.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter with the brown sugar, bringing it to a boil. Boil for approximately 2 minutes. Add water and stir.
  4. Quickly drizzle the syrup over the popcorn and using a large spoon, toss the syrup to coat.
  5. Spread the coated popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the popcorn. Bake the popcorn for about 30 minutes, turning it occasionally. Remove from oven and let it cool, about 10 minutes.
  6. While the popcorn is baking, first melt your dark chocolate using either a double boiler or the microwave. If using the microwave, be sure to heat the chocolate in 30 second increments, stirring in between to avoid seizing. Spoon the chocolate into a heavy medium sized freezer bag. Repeat with white chocolate and another freezer bag.
  7. When the popcorn is cooled, snip a small hole in one corner of each bag of chocolate and drizzle evenly over the popcorn. Allow to cool until chocolate is hard. The popcorn can be placed in the fridge to speed up cooling process. Enjoy! (Then repeat steps 1-6).

Leftover popcorn can be stored in an airtight container, for up to 1 week.


Try different chocolate flavors to change things up. Think peanut butter chips or butterscotch chips!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: oven bake
  • Cuisine: american
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Black and White Popcorn

About Katherine

Heeey! Thank you for stopping by! I like 30-minute dinners and giant peanut butter cups made with only 3 ingredients. I LOVE food! If you do too, you're in the right place.

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