With four kids, I'm always looking for easy, novel snack ideas. My kids love popcorn so the recipe for Cocoa Popcorn in the March 2009 issue of Everyday Food sounded appealing. And who doesn't love recipes that require no extra trips to the grocery store?
The recipe claims it's ready in five minutes and it was. Not overly sweet with just a hint of sugary cocoa flavor, this was a nice mid-morning snack and added some variety to the usual snack choices. It's also simple enough for older kids to make on their own, which always adds bonus points for me.
Place 10 cups plain unsalted popped popcorn in a large bowl. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder. Drizzle 2 tablespoons melted butter over popcorn, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with cocoa mixture, and toss. Serves 6.