Milk Chocolate Popcorn With Sprinkles

by | Apr 7, 2014 | 15 comments

Milk Chocolate Popcorn With Sprinkles - Cook Republic


When I was growing up, we only had popcorn at the movies. Twice, maybe thrice a year. Life was simple. Yet, that was enough to fuse a strand of thought in my head. One that connected popcorn with movies. One that compels me to make a batch of popcorn when we have family movie afternoons or crave a tub of overly salty, often cold popcorn when we have a movie date at Event Cinemas. Quite honestly, the popcorn in Australia leaves a lot to be desired. When Nick and I lived in Singapore, we discovered caramel popcorn. It was delicious. Crunchy, barely sweet with a kiss of sea salt. But most importantly, always crunchy and always hot.

There is just something amazing about popping your own corn. It is fresh, the warmth of the kernels and the buttery taste is infinitely addictive. For ELLE magazine's backyard movie night feature (first appeared in ELLE Australia March 2014 issue), I created this recipe for beautiful milk chocolate popcorn with sprinkles. It is an ode to good old fashioned butter popcorn and the crunchy caramel popcorn that I miss from my Singapore days. Topped with enough milk chocolate and sprinkles to bring the child out in you. What popcorn flavours have you experimented with?

Lifestyle, Food And Props - Backyard Movie Nights can be fun! We covered our soccer goal post with a massive white sheet. An old portable electronic projector became the star of the show. We brought out our sofa cushions and outdoor bean bags. Cider crates became makeshift tables. Hurricane lanterns housed candles. We served juice in little dollar shop bunting bottles. We used colourful paper straws. We also had oven roasted root chips with spicy mayonnaise and Tiramisu Truffle Balls. We used an old suitcase to house rugs and throws to get cosy later in the night. We did not eventually watch a movie because it was peak summer in Australia and the sunlight is blaring bright even at 8:00pm!! And you need pitch dark to watch a movie through a projector on a sheet. 


Backyard Movie Night - Photo/ Styling Sneh Roy


Backyard Movie Night & Chocolate Popcorn - Sneh Roy, Photography


Milk Chocolate Popcorn With Sprinkles - Cook Republic


Backyard Movie Night With Chocolate Popcorn


Milk Chocolate Popcorn With Sprinkles






A fun homemade popcorn recipe that would be perfect for giving away as a gift or to jazz up your movie nights. Sweet, salty, crunchy and buttery with milk chocolate and colourful sprinkles.

Serves - 8


Butter Popcorn
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup corn kernels


Line two large rimmed baking trays with baking paper.

Heat oil, butter and salt in a heavy bottomed saucepan (2.7 litre capacity) on medium. When butter has melted and starting to turn golden, add the corn kernels. Mix once. Cover with a tight lid, increase heat to medium-high and allow the kernels to pop. When the popping abates and the saucepan is full, remove from heat and spread evenly over the prepared baking trays to cool completely.


Milk Chocolate Sprinkles
200g milk chocolate
1 teaspoon butter
2 tablespoons 100s and 1000s
sprinkling of sea salt flakes.


Melt chocolate and butter in a heavy bottomed pan over low heat. Mix gently and remove from heat when melted completely and glossy. Drizzle over the popcorn in the trays. Sprinkle 100s and 1000s and sea salt.

Mix gently using a fork and allow to cool completely letting the chocolate harden. Store in an air-tight container in a cool spot until ready to serve.



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  1. Health and beauty

    Hey Wow Sneh....its my 1st comment to your blog and you know what - you have such an amazing blog.

  2. Mark

    What a great idea. Nothing beats sweet and salty, especially for movie night.

  3. Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    What an addictive popcorn, and such a fun idea to have your own movie night!

  4. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    this is such a cute idea..i love popcorn but the ones at movies doesnt cut it for me. i like the caramel or chocolate variety.

  5. Nomi

    This is such a great idea. Especially after the long winter we had this year that was driving the kids crazy! I never thought of using my backyard this way and never thought of chocolate and popcorn

  6. Sarah Ayoub

    Wow Sneh, I am having a bit of a popcorn moment lately and I love the idea of this recipe. Also, you have got to be the coolest mum ever - bet it was fun for the boys to film this shoot 🙂

  7. Ami@naivecookcooks

    Wow, this looks delicious!

  8. Maureen

    I grew up eating popcorn as a snack and it's never a 'real' movie without it. Your chocolate popcorn with sprinkles is definitely a step above anything I've ever eaten. 🙂

  9. Eileen

    Ha, such a fancy indulgent popcorn! We make stovetop popcorn ALLL the time (nothing like a practically free yet delicious snack) but I rarely top it with anything but butter and salt. Maybe I should break out the chocolate soon!

  10. Belinda@themoonblushbaker

    This was my favorite sweet flavor at the popcorn stand we used to have In Australia. I simply adored the crust and left over sweet salt bit at the bottom of the bag. Have got to try it at home now. Also I can not wait to see you in person at Kid spot event! I am so excited you are featured

  11. Rosa

    So regressive and delicious!



  12. Meeta

    Love this - we have movie night in our little yard too ... now that summer is here I am looking forward to those evening again. And trust me this popcorn will be a hit with the son and his friends!

  13. Elizabeth

    My popcorn topping of choice in our house is Sichuan pepper and salt mix. I love the savory toppings for popcorn.

  14. Francesca

    IVery Timely. I have just bought some popping corn for the school holiddays when movies are on the agenda.

  15. Amy

    In our house popcorn is definitely its own food group. My Mum is a popcorn addict! From the cold and salty popcorn at the theatre (which I still love), to homemade and buttery, to caramelised Lolly Gobble Bliss Bombs she loves it all. I will have to make this incarnation for our next family movie night 🙂


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