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Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Popcorn

Our “To-do in November List” was four pages long. It was a list of highs and lows. Here are a few of the topics, to give you a small glimpse of our month:
• Cooking on a morning-tv show [High]
• Working on new recipes for an upcoming project (that we soon will share) [High!]
• Getting permission to rent out our apartment while we are gone [low – because of all the boring paper work, but High because we finally got the approval]
• Releasing a Christmas update for our app (it will be out any day now) [High]
• Getting new passports [Low – we always manage to fill in something wrong on those damn forms]
• Cleaning the bathroom drain [Ultra low]
Finding some home exchanges in Australia & NZ [High – we have found a few trades that will make it a bit less restraining on our budget].
• And about a 100 other things.

And now we finally sit here in our half empty, well-cleaned apartment. All to-dos have been crossed off. Bags are packed. The kids are sleeping. And we are leaving for the airport in a few hours. We will be staying around Sydney in December and Melbourne in February. We’ll share more of our plans as they are shaping up.

This is almost too simple to call a recipe. But since popcorn + dark chocolate + sea salt is a damn good combo, that’s what we’re sharing today. Check out the video, make some popcorn and next time we’ll be writing from Australia.
xo D&L

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Sea Salt & Dark Chocolate Popcorn

Cold-pressed coconut oil or organic butter
corn kernels (organic and GMO-free)
100 g / 3,5 oz dark chocolate (80%)
sea salt

Place a large pot on medium high heat with enough oil to cover the bottom, be sure to keep the lid on the pot (you can tilt it slightly to let the moisture out). Drop a couple of kernels in, once they pop, you’re ready to add the rest and lower the heat to medium low. Add just enough to barely cover the bottom of the pot, put the lid on and wait until they begin to pop. You’ll be able to tell when it’s done when it’s about 5 seconds between each pop. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and immediately scatter the chopped dark chocolate over the warm popcorn and sprinkle with sea salt. Stir to combine. Ready to serve.


  1. Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 07:59 | #

    Looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Sydney, and hope to hear there is a cooking class coming up! It’s beautiful, warm weather here at present.

  2. Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 08:22 | #

    I’ve never thought of putting chocolate on popcorn– looks so good! A sprinkling of sea salt I am sure takes it over the top.

    Enjoy Aus! I love it there– I’m close enough right now I can go every other year or so. Love the fresh produce everywhere!

  3. Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 09:12 | #

    That is way easier than I thought. I don´t have a microwave and had a bad experience with burned popcorn in the pot. But the video shows it so detailed, next time nothing can go wrong :)
    Home exchanges are great. Our neighbors do them frequently and the guests are always awesome. Have a beautiful holiday!

  4. Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 09:57 | #

    Such a fun snack! This sounds great!

  5. Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 13:17 | #

    If you want some cool places in Sydney to go- food and beaches – please email me! I am a Sydney local (Northern Beaches) and we have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!
    Also this recipe looks yum x

  6. Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 13:20 | #

    How exciting! Will you be having any workshops in Sydney?

  7. Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 13:43 | #

    Wow, now that is a movie snack!

  8. Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 15:20 | #

    Looks delicious and I loved the video as always! How lucky that you’re going to Sydney and Melboune – I bet it will be fantastic!

  9. Clémentine
    Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 20:54 | #

    Seems so easy and so yummy… Wondering why I nearly screwed up the saucepan the last I tried make some popcorn… Need to give it another try! Enjoy Down Under and especially Melbourne!

  10. Julia
    Posted 30 Nov ’14 at 23:49 | #

    Välkomna till Sydney och värmen! Är så glad att era äventyr tar er hit och ser fram emot att följa er resa här!

  11. Sarah
    Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 02:48 | #

    Will you be visiting NZ? Just saw your cookbook today at beautiful Moore Wilson in Downtown Wellington, NZ.

  12. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 02:57 | #

    love this! I’ve been thinking of foods gifts for Christmas that are not cookies, I think I’m going to gift this popcorn! I just found your blog and I love it!

  13. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 03:14 | #

    I love dark chocolate and popcorn. I know I will be madly in love with this combo!!!

  14. Bee
    Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 03:56 | #

    Yes yes! My question is the same as [email protected]
    Will you be having workshops in Sydney?
    Email me if so pretty please ☺

  15. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 04:03 | #

    the creativity of your videos is always fun to look forward to.

  16. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 05:12 | #

    Ooo, I cannot wait to make this! I love snacks that bridge the gap between sweet and salty. Travel safely, and enjoy Australia!

  17. Anne
    Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 06:48 | #

    Yummy stuff. Will be making a pot to share with the grand kiddos.
    A request: please keep the background music in the background. For us wearers of hearing aids, the volume level makes it hard to hear your voice.
    Many thanks

  18. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 07:55 | #

    Love! Made a variation of this last night and LOVED the flavors. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful video as always.

  19. Krista
    Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 08:43 | #

    So excited that you are coming to Melbourne! Will you be doing any classes/demos or other events that I can come along to?

  20. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 10:26 | #

    I have never thought to melt dark chocolate on popcorn, but when I saw your video a few days back I thought this is pretty genius. And I don’t even really eat popcorn ;-), but this recipe is pretty convincing! Have a wonderful trip you guys!

  21. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 14:58 | #

    Being from Sydney but living in London now, I felt a pang of jealousy to read that you’re off to Australia. Although am extremely excited for you! You picked a glorious time of year to visit. Enjoy, the weather, food and beaches.

  22. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 15:27 | #

    My husband has been bringing home fudge covered salted popcorn from the grocery store the last few weeks. Now I have no excuse to make it myself! Looks delicious.

  23. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 15:32 | #

    The video is awesome!

  24. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 16:07 | #

    Have SO much fun in Oz, I love love love that place and hope to go back soon!!

  25. Posted 1 Dec ’14 at 21:39 | #

    Sometimes the best recipes are the simple ones:)
    Hope you have a safe journey and I look forward to seeing your travel updates on instagram.

  26. Posted 2 Dec ’14 at 00:05 | #

    We made if for our today movie night and used coconut oil. Wow! It’s delicious and it was such a pleasure to lick the melted chocolate from fingers :D

  27. Posted 2 Dec ’14 at 00:07 | #

    This looks so simple and delicious! I’ll have to try this very soon. Have a great trip!

  28. Posted 2 Dec ’14 at 00:32 | #

    Have an amazing trip! Good luck and have a great time!

  29. Posted 2 Dec ’14 at 00:55 | #

    Wow! That looks delicious! I had never thought about using my coconut oil for popping! Thanks!

  30. Laura
    Posted 2 Dec ’14 at 10:18 | #

    Good luck on your travels! I leave in three days time to do the same, I’m in Europe though. It’s a little stressful leading up but hopefully it will be worth it on Friday! :)

  31. Posted 2 Dec ’14 at 12:00 | #

    Popcorn is my weakness, I can’t believe I’ve never tried chocolate and sea salt. Thank you for posting this easy to do recipe.

  32. Posted 2 Dec ’14 at 21:58 | #

    Great combo! I hope I get the kids on board – they still prefer milk chocolate (as I did before I grew up and became all sophisticated :-)).
    Have a lovely time in Australia!

  33. Posted 3 Dec ’14 at 00:20 | #

    I LOVE POPCORN! My mother ate popcorn throughout her pregnancy with me, so we joke that I am made out of popcorn, lol.
    I have never tried Sea-Salt dark chocolate popcorn though! I am eager to try it. Thank you!

  34. Cathie
    Posted 3 Dec ’14 at 03:55 | #

    Your recipes have become family favourites
    .We live near Noosa in Queensland,if you happen to come up this way while in Australia we have spare rooms if you would like to stay.
    Have a great holiday -remember to wear plenty of sunscreen and drink lots water on our summer days.

  35. Posted 3 Dec ’14 at 11:45 | #

    Have a very good time out there !

  36. Posted 3 Dec ’14 at 11:52 | #

    I eat cold pressed coconut oil everyday and I’m always looking for new ways to use it. This recipe is fantastic! I like my popcorn a bit greasy as well! Thank you for sharing!

  37. Posted 3 Dec ’14 at 18:16 | #

    Simple is good!
    Although we don’t really eat popcorn, we do watch a ton of movies. Perhaps we’ll try this dark chocolate idea with friends!

  38. Posted 4 Dec ’14 at 06:14 | #

    YUMMY!!! I’ve never had chocolate popcorn before, let alone sea salt popcorn! When I was younger I used to love the sticky caramel ones, so I’m so sure I’ll love these ones!
    You didn’t melt the chocolate beforehand right? Just the heat from the popcorn itself melts it?

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  39. Posted 4 Dec ’14 at 11:54 | #

    Happy travels down under!

  40. Posted 5 Dec ’14 at 03:58 | #

    You guys are the best. You make even the simplest foods more delicious! The popcorn was a hit with the whole house :)

  41. Posted 5 Dec ’14 at 11:54 | #

    Cool,i will definitly try this one. Mabey with some dulce de leche and salt!

  42. Posted 5 Dec ’14 at 13:17 | #

    sounds like a yummy recipe, and also so easy to make. Thanks and safe travels!

  43. Posted 5 Dec ’14 at 23:31 | #

    This looks perfect in every way! I looove chocolate and popcorn together! thanks for the recipe :)

  44. Posted 7 Dec ’14 at 23:36 | #

    Good Luck guys!!! xxx

  45. Posted 9 Dec ’14 at 23:54 | #

    I’ve always thought of trying beets instead of carrots but never parsnips, it is a brilliant idea as they are sweet, sweeter than carrots. This goes into my list of things to try!

  46. Brynn
    Posted 11 Dec ’14 at 20:41 | #

    Looks delicious. Will it keep well?

  47. Posted 13 Dec ’14 at 07:08 | #

    Happy travels. I love the idea of dark chocolate on popcorn. How creative. What a fun idea for the holidays. Thank you so much.

  48. Posted 26 Jan ’15 at 14:23 | #

    guess what im having for movie night tonight! i cant wait! thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  49. Posted 10 Sep ’16 at 19:34 | #

    thank you thank you this is exactly what i need. i love using coconut oil to pop popcorn– i think it would be delicious in this recipe!

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