Chocolate Malt Popcorn

Last week I shared my favorite go-to kettle corn recipe. This week I’m sharing a fun variation, a Chocolate Malt Popcorn Recipe. It’s a great back-to-school treat for the kids, and for those who are young at heart!

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Earlier this summer, Ava hosted a bake sale on our front lawn.

She woke up one Saturday morning and decidedly stated that it was a good day for a bake sale. I blinked at her a couple times, then remembered our neighborhood was hosting an annual event and there would be extra foot traffic all day. I walked to the pantry and started pulling out odds and ends… half-empty bags of chocolate chips, chopped nuts, sprinkles.


We found a large bag of popcorn kernels and it dawned on me that popcorn would be fast to make in mass.

We put a couple sheets of cookies in the oven and started popping corn. We made two of our standard favorites, Kettle Corn and Tex Mex Popcorn, yet as I was shuffling through the pantry I noticed I had a container of malted milk powder far in the back.

Light bulb!

Bake Sale

With a little powdered sugar and cocoa powder, we turned that malted milk into chocolate malt powder for dusting the popcorn.

We cooked the popcorn on the stovetop with a little more oil than normal so it was well coated once popped. Then we tossed the hot popcorn with the malted milk powder to create a snack with a sweet chocolatey malty crunch.

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Our Chocolate Malt Popcorn Recipe was a huge hit!

Ava packaged it in sandwich bags and charged a dollar a bag. She made a killing. So much in fact that she paid a few neighbor friends to assist her, and sent them in to instruct me to keep the popcorn coming.

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I forgave the impertinence… they were excited.

Plus, I may work for her someday, so I want to stay on her good side. *wink*

Simple Chocolate Malt Popcorn Recipe on #popcorn #chocolate

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18 comments on “Chocolate Malt Popcorn

  1. Tieghanposted August 22, 2014 at 6:47 am Reply

    This sounds so good. Perfect for back-to-school, snack and selling!

  2. Leah @ Whitefoot Blogposted August 22, 2014 at 7:17 am Reply

    First of all, I love that your daughter’s name is Ava, because that’s my sister’s name :) Second, I LOVE malted milk balls, so this sounds incredible! I will definitely have to try this! :)

  3. Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted August 22, 2014 at 7:29 am Reply

    What an entrepreneur! No wonder it did so well–kettle corn is irresistible, and I love that you did a malt version. So fun!

  4. Mariaposted August 22, 2014 at 7:45 am Reply

    This looks dangerous!

  5. Marla Meridithposted August 22, 2014 at 8:07 am Reply

    Great popcorn flavor & I LOVE that rustic farm table :)

  6. Jessica | Saucy Pearposted August 22, 2014 at 8:36 am Reply

    My dad loves popcorn AND malted anything. This seems like a great way to “pay” him for all those babysitting hours he’ll be racking up soon!

  7. Heather Christoposted August 22, 2014 at 8:45 am Reply

    hilarious- she is like my little Pia- a born entrepreneur! This popcorn looks so delicious. I am a popcorn fiend and I would never have thought of that chocolate malt powder- I love it!

  8. Erikaposted August 22, 2014 at 10:05 am Reply

    Cute! I adore this… malted popcorn.. yes please!!!

  9. Susannah // Feast + Westposted August 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm Reply

    Love this! I used to host lemonade stands and bake sales with my neighborhood friends when I was a kid. A popcorn stand sounds so much like something I would do & this version looks so good. I just love malted chocolate!

  10. A Young Wifeposted August 22, 2014 at 7:24 pm Reply

    This is calling my name! I wish I had popcorn kernels in the house because this would be my evening snack! Yum! Cannot wait to try this!

  11. Gabyposted August 22, 2014 at 7:34 pm Reply

    This is right up my alley. I may have to make this for the weekend!

  12. Cindyposted August 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm Reply

    All these years, and I have never tasted Malt. I can’t wait to try these.

  13. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted August 23, 2014 at 10:34 pm Reply

    I love this malted version! It looks really addicting!

  14. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted August 25, 2014 at 10:54 am Reply

    I could snack on this all day!

  15. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted August 25, 2014 at 4:41 pm Reply

    I love chocolate malt ANYTHING. Fabulous popcorn!

    Rating: 5
  16. PassTheKnifeposted August 26, 2014 at 11:16 am Reply

    What a yummy after school treat! I’d be giddy with anticipation to have this after school!

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