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Zebra Popcorn is a fun and easy recipe that you can make at home with only 3 ingredients! It is the best movie night recipe that you can make with the kids and it’s a copycat recipe of that expensive popcorn you find at the mall – but made at home!

popcorn in a white bowl covered in chocolate drizzle.


Why you’ll LOVE this recipe

Zebra Popcorn is caramel corn that is then coated in stripes of regular and white chocolate. That is how is gets its name – because is looks like a zebra! I prepared this recipe a little differently. In my version of it I used store bought sweet & salty popcorn so you don’t have to make caramel corn from scratch!

This recipe can be sweet & salty for a delicious after school snack, or it can be more sweet for an after dinner movie watching treat! It’s so quick and easy to make and is done in no time!

purple popcorn bags next to regular and white chocolate melts.

Ingredients Needed

  • Popcorn: Use whatever popcorn you like best – if you can find a big bag of Kettle Corn (any brand) that’s best – but caramel corn works too.
  • Candy Melts – I don’t recommend using chocolate chips as they’ll melt faster in your hands when eating. Look for candy melts in the baking aisle – Ghirardelli is the best. Traditionally this gourmet popcorn uses two types of melted chocolate: white chocolate and semi-sweet or milk chocolate.

Click to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

How to make Zebra Popcorn

  • Spread popcorn on a large cookie sheet that’s been covered with parchment paper.
  • Melt both candy coating according to package directions in the microwave. Place each in a small sandwich bag. Cut the tip off the white chocolate and drizzle all over the popcorn. Repeat with semi-sweet chocolate.
popcorn on a baking sheet covered in chocolate drizzle.

Expert Tips

  • If you have piping bags, you can use those, but a sandwich bag is a great alternative. All you need to do it cut the tip off of a corner of the bag and drizzle!
  • Use the kinds of chocolate you like – mix and match your favorites.
  • Let the recipe fully chill and harden on the large baking sheet before serving or packaging.
  • You can even make this in small batches by using single serve packages – or package it up for gifts.
  • I love starting this recipe with packaged popcorn because there will be less unpeopled kernels plus it’s so easy!

FAQs

How do you store this recipe?

Store this recipe in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.

popcorn in a white bowl covered in chocolate drizzle.

Zebra Popcorn Recipe

3.94 from 15 votes
Easy DIY Zebra Popcorn has just 3 ingredients and starts with Kettle Corn for an easy treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 20 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 6 ounces already popped popcorn (see note)
  • 5 ounces white chocolate candy melts
  • 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate candy melts
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Instructions

  • Spread Kettle Corn on a large cookie sheet that's been covered with parchment paper.
  • Melt both candy coating according to package directions. Place each in a small sandwich bag.
  • Cut the tip off the white chocolate and drizzle all over the popcorn. Repeat with semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Chill until set, about 20 minutes. Break up pieces and serve. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

  • You can make your own caramel corn for this if you prefer but starting with pre-popped is so much easier. Use your favorite brand and flavor of popcorn – either caramel corn or kettle corn.
  • Be sure to store it in an airtight container.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on May 13, 2024



Dorothy Kern

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