Samoa Popcorn (Chocolate, Coconut and Caramel)


Samoa Popcorn

This popcorn is popped in a pot on the stove, along with a small amount of sugar which caramelises and sticks to the popcorn as it puffs! You’ve gotta be diligent with shaking the pan so that the sugar doesn’t burn and you’ll be rewarded with lightly sweetened, crispy crunchy pieces.

The finished popcorn is drizzled with chocolate and quickly sprinkled with coconut, just so that it sticks. The flavour combo reminds me of the girl scout samoa cookies, hence the name!.

Samoa Popcorn (Chocolate, Coconut and Caramel)

5 from 1 vote


  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernals
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut , (plus a little more for sprinkling at the end)
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup semisweet/bittersweet chocolate , , melted (or 1 quantity of Chocolate Drizzle – see below)


Before you start making this – get out a large cookie sheet, prepare all your ingredients and read through the recipe.

  • In a large pot (which has a lid), melt the coconut oil over a high heat, until you can see it start to smoke slightly.
  • Add the popcorn kernals and put the lid on. Shake gently until you hear it juuust start to pop then take it off the heat and remove the lid. Sprinkle the sugar over the kernals as quickly and evenly as possible. Replace the lid and return the pot to a medium-high heat. Shake the pot back and forth continuously until you can hear some MAD popping going on. Remove from the heat for a few seconds, still gently shaking the pan, and return to the heat again (still shaking!) until the popping has slowed down.
  • Immediately remove the lid and pour the popcorn onto the sheet tray. Without waiting, sprinkle the coconut and then the salt over the hot popcorn (DON’T TOUCH IT, ITS COVERED IN CRAZY HOT CARAMEL).
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate (or Chocolate Drizzle) over the popcorn (I put it into a ziplock bag, and cut off the very tip of one corner, to use as a piping bag). Sprinkle over some more coconut now if you want. Let the chocolate set (I just put it in the freezer for about 10 minutes and it was fine) and then eat ASAP because it doesn’t keep well. (You can eat it warm with the chocolate all melty, buuut you WILL get chocolate allll over your hands…and probably face, too)
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it went! Mention @izyhossack or tag #topwithcinnamon!

54 thoughts on “Samoa Popcorn (Chocolate, Coconut and Caramel)”

  1. Good luck with your exams! If you kick even half as much ass over there as you’re doing on this blog, you’ll do just fine.
    btw. I love the randomnes of the gifs. they couldn’t have been better :).

  2. My friend from Vermont introduced me to samoa cookies the other week and I’ve been obsessed ever since. I’m attempting to make my own this weekend. This popcorn looks awesome. I always have a nightmare getting coatings to the right consistency for popcorn but testing it out is so much fun.

    • Haha I know right. And I literally think making popcorn should be a science in itself. I need to take a popcorn making course ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I havn’t tried the pecan butter yet but it’s on my list! I’m totally due for a Whole Foods run though.
    Lovin’ the gifs.

  4. I just have to say that I was lucky enough to eat what was left of this when I got home from a looooong day of work at the library, it cheered me up no end! Another perfect treat for a proud Mom!

  5. The popcorn looks/sounds fantastic Izy! Anything w/ chocolate and caramel is like heaven in my mind. And you don’t have a microwave?? Why? Haha
    My mom has always been a microwave queen… Not because she can’t cook but just bc she loves them. I’m not so obsessed but still get shocked when I learn about people who don’t own one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thankss :)) hahahah I know, we’ve just never really…needed one! There was this one time we lived in a rented house for like 6 months in between moving. It had a microwave.
      I ate popcorn at least 3 times a week. No joke. And hot chocolate just constantly.

  6. It’s a good thing you have two ovens to make up for that lack of a microwave ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. OMG – I love that GH Cretors popcorn, too! My Whole Foods has been out of it for a while. But your popcorn sounds amazing! My last attempt at kettle corn resulted in a majorly scorched mess, so I need to try it again! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It’s way too good. Aww no! Mine hasn’t had the caramel one in a whole so I have to just hoard packets of the cheese one until I can get mah hands on the caramel. Then it just a popcorn free for all.

      Yeah it’s difficult to get the timing right! I’ve burned sooooo many batches of kettle corn!

  8. Wow! YOU HAVE FOUR OVENS?!?!??!
    haha and these look amazing. Were you ever a girl scout? I was, and I hated selling cookies. Although I love eating them.
    GONNA MAKE THIS- and happy easter!
    btw microwaves arent that great- and I heard that using one often is not good for your health ?(with all them heat wave things and stuff)

    • Heheh yep, 4 :)))) best thang evarrrr
      Nah I’m in the UK where the closest you get to Girl Scouts is being a brownie, which I wasn’t, and they don’t even sell cookies or anything ๐Ÿ™
      Haha I think it would be bad for my health to have a microwave because all I would do would be make microwave mig cakes ALL THE TIME!!

  9. I have absolutely no helpful popcorn-making tips to offer. I did, however, just try Garrett’s in Chicago for the first time in this week, and their famous Chicago mix is the cheddar and caramel combo! And here I thought they were being original. Didn’t know it was a “thing”…yep, that was singularly unhelpful. Off to expand my waistline some more with this stuff….nom…

    • AHAHAH well I think they came up with it… It’s normally called Chicago mix so.. :/ but I can seriously eat that stuff ALL DAY SON

  10. This is so creative! I love the idea of having the samoa flavor combo in a healthier way than a cookie ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. No way can I handle this. Samoas are my addiction and now I have to go eat half of my box. (Why are there so FEW in each box? Why?!) And also I need to make this popcorn.

  12. When I want kettle corn type popcorn, I just add sugar/xylitol to my oil before adding the popcorn and it comes out sweet. This works both in the microwave and in a pot on the stove.

    Like you, Izy, I wish there was a healthy way to make the delicious cheddar kind, as it is my definite favorite!!

    • YES!! ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s the method I just discovered! It works so well (once you get the hang of not letting the sugar burn haha)

      It totally is the best, *le sigh

  13. Oh god, THIS. I just realized I never commented on it! Dude, really. I love popcorn, but I LOVE samoa cookies. I can’t even begin to comprehend what would happen if I had the two combined, right in front of my face. I would feast myself to death.

    Also, Alanna of The Bojon Gourmet did a post recently on caramel popcorn, and she actually put the whole tray of popcorn in a 200ยฐ (F) oven for an hour after she tossed it in the caramel to dry it out. I soooo want to try that with my sriracha popcorn, because it def got pretty sogtastic after a little while. If an oven trip is all that needs to happen to avoid mush popcorn, oh man, the possibilities!

    • Hahah man, I haven’t commented on your most recent post either, shall do that ASAP!! Believe me I ate so much popcorn it was actually insane, cos it just expands SO MUCH. I was like “oh yeah? 1/3 cup that’s nothing”. I was wrong. In popcorn terms that’s a million cups of popcorn.

      I’ve made caramel corn once and used that method! It’s pretty good but so scary cos the caramel gets super hot and you have to keep flipping the popcorn :O burnt hands occurred. But YES I’d never thought of using the method to dry out other popcorn toppings!!!! Must try that out ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Yum! I made Orangette’s caramel popcorn, added some curry powder to the caramel before baking, then drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled in coconut for a contest last year. Had a hard time leaving enough for the contest! Yours looks so good, and the gifs make me hungry.

  15. just tried it and it’s sooooo good!!!! we only have salted pop corn here in sweden so I was beyond excited when i found this recepie! thank you sooo much!:D

  16. I put 1/3 cup Red Hot Cinnamon Candies in with the oil and kernels. I can eat the whole batch myself.

  17. Would it not work if i just made caramel popcorn then straightaway mixed coconut into the mixture?

Comments are closed.

- powered by chloรฉdigital