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.


  • Laura
    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! :)
  • Wow! That looks delicious! I had never thought about using my coconut oil for popping! Thanks!
  • This looks so simple and delicious! I'll have to try this very soon. Have a great trip!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Krista
    So excited that you are coming to Melbourne! Will you be doing any classes/demos or other events that I can come along to?
  • Love! Made a variation of this last night and LOVED the flavors. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful video as always.
  • Anne
    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
  • Ooo, I cannot wait to make this! I love snacks that bridge the gap between sweet and salty. Travel safely, and enjoy Australia!
  • the creativity of your videos is always fun to look forward to.
  • Bee
    Yes yes! My question is the same as Deeps@onesmallpot... Will you be having workshops in Sydney? Email me if so pretty please ☺
  • I love dark chocolate and popcorn. I know I will be madly in love with this combo!!!
  • 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!
  • Sarah
    Will you be visiting NZ? Just saw your cookbook today at beautiful Moore Wilson in Downtown Wellington, NZ.
  • Julia
    Välkomna till Sydney och värmen! Är så glad att era äventyr tar er hit och ser fram emot att följa er resa här!
  • Clémentine
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.

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