Spicy Chocolate Popcorn

Spicy Chocolate Popcorn

Little Red-Haired Girl Chocolate PopcornI am a life-long Peanuts fan and I am so very excited about the new movie! To celebrate, I joined a fun group of bloggers to create Peanuts-inspired recipes and crafts. Each creation is based on a Peanuts character. I picked the Little Red-Haired Girl because I always found her character to be fun and mysterious. Charlie Brown really had the hots for her and could not get her out of his mind. Being a redhead, I appreciated Charlie Brown’s taste in girls.

3e52c96f324b1240275a77f5eb2cc6adI love popcorn and thought it was appropriate to celebrate the movie with a fun popcorn recipe. In honor of the Little Red-Haired Girl I made a snack that is both sweet and spicy. This recipe was a big hit with my kiddos and I hope you will like it as well.

Spicy Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

Spicy Chocolate Popcorn


  • 1 bag microwave popcorn, popped (or about 10 cups of your own popped corn) – lightly buttered/salted is best
  • 1/2 cup Red Hots
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp shortening


  1. Spread the popcorn out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  2. Place the Red Hots and water in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until the candy is just about melted. Remove from heat and drizzle the candy sauce over the popcorn with a spoon.
  3. Place chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon of shortening in microwave-safe bowl. Cook at 50 per cent for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. If necessary, cook for an additional 10 seconds and stir again. Repeat until smooth, but do NOT overcook. Use a spoon to drizzle over popcorn.
  4. Enjoy!

Scroll down for more Peanuts inspired creations.

Spicy Chocolate Popcorn

Peanuts-inspired Creations

The Peanuts Movie SQUARE

Charlie Brown Marshmallow Pops from Bread Booze Bacon

Little Red-Haired Girl Chocolate Popcorn from Celebrating Family

Printable Snoopy Dog House from Liz on Call

Woodstock Banana Pudding Filled Chocolate Cupcakes from Big Bear’s Wife

Lucy Bento Lunch Box from East Valley Mom Guide

“Great Pumpkin” White Hot Chocolate + DIY Linus Blanket Mug Cozy from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Cookies from Around My Family Table

Pipe Cleaner Glasses Craft from Popsiculture

Dust Storm Salted Toffee Muddy Buddies from Lady Behind The Curtain

Mud Pie Brownies from Sugar and Soul

Schroeder’s Piano Key Cookies from Love Bakes Good Cakes

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. debbie givens wagner says

    Write, I love this, so creative. Great Job. ..mmmm can’t wait to make this ands also try the others.

  2. I love the idea of using the redhots to make a spicy (and red!) drizzle – this popcorn would be a hit in my house!


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