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Salted Toffee Chocolate Popcorn

Salted Toffee Chocolate Popcorn on www.somethingswanky.com #recipes

I have something major to tell you guys! I’ve been keeping it under wraps, because I wanted to make absolutely certain that all of my T’s were crossed and my I’s dotted…

I’m writing a cookbook!!!!!!!!!!

Can you believe that?!? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (you know, the guys who published Desserts in Jars, Hello! Cupcake, The Picky Palate Cookbook, and multiple Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, and Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks) has offered to published my first book (all about POPCORN!) and I officially accepted their offer last week and signed the contract!


Pinch me.

It’s all felt like a bit of a whirlwind experience so far, but now that we have a publisher on board, it’s time to really get to work and write this thing!! I can’t wait to share this experience with all of you. Seriously. You guys are the best readers, and your support has meant the world to me. THANK YOU! And I promise to keep you up to date on everything as I know about it :) .

Salted Toffee Chocolate Popcorn on www.somethingswanky.com #recipes

While we’re on the subject of readership, I’ve been meaning to talk you folks who keep up with Something Swanky in your Google reader. Google Reader is on it’s way out the door pretty soon (July 1, I think? Maybe sooner than that…), and I don’t want to lose a single one of you! So I’ve found another awesome, convenient way for you to keep up with all these crazy desserts: Bloglovin.com.

I personally have been using this site for months to read through blogs and I think it’s fabulous. You’re going to love it! All of my favorite bloggers are already over there, and I love the reading format too. I think you’ll like the switch! So please, please, please follow me over at BlogLovin!! That way we can keep in touch even after Google Reader dies– and I can keep you up to date on super cool stuff like my Popcorn book!

Do you want the link again? Here it is: BlogLovin

I’ll see you there! Right!?

Salted Toffee Chocolate Popcorn on www.somethingswanky.com #recipes

Alright, now that all of that has been covered, let’s get to the recipe! Since I’ve been up to my eyeballs in Popcorn since November and haven’t shared any of the goods with you, I thought it’d be fun to post a popcorn recipe in celebration of the big news!

This stuff is CRAZY. ADDICTIVE. Like… it should come with a warning label. I literally had to staple the bag shut so that I could stop shoveling it in my mouth and send it off to work with my husband. It’s a little ridiculous.

You’re going to love it :).

Salted Toffee Chocolate Popcorn


  • 4 cups popped popcorn (1 microwave bag or 2 Tbsp. kernels)
  • 1 cup melting chocolate (like Hershey's Baking Melts or Candiquik)
  • 1 cup Heath Toffee Bits (not Bit O' Brickle)
  • 1 Tbsp. Coarse Sea Salt


  1. Be sure to remove all unpopped kernels from the popped corn. Place the popped corn in a large bowl.
  2. Microwave the melting chocolate for 1 minute and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour the chocolate over the popped corn, and mix with a rubber spatula until the popped corn is all evenly coated in chocolate. Mix in 1/2 cup Heath Bits.
  4. Spread the popcorn on a large sheet of wax paper, parchment paper, or silicon mat. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining Heath Bits and Sea Salt before the chocolate cools.
  5. Once chocolate has hardened, break up the pieces to serve.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

41 comments on “Salted Toffee Chocolate Popcorn”

  1. First, the recipe looks SO darn delicious! Congrats on your cookbook! We need to stay in touch over the process, it’s kind of mind boggling = though I think Holly is taking good care of us. :)

    • Thank you! And yes, let’s please keep in touch about how things are going with publishing! I’m so excited for you too!!! And honored to be in such good company over at Hollan! :)

  2. Congratulations!!! How exciting!! I love popcorn and when I was a kid I was the weirdo one that would drizzle melted chocolate on my popcorn and now in this foodie world I realize I am not the weirdo! And the toffee bits just take it over the tope! LOVE!

  3. I just think this is the coolest thing ever! I’m so excited to buy your cookbook (especially because it’s all about popcorn — we are totally obsessed with gourmet popcorn around here!)

  4. Congratulations! This popcorn looks yummmmy!

  5. I’m so excited for you I can’t even see straight! You rock girl! And so does this popcorn. :)

  6. CONGRATS!!! That’s great news!

  7. Congrats on the cook book, that is AWESOME!! And this popcorn, holy cow-it does look dangerous!

    • Thanks Kristy :) Our DH trip is just 2 weeks after my manuscript is due, so I have a feeling it will be a welcome and much needed break! I’ll be ready to PARTY with your girls!

  8. Congratulations on your cookbook deal! What an wonderful accomplishment!! Love this popcorn recipe!!

  9. Woo Hoo for Yoo! This is so exciting! I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to see all the fun recipes that you make!

  10. That IS so super major! I’m so excited for you and this awesome opportunity. It’s going to be awesome and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy as soon as it’s out!

  11. Ashton!!!! Super awesomme news!! I’m so excited for you :)

  12. Whoohoo!!! I’m so excited for you girl!

  13. Wowee, congrats!!! You know I love popcorn. I can’t wait for the book!

  14. That is such great news! Congrats!

  15. I’m so excited for you Ashton! Can’t wait to get the book! I love flavored popcorn and this is no exception! Toffee is one of my most favorite candies!

  16. Congrats! That is awesome! These popcorn pics are amazing, btw.

  17. This seriously looks so tasty and seems really simple too! I love it!

  18. well it’s about time publishers got a hold of you! every single one of your posts is incredible just like every single page of your book is gonna be! congrats and i can’t wait to get a copy of it :)

  19. OH cannot wait till your cookbook comes out I will definately be getting it.
    The popecorn looks really yummy Off to check out your blog site.

  20. Such exciting news! Congrats!! I can’t wait to get my hands on your cookbook. I LOVE popcorn! It will be fabulous!!

  21. I’m so happy for you! Congrats!!

  22. Congratulations! That’s so exciting :) This popcorn looks delicious and I’d have a hard time putting it down too!

  23. Yep, this is perfection! And I am so so so so so excited for you and your book, Ashton!

  24. We just had a popcorn dinner last night and it pains me to say that my hubby doesn’t appreciate sweet popcorn. I think it’s fantastic and when I make it, I get it all to myself :)

    Congratulations on the cookbook! I know it will be beautiful and delicious!

  25. Holy Guacamole that looks good!

  26. I need this popcorn!!! Fun popcorns are an obsession with me too! I am so excited for your cookbook and can’t wait to see it!!!!

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