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Healthy Dark Chocolate Popcorn Balls

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These healthy dark chocolate popcorn balls are a delicious, healthy dessert recipe! If you like popcorn, dark chocolate, and peanut butter - then these little treats are for you.

popcorn balls with chocolate drizzle

What Makes These Healthy Popcorn Balls?

Most popcorn balls are made with corn syrup and are loaded with fat and sugar. Popcorn balls can be made healthier by using the right ingredients.

This recipe uses butter, peanut butter, and honey to mimic the “stickiness” of corn syrup. They’re a little trickier to get to stay together, but I have two easy tips.

If you find the mixture just doesn’t want to stay together, use an extra two tablespoons of honey or wet your hands with cold water before you form the balls.

popcorn balls with chocolate drizzle

This recipe is easy to double or triple if you need a big batch. You can also make the balls smaller - for 12 bite-size balls.

I hope you enjoy this healthy popcorn balls recipe.

Yield: 6 popcorn balls

Healthy Popcorn Balls

popcorn balls with chocolate drizzle

These healthy dark chocolate popcorn balls are an easy, delicious treat! 

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey (more if necessary)
  • 4 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate


  1. Heat the butter, peanut butter, and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat for one to two minutes until all ingredients are combined. Stir regularly. 
  2. Combine the popcorn and butter mixture in a large bowl. Use your hands to make sure the popcorn is fully covered. 
  3. Use your hands to create 6 evenly sized balls. Place on a cookie sheet or parchment paper. 
  4. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave. Drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn balls. 
  5. Refrigerate the popcorn balls for 20 minutes and serve. 


If the popcorn is not sticking together, wet your hands with cold water before pressing together each ball. Also, use up to 2 tablespoons more honey, if necessary.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g


Saturday 30th of July 2022

How much ahead of time can you make these? Thank you


Sunday 31st of July 2022

They're best the day they are made (or the day after). While they'll technically keep for a week, popcorn gets a little soggy after awhile.


Friday 10th of June 2022

My son and I can't wait to make these! They look really good!

Linda A Grup

Saturday 23rd of January 2021

mADE it. great flavor and added extra honey and water to my hands; still couldn't make balls retain shape....who cares; great quick RECIPE

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