This Coffee Toffee Popcorn is loaded with candy bits and chocolate covered coffee beans. It's a fun and easy snack mix to munch on while you watch tv.
(photos updated April 2018)
It was a sad day on Sunday. Our Keurig coffee maker decided to die. We still have no idea what happened to it. My husband made his coffee first, and everything was working fine. But when I came out an hour later to brew coffee for a Coconut Nutella Latte, nothing was working.
We tried unplugging it for a few minutes but it still wouldn't turn on. We tried unplugging it for over an hour and still nothing worked. Then we tried cleaning it out, but that was a no go. I tried jiggling the plug hoping for a miracle. We even tried calling Keurig but because it was over a year old, they were no help.
Chocolate covered coffee beans are a coffee lover's dream. As I was munching on a few, I had this brilliant idea to add them to a fun chocolate covered popcorn.
Then I stirred espresso powder into the melted white chocolate, and it was love at first bite. Bring on the caffeinated sugar high!!! I am all about that!
I totally recommend making large batches of this Coffee Toffee Popcorn. The coffee buzz will get you through just about anything!! Even your coffee maker dying.
Tips for making this easy chocolate covered Coffee Toffee Popcorn:
- Pop up your favorite popcorn and make sure you remove any kernels that didn't pop. No one wants to bite into a seed and break a tooth.
- Mix together the popcorn and marshmallows in a big bowl.
- Melt your white chocolate melts and stir in some instant espresso powder. Pour this over the popcorn and stir it until everything is coated.
- Pour the chocolate covered popcorn onto a tray lined with parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle it with toffee bits and half the chocolate covered coffee beans and toss.
- Refrigerate the popcorn for 5 minutes and then remove and break into chunks. Add the rest of the coffee beans and toss again.
Let's talk about espresso powder and the proper ways to use it. Please do not be like my husband and try to make an actual espresso from it. Although, it was pretty funny to watch him take the first sip.
So what is espresso powder and what is it used for?
Espresso powder is a dark concentrated instant coffee. These coffee crystals dissolve in liquid quickly. Instant espresso powder will give you a better and darker flavor than instant coffee. Bakers love to use it in chocolate recipes to give a darker, richer flavor to the chocolate.
If you do not have espresso powder, you can substitute instant coffee. Just add a little bit more, but make sure you test it as you go. Too much instant coffee can have a harsher taste.
You can also stir instant espresso powder into melted white chocolate to give it a delicious coffee flavor. After one bite of this Coffee Toffee Popcorn, I was in love. It's a very good thing I gave it away because I really wanted to eat it all.
More desserts for coffee lovers:
- The caramel and white chocolate drizzles on this Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake will have you going back for another slice in a hurry.
- Creamy vanilla frosting, chocolate drizzles, and a candy crunch make these easy Toffee Mocha Cupcakes a delicious treat.
- Chocolate and coffee mousse in a cookie crust make this Whipped Mocha Tart absolutely divine.
- A creamy coffee frosting and a layer of chocolate makes these decadent homemade Coffee Cream Brownies a great dessert.
Tools used to make this Coffee Toffee Popcorn:
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
Ugh, the same thing happened to my coffee maker about a month ago. It was a disasterous morning! I wish I would have had some of this popcorn to get me through--this looks absolutely amazing. Chocolate covered coffee beans just made my weekend shopping list!
What is up with all the coffee makers dying??? At least the caffeinated popcorn helps out some! Definitely get the coffee beans...best things ever!!!
What a bummer on your keurig. Our first one died a few weeks before 1 year and they sent us a new one! This second one is now going on 2 years and no problems (knock on wood).
This popcorn is sure to make things a little better, yes?
Yum...you are making me hungry! I am sorry to hear about the death of your Keurig! Hopefully you've found another way to make coffee!
Oh YUUUUMMMMMM! This beats any coffee drink anyway! 🙂
Lisa @ Flour Me With Love
I could probably eat this morning, noon and night! I love coffee and toffee, I can't wait to make this 🙂
I actually don't like coffee (nor does my other-half), but looking at the popcorn munch that you made...... and I'm changing my mind!
It looks too good to pass
Oh, definitely try this...it is so different from a cup of coffee!
Cassie/Bake Your Day
Oh no...a dead coffee maker creates a very bad day in my house. Hope you got a new one! And hopefully this awesome popcorn helped a bit! 🙂
OH MY WORD! This looks amazing. I need to get myself a Keurig. It's on my list of things to get. Bummer it broke 🙁
Thanks...it was pretty yummy;-) Getting a new Keurig is now on my list too...big bummer!
Boo to the Keurigs dying on the same day!! They offered us that plan too...I was hoping for a quick and easy fix for ours though!!! My hubby has been making coffee in our french press...it looks a little thick and strong for my taste!!!
Our Keurig died Sunday, too! Exact same thing. I called Keurig and even though it is 18 months old, they sent me a new one under the "extended warranty plan" (whatever that is). I got a new platinum brewer for $80 instead of the usual $160. May be worth calling them again and complaining. Good luck. In the meantime I'm making coffee the old school way but it's not the same 🙁
Did you try 'burping' it? Turn the Keurig upside down and give it a few good whacks. I had to do this to one of ours(both our college girls have them)It worked. I then ran vinegar through it to descale it and it is working fine.....6 hours away. My hubby is having withdrawls and has gone back to using our regular coffee maker.
There really is no greater tragedy then waking to a dead coffee maker! I am truly a morning coffee addict, I think I too would die if I could get my fix...unless I had your popcorn handy! Which gives me the idea, perhaps I should make this to have around all the time, just in case I ever have coffee maker issues! Of course, looking at this popcorn, I know it wouldn't be around long enough for tragedy to strike! Great bowl of popcorn there! Great flavors!
It was quite the tragedy that morning...I was bummed all day! There is just something about the morning cup of coffee. And yes, having this popcorn around all the time is probably a good idea:-)
"Chocolate covered coffee beans are a coffee lover's dream" - yes yes and YES!!! Your poor Keurig... hopefully you can get it replaced ASAP Jocelyn! and I agree with Averie - you've covered some of my favorites in this popcorn today! coffee, chocolate, toffee and popcorn make one killer combo.
Poor poor dead Keurig...RIP! A new one will be ordered very very soon!! I agree...this combo is killer!!!
keri @ shaken together
YUM!!! Pinning this for an emergency coffee situation 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks
2 c. chocolate covered coffee beans and toffee and marshmallows and popcorn - you've got ALL my fave things in here!
Yup, all my favorites going on in here too:-)
Jocelyn, I love those chocolate covered beams but talk about a rush! So sorry to hear about your coffee maker. Hubby has been wanting one of those Keurigs but the way we drink coffee and got through coffee makers, I just hate to go to the expense. Hubby doesn't want the cheap model, he wants the one with all the bells and whistles for twice the price. Can't wait for cooler weather so I can get back to making this like this popcorn. It's just too hot for playing with chocolate right now, did I really say that? Pinning!
Lack of coffee is a serious problem...I hate it when a girl can't get her coffee fix! This popcorn, however, looks like it could cure any the blues any day of the week. Serious deliciousness 🙂
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
My parents had that happen to them. Do you order directly from the Keurig company? Cause you can use points to get a new one at a discount.
The Keurig company offered us another one at a discounted price. Looks like that's what we will be doing.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
You had me at chocolate covered coffee beans. In popcorn? You're such a genius Jocelyn! So sorry about your coffee maker! That's horrible!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Awh, I'm so sorry about your Keurig! If you lived close, I'd be happy to lend you ours! My mom loves instant coffee and is brand-loyal, and my dad actually prefers the rinky dink little machines, so ours is unused! I think it's awesome, but again, I'm still in the super-beginner stages of coffee drinking, so my cup is 99% milk, 1% coffee 🙂 on a happier note, this popcorn looks amazing! And FYI, I have your mocha muffins in my oven right now and it smells INCREDIBLE.