Easy Rocky Road Popcorn

Easy Rocky Road Popcorn Recipe @BarbaraBakes.com #snacks

This may be the perfect snack. It’s got something for everyone. It’s a fudgy, crunchy, salty, chocolatey, easy-to-make snack.

I made this for New Year’s Eve and it’s addicting. I left it on the counter in the kitchen, but kept finding reasons to get up, go back in the kitchen and have a little bit more.

Hershey’s spread is the star ingredient in this recipe. I’ve teamed up with Hershey’s to help spread the news about their new chocolate spreads. They come in three flavors, chocolate, chocolate almond, and chocolate hazelnut. I used chocolate in this recipe, but any of the flavors would have been a great choice.

How to Make Easy Rocky Road Popcorn @BarbaraBakes.com #snacks

The recipe starts with a bag of microwave popcorn. I always buy the light microwave popcorn with less butter and salt. You could also just pop your own and add a little bit of salt.

After you bring the sugar, corn syrup and butter to a boil in the microwave, you stir in the creamy Hershey’s spread. Then toss the popcorn, marshmallows, and nuts with the chocolate sauce. I had cashews at home that were fantastic in this, but substitute what ever nuts you like.

Easy Rocky Road Popcorn Recipe @BarbaraBakes.com #snacks

This would be a perfect snack for the upcoming bowl games, or really any time you want something salty and crunchy, and something sweet and chocolatey together in one snack.

Easy Rocky Road Popcorn

Easy Rocky Road Popcorn


  • 1 bag (3 ounces) microwave popcorn (I used Smart Pop with less butter and salt)
  • 1/2 cup salted cashew nuts
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cups Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s Chocolate Spread


Pop the bag of popcorn and pour the popped corn out onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Remove any unpopped kernels. Mix in nuts and marshmallows.

In a large microwave-safe bowl, microwave butter, sugar, and corn syrup, stirring every 30 seconds. When mixture comes to a full boil, mix in chocolate spread until well combined. Dollop chocolate mixture evenly over the popcorn. Using a spatula, toss the popcorn to coat it with the chocolate mixture.


Congratulations to Debbie Welchert, the winner of my Hershey’s Spread package giveaway. Hershey’s spreads are available in stores now. For more information about their new spreads, visit Hershey’s Spreads online. You can also follow the hashtag #spreadpossibilites on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for lots of delicious ideas using Hershey’s spreads.

More recipes using Hershey’s spreads you might like:

S’mores Oatmeal Cookies, Food, Family & Finds
Indoor S’mores, The Country Cook
Brie & Chocolate Appetizers, Hershey’s
Individual Dessert Pizzas, Home Cooking Memories

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hershey’s, but all opinions expressed are always my own.

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  1. says

    Wow! Now THIS is popcorn! I have to check out the Hershey’s spreads when I am home next but this is definitely the way to go for popcorn!

  2. says

    Oh my word Barbara, that looks delicious. I make a ton of popcorn in my whirly pop on the stove top so I don’t have much oil and no salt. I can always add it if someone wants it. I can’t wait to try your recipe. We had a blizzard yesterday but as soon as I am able to get to a store, I am going to pick up the spread and nuts. I will let you know how it turns out…

  3. Carol says

    Good golly, what have you done? Fudgy, crunchy, salty, chocolatey-I’m-in-trouble delicious. I love making flavored popcorn…umm…….the Super Bowl is on the horizon. Hopefully our home team makes it in…if they do-this will grace our Super Bowl party table. If not? Bob and I will enjoy a bowl watching the game by ourselves.

    Thank you Barbara-it looks so delicious.

  4. says

    Love the first photo of the popcorn! I recently tried shooting popcorn and realised they are damn hard to! Lol
    mmm…. I remember the chocolate popcorn from WF. This recipe is creating similar cravings in me 😀