Well hello there, long time no see !!! I’ve been away for a while. I took a “blogging” break to update my Blog and Face Book Page. I gave it a complete make-over which I really  hope you like. I also kept away from social media which wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be – I  got to spend more time in the kitchen coming up with new recipes which I can’t wait to share with you all,  yep lots of chocolate, and even some savory ones!

I also spent some time working on my first E-Book. It has my most popular recipes and a few new ones.  I’m really excited about this and can’t wait to share it with you all. I hope to have it ready in the next few weeks. So make sure you check back 😉

This particular recipe was inspired by our family’s trips to the cinema and our Friday Movie night at home. Since my kids were small we’ve always had our Friday night movie. It’s were the kids first fell in love with all things Disney. It became a tradition as they got older. We always have popcorn, chocolate, pizza and even now that there all in there late teens , we’ve kept it up.

Now that the youngest two are on their school summer holidays, we’ve added a weekly trip to the cinema. For the past few months our cinema has been doing five euro cinema tickets every Wednesday.  I’ve seen everything from Marvel’s Winter Soldier to Secret Life of Pets. The best thing about the cinema is the popcorn, a big tub of hot buttery popcorn is one of the best things about going to the cinema. I always try to sneak in some extra goodies, sweets and chocolate  cost a fortune in the cinema.

On our last visit there was just three of us so I managed to sneak in these amazing Chocolate Popcorn Cup Cakes, so who puts popcorn on their cupcakes you might ask? Me! and trust me, you should too!. These are the most delicious perfect cinema treat  – popcorn , chocolate, M&Ms all in one delicious yummy bite.


chocolate popcorn cupcakes


chocolate popcorn cupcakes with M&ms


This is a really simple recipe, very easy to put together.

These cupcakes would be great for a birthday birthday as well as cinema trips. I used my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. I wanted a really rich chocolate taste & it fits the bill perfectly. They only take 20 mins to bake. The topping is an all in the bowl job – popcorn, melted chocolate and M&Ms. You don’t have to stick with M&M’s , use your own favorite like Rolo’s or Buttons. You could also use any of the flavoured popcorn that’s appearing in the shops. I seen a coconut one yesterday, yuk. I’ll be sticking  to salted or butter.

The recipe gives you 10 medium size cupcakes or 8 big ones.


group of chocolate popcorn cupcakes




hocolate popcorn pnterest

chocolate popcorn cupcake


 The marshmallow is nice and sticky works well keeping the popcorn topping on, chocolate spread or peanut-butter would work just as well.  Put them in the fridge for 30 mins to set the chocolate.



Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 8-10


A delicious treat with all the "tastes" of the Cinema.


  • 4tbs Water boiling
  • 40g Cocoa powder
  • 3 Egg(s)
  • 175g Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 165g caster sugar
  • 115g Self-raising white flour
  • 1tsp Baking powder rounded
    Pop Corn Topping
  • 300g of popped salted popcorn or 1 bag of microwave popcorn
  • ½ jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 150g of milk chocolate
  • 100g M&Ms


  • PREHEAT THE OVEN 200°C (400°F)
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cases. Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl, pour in the boiling water and mix into a thick paste. Add the remaining cake ingredients and mix with an electric hand whisk (or beat with a wooden spoon).
  • Divide the mixture equally between the 10 paper cases. Bake for about 15-25 minutes until well risen and springy to the touch. Cool in the cases on a wire rack.
  • Melt the chocolate until very runny. Empty the popcorn into a big bowl, pour the chocolate over the top and mix gently till popcorn is covered.
  • Add the M&Ms into the mixture.
  • Spread a Heaped tbsp. of marshmallow over each cupcake. Using a big spoon heap a good amount of popcorn mix on top. Press together with your hands and leave in the fridge for 30mins to set.
    The marshmallow helps the popcorn stick to the cupcakes. You could also use some chocolate spread!!!



I hope you enjoy the recipe & most of all I hope you like the revamp of my Blog.  I’ve included a new page with Baking Conversions which will come in handy for my overseas followers.  Please do let me know what you you think of the Blog in the comments.  I really would appreciate your opinion and if you have any suggestions to make it better I would love hear them.

If you look above you you will see a new page with great baking tips , this is the first one, so make sure you check out HERE for more


Copy of BAKING TIP 1


Make sure you check out my FACE BOOK BAKING PAGE for  more recipes,

Happy Baking



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  • Lisa | Garlic + Zest July 8, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    How inventive! The kids would go crazy for this!

    • Karyn July 11, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Hi lisa.. My kids love them but that’s no surprise their chocolate and it was my 12 year old son’s idea so all the credit has to go to him lol

  • Molly Kumar July 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    OMG, they look super yum and perfect for a movie night ! Bookmarking to make soon.

    • Karyn July 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Hi Molly.. So glad you like them.. you can never have too much chocolate or popcorn x

  • Lisa July 8, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    10 medium, 8 large, or 1 giant one just for me! 😉 Seriously these look fantastic – I totally see them at a kid’s birthday party!

  • Maura July 8, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Oh I like this but my waist will not !

    • Karyn July 11, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thanks Maura. 😉

      • Karyn July 11, 2016 at 10:40 am

        Absoloutely Lisa.. They are a great hit with my kids and their friends. Thanks for the comment

  • Jacqueline Meldrum July 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    My little boy would love these and he’d love helping to make them too. Bookmarking these.

    • Karyn July 11, 2016 at 10:38 am

      So glad you like them Jacqueline.. My kids love making these .. they were actually my son’s idea.. we are big popcorn lovers in my house

  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy July 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Oh my Lord! Did you just combine my two most favourite things (popcorn and chocolate) and put that on a muffin??? You are my new hero!!!! I am sitting here in disbelief with a gaping mouth!

    • Karyn July 11, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Thanks Tina for the lovely comment..wish i could take the credit.. it was my 12 year old’s idea ..most defo a brilliant one. they are extremely tasty

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