The Body Coach’s Chocolate Orange Popcorn Bars | Recipes

The Body Coach’s Chocolate Orange Popcorn Bars | Recipes

This is another recipe from The Body Coach, specially his fat loss cookbook. I thought this would have a crunchy consistency, but it was actually quite soft having mixed the popcorn in with the melted chocolate.

Even so, I really enjoyed it so I thought I would share with you guys, too!

The Body Coach's chocolate orange popcorn bars


1/4 tsp coconut oil (however, I ended up using a lot more)
3 tbsp popping corn (I accidentally used more than this also, and ended up with loads of leftover popcorn – not complaining)
150g dark chocolate
75g butter
75g golden syrup
4 tsp orange zest (I used 1 whole orange)
40g white chocolate (I skipped this part)


Melt the coconut oil in a pan, add the popping corn and cover with a lid. Shake the pan frequently until the corn has popped. I tend to judge it by around 3 seconds between pops.

The Body Coach's chocolate orange popcorn bars

Place the dark chocolate, syrup and butter in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir until melted. Once melted, add the orange zest and mix in.

The Body Coach's chocolate orange popcorn bars

Mix the popcorn with the chocolate until coated. Prepare a tray or tin with baking paper and press the popcorn into the tray. Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

The Body Coach's chocolate orange popcorn bars

At this point, you would melt the white chocolate and drizzle it on top but I ended up not doing this part. But now your chocolate orange popcorn bars are ready to eat!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, and let me know if you try it out! I’d love to see your take on it!

~ Beka



  1. June 20, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Oh my gosh, this post made me so hungry. I need to make these for myself!

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:42 am

      I’m so hungry right now, too, and those pictures aren’t helping πŸ˜‚ Let me know if you do!

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:42 am

      They really are quite different to what I was expecting!

  2. June 20, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    These look gorgeous and they’re meant to be kind of healthy? Definitely need to make some of these as a sweet treat when I get back on my diet, thanks for sharing lovely I think this cookbook is the only one of his that I don’t have!

    Jess //

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:44 am

      Yup, sorta healthy, but a bit more of a naughty treat at the same time! I think I’m missing one of his books as well, but I have most of them – I really love his recipes!


        • June 21, 2018 / 4:44 pm

          I haven’t tried his cottage pie, yet – I’ll had to do that! I think my favourite was the chorizo, chicken and mozzarella dish? It was so simple and delicious!

          • June 21, 2018 / 6:14 pm

            Haven’t tried that one yet but chicken and chorizo is one of my fave combinations so I need to try it 😍

          • June 21, 2018 / 8:13 pm

            I want to say it’s in the red book? But it might be the blue one πŸ™ˆ

          • June 21, 2018 / 9:27 pm

            I’m sure I’ve seen the recipe so it might be the red one because I definitely have that!x

  3. Sarah James
    June 20, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Omg these look delicious and I am slightly in love with the body coach so I’m sure they’re divine.

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:45 am

      They really are! A little softer than I was expecting, but definitely worth trying out!

  4. June 20, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    These look so yummy!! πŸ™‚ I’m loving the photos by the way! Very professional xo

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:46 am

      They really are! Thank you, that’s so lovely for you to say πŸ’–

  5. jazziepickles
    June 20, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    These look and sound so tasty !! Doesn’t take long at all so I will be giving this a try next time I need a sweet treat <3 x

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Nope, it doesn’t! It’s really good as something to throw together before/as you’re making dinner, and let it set for afterwards! Let me know if you do end up giving it a try!

  6. June 20, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    This looks so delicious, I’m drooling 🀀 love how you’ve made this so easy to follow

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Haha, I think you’re going to have to make it then to curb those cravings! Thank you ☺️

  7. June 20, 2018 / 9:25 pm

    These look amazing! Might have to try them!!

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:49 am

      Let me know if you do, I’d love to hear what you think of them!

    • June 21, 2018 / 8:50 am

      Thank you, that means a lot πŸ’– let me know if you do, I’d love to hear what you think of them! x

  8. June 20, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    Ok these look amazing! I have been thinking about getting one of The Body Coach’s books for a while. Is it worth buying? πŸ™‚

    • June 21, 2018 / 9:14 am

      Definitely, he has so many amazing, different and healthy recipes, I love them!

  9. June 20, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Love it! Seems very easy but it’s surely delicious! πŸ™‚

    • June 21, 2018 / 9:15 am

      It is, definitely worth trying if you fancy something different!

  10. June 21, 2018 / 1:17 am

    That sounds and looks amazing! It may take a while to source some of the ingredients where we live in Korea but that is going to happen πŸ˜€

    • June 21, 2018 / 9:17 am

      Ah, that’s so cool that you live there! I hope you can find them and it isn’t too expensive – it’s definitely a recipe you guys need to try!

  11. June 21, 2018 / 2:03 am

    I just love the photos of these popcorn bars – so aesthetic! Oh it’s a soft consistency? It looks like it’d be crunchy! I love how simple and easy to make this is – I’m always looking for new healthy-ish snacks to make – especially since it’s the summer, always time to snack on something! I’m going to save this and hopefully try it out soon!

    • June 21, 2018 / 9:19 am

      Thank you, that’s so lovely of you to say πŸ’– yeah, that’s what I thought, too, but I guess because of the warm, melted chocolate, it ended up making the popcorn soft! Awesome – let me know if you do try it out, I’d love to see what you create and know your thoughts on it!

  12. June 21, 2018 / 2:20 am

    Yummmmmm! These look so scrumptious and the recipe doesn’t seem to challenging. Can’t wait to test out the recipe !

    • June 21, 2018 / 9:19 am

      It’s so easy to make! Let me know if you do, I’d love to know what you think of the recipe!

  13. June 21, 2018 / 12:26 pm

    These look amazing! I tried chocolate popcorn for the first time a little while ago and absolutely loved it.

    • June 21, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you! It’s a lot better than I thought it would be, considering I used a salty/sweet mix popcorn πŸ˜‚

  14. June 21, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    My mouth is watering looking at these! They look absolutely incredible! I love anything orange chocolate and they could be so easily made vegan too, I need to make myself these at some point x


    • June 21, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you! Yes, definitely – you should try them out, and let me know what you think of them, too!


  15. June 21, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Your photography is top notch! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you have designed your photographs. You should write a post on how to click and edit them and if you already have, please redirect me πŸ˜€

    • June 24, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Thank you so much, that’s so lovely of you to say! I haven’t wrote one before, but I will definitely take that on board and post one soon! Thank you so much for reading and for your lovely comments ☺️

  16. June 21, 2018 / 8:15 pm

    These look great, feeling hungry now! Oh and the pictures are amazing!

    • June 24, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      Thank you! Definitely a great snack if you’re feeling peckish!

  17. June 21, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Wooooow looks delicious! Need to cook them asap!

    • June 24, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      Thank you! Let me know if you do, they’re definitely worth trying and really simple to make!

    • June 24, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      Yeah, definitely! A bit messy though as the chocolate melts in your fingers, so be sure to bring some tissues or wipes 😜

    • June 24, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      It really is! No problem, thank you for reading ☺️

  18. eviebraithwaite
    June 24, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    Omg anything chocolate orange instantly has my heart – these looks amazing. Def need to give this recipe a go! Your pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing x

    • June 25, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Thank you! That’s so sweet of you to say ☺️ if you do make these, give me a shout and let me know what you think, or send me some pics!! x

  19. June 25, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    Oh my! 😍 These sound so delicious and chocolatey! I love that it looks quite quick and easy to do and they make the perfect guilt-free snacks. Thank for sharing Beka πŸ’– xx

    Bexa |

    • June 26, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Thanks for reading, Bexa, I’m glad you enjoyed my post πŸ’– I love the orange zest in the chocolate, it’s so fresh! xx

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