Snickers Popcorn


This Snickers Popcorn is our favorite movie night snack!

This past weekend my husband and I went to the movies.

What is so brilliant about this is there was no animation.

Adult actors actually performing, not just lending their voice to a cartoon bird.

A movie where I didn’t have to wear 3D glasses.

A movie where Ryan Gosling gratuitously goes shirtless.

A movie where I didn’t have to worry about Icees spilling or popcorn sharing.

It was nice.

But while distracted by all the Gosling abs I unconsciously consumed about a week’s worth of calories that a bag of movie theater popcorn contains.

I am convinced that the nasty fake butter drizzle that goes on top is the devil’s nectar.

Like the popcorn doesn’t have enough calories and saturated fat by itself I make the solid choice to drizzle more cellulite juice on top.

I blame Gosling.  He and his 6 pack made my mind all screwy.

I left the movie, not with a stronger resolve to do more sit ups…no, of course that’s not what I did.

I made the very rational decision to one up the popcorn situation…I had done my research in good will and felt obligated to help the world, not with my chiseled abs, but with a perfected popcorn.

Choose your battles, folks.


Snickers Popcorn

First you need to pop your corn.  I use an air popper.

Then you need to make your caramel.

Butter + Brown Sugar + Corn syrup = Delicious

Boil it for 5 minutes…no scary candy thermometer involved.  Rejoice!

Then make your popcorn happy…

Transfer it onto some wax paper and sprinkles with your peanuts and make sure all your corn is coated.

Now bake it up for a little over an hour at 200°

Giving it a nice stir every 15 minutes.

While the popcorn is baking get out your Snickers.  I used 30 “Fun Size” Snickers…but honestly you can use however many you want.  The more the merrier.

Give ’em a coarse chopping.

When the popcorn is done add in your Snickers and stir them in evenly.

Pop the popcorn back in the oven for 3 minutes just enough time to melt the Snickers to the popcorn.

Transfer the popcorn back to the wax paper and spread out to cool…and you could stop here.  I wouldn’t be mad.

But if you WANT, you could drizzle some melted chocolate on top.

It makes the popcorn happy…trust me.

Let the chocolate set..if you are able to show restraint…or eat it warm, really it’s fine.

When it’s set serve it up with a side of Gosling.

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Snickers Popcorn
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  • Recipe: Snickers Popcorn
  • 8 quarts air popped corn (about 2 cups of kernels)
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 30 "Fun Size" Snickers bars coarsely chopped
  • 3 oz melted semi sweet chocolate (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 200°
  2. Over medium heat boil butter, brown sugar, salt and corn syrup for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in your baking soda.
  4. Pour over your popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
  5. Transfer to waxed paper lined counter and sprinkle peanuts on top. Stir until all is coated evenly.
  6. Transfer popcorn into a large roasting pan and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and stir in your coarsely chopped Snickers. Return to oven for 3 more minutes so the Snickers begin to melt slightly into the popcorn.
  8. Remove from pan and transfer popcorn back to wax paper to cool.
  9. Drizzle melted chocolate on top of popcorn if desired.
  10. Let set and store in an airtight container.


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BLog is the New Black
August 2, 2011 1:11 pm

OMG, OMG, OMG… seriously?! YOU ARE A GENIUS!

August 19, 2012 12:09 am

This is so delicious. Definitely will make this again.

August 2, 2011 1:14 pm

What a fun snack!

Christy Denney
August 2, 2011 1:15 pm

My husband would go nuts for this! I love the new layout!

August 2, 2011 1:16 pm

This looks and sounds SINFULLY delicious Shelly!!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
August 2, 2011 1:16 pm

Utter brilliance. If I’m gonna sacrifice my caloric intake in the name of popcorn, it should be for something as completely delicious as this will surely be!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
August 2, 2011 1:17 pm

Okay, you already had me at the part where you melt the snickers into the popcorn but then you drizzled it with extra chocolate! You are evil, now I won’t be able to stop thinking about this popcorn.

August 2, 2011 1:20 pm

Popcorn YES
Snickers YES
Brown Sugar concoction YES!
This looks SO GOOD!!! I think I am going to make these into cute little baggies for Halloween! Thanks for the recipe!

bridget {bake at 350}
August 2, 2011 1:21 pm

Shelly, you are baaaaaaaaad!!! 😉

August 2, 2011 1:22 pm

Oh am just drooling here. Looks so simple yet gorgeous…

August 2, 2011 1:23 pm

I’m going to weigh 500# because of this blog… and I think I’m okay with that.

Jamie (@ One Piece of Cake @ at Time)

Wow! Looks sooooo good. Thanks for sharing!

August 2, 2011 1:34 pm

Hello yoga pants. I can feel my jeans getting tighter just reading about this delicious popcorn!

Jess Wakasugi @ Life

Whew, that popcorn looks like it could be deadly! I love snacks like this, so delicious yet easy to make. Great recipe!

August 2, 2011 1:35 pm

You are evil… pure evil!

Cookbook Queen
August 2, 2011 2:03 pm

I want this in the worst way.

This, and Ryan Gosling.

Carsedra - Sweet Tooth Desserts
August 2, 2011 2:51 pm

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I would be in heaven eating these, love snickers!!! I am going to have to make sure I try these!!

August 2, 2011 2:53 pm

Okay, well first I was distracted by the Gosling abs, but then you pulled me in with SNICKERS POPCORN?!

You should bill me, because I’m so going to use this as my next bribery food for the boys.


Lauren at Keep It Sweet
August 2, 2011 3:09 pm

Abs are overrated, this looks amazing!

August 2, 2011 3:57 pm

My day is truly happier now!!

August 2, 2011 3:58 pm

Oh yes . . . HELLO!

August 2, 2011 4:00 pm

My Husband is going to love this recipe!!! Thanks for sharing ;0)

Diane {Created by Diane}
August 2, 2011 4:03 pm

oh yum, salty sweet treats are my favorite!

Barbara | Creative Culinary
August 2, 2011 4:46 pm

Sinful I tell ya and also perfect? My mind though is rushing to Junior Mints…I loved popcorn with them…and no cutting involved! Oh My YUM!

August 2, 2011 5:21 pm

I don’t know what I want more this popcorn or ryan gosling. Yum to both.

August 2, 2011 5:26 pm

The thing is, I feel like at least these are calories well spent. Go big or go home.

August 2, 2011 5:56 pm
That popcorn looks delicious, BUT: (Please read this in a helpful, friendly tone from a smiling, friendly person rather than someone being mean and/or nasty. :O) Because I AM that friendly, happy, smiling person… see: :O) … told ya!) You DO know that studies have shown that eating sugar is FAR worse for you than eating saturated fat, right? So, you actually do yourself a greater disservice by eating the sugar-filled popcorn you made at home than eating the theatre popcorn. The body actually NEEDS fat to survive, and saturated fat (in moderation, of course) is necessary for a healthy… Read more »
Georgia Pellegrini
August 2, 2011 5:56 pm

Oh lordy, this looks soo perfect for movie night!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
August 2, 2011 6:29 pm

I want to make this. But I don’t think I should. I think I’m going to a movie next week and I have a really large purse. Hmmm….

August 2, 2011 8:33 pm

liquid movie theater popcorn butter = the devils nectar. Pretty much the perfect description. Snickers popcorn = perfect sweet/salty/movie/anytime of the day treat!!!!

August 2, 2011 8:40 pm

looks amazing. but HOW is this healthier than movie theatre popcorn ? 😉

August 2, 2011 9:30 pm

hell ya this looks fantastic and if I wanted healthy I would read richard simmons’ blog…if he had one.

August 2, 2011 9:47 pm

Oh! My! Word!!!!
I really think you need to move to Nashville and become my BFF and neighbor!
This looks heavenly.

August 2, 2011 10:12 pm

You are killin’ me women! Caramel on popcorn is my faaaavorite…. and with Snickers?! *dies*

Jen of My Tiny Oven
August 2, 2011 11:10 pm

Calories be damned! This looks amazing! I am stopping at the store for snickers on my way home from work. At least now I know what I am having for dinner!! LOL! THANKS!!

Maris (In Good Taste)
August 2, 2011 11:12 pm

Looks amazing even without the snickers!

August 3, 2011 1:20 am

Oh – you are evil….this is incredible!

angie c
August 3, 2011 1:42 am

I love you 🙂

August 3, 2011 2:13 am

Oh girl, now this is trouble. Addictive popcorn you have here. You had me at caramel.

Kjersti Helberg
August 3, 2011 2:41 am

Wow, I want to make a bunch of this all for myself! I guess i’ll have to share the second batch I make with my hubby 😉

Jersey Girl Cooks
August 3, 2011 3:28 am

This is awesome!

August 3, 2011 3:38 am

They should make some sort of NOBEL Peace Prize for dessert makers. You’ve officially made the world a sweeter place!

August 3, 2011 3:40 am

Oh dear, I’m in BIG trouble, I mean REALLY BIG trouble!!!

Leah Rubin
August 3, 2011 4:10 am

You are one dangerous woman! I make your stuff all the time, which may have something to do with why I can’t lose weight! This recipe may send me into a new pants size, but what a way to go! You are awesome!

August 3, 2011 8:12 am

If I lived at your house I would be so happy!

August 3, 2011 4:04 pm

I think I may be in love …
more chocolate drizzled

I’m making this for lunch 🙂


Alysha @ She
August 3, 2011 5:47 pm

Woah, does this look amazing. Gourmet popcorn is so expensive these days, but what a great recipe to make your own. Any idea on how many servings this would be?

Alysha @ShesOnTheRun

August 3, 2011 5:49 pm

This is a dream right…lol Looks amazing and so creative, two of my favorite foods 😉 Found you via Buns In The Oven, lovely blog, new follower!

Lori A.
Lori A.
August 3, 2011 6:08 pm

Thank you….Thank You…..THANK YOU.

August 4, 2011 12:43 am

That sounds amazing … I just pinned it and I’ll definitely try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

August 4, 2011 2:14 am

Wow, wow, and wow! I am so going to have to make this SOON! Looks amazing!