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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Ingredients:

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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
  • 1/2 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)

Instructions:

  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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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

  2. sorilea

    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 body, too.

    Don’t believe me? :O) Look it up. There are thousands of articles online that show this true fact. Imagine MY happy surprise that coconut oil (and the theatre-popped popcorn made with it) are actually much more healthy than we were falsely led to believe! As a matter of fact, the vegetable oil now commonly used in fast food, etc… is actually cancer-causing and UNhealthy!

    1. shelly

      Oh, I believe you…just know that everything I write is done with a wink…
      and I would have to say that there is not much on my site that I would deem “healthy”…that’s not the goal.
      The goal is sugar filled recipes to indulge in once and a while.
      Have a great day 🙂

  3. 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.

    LOVE THIS!!!!

  4. 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!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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