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This SNICKERS® Popcorn is the perfect treat to chow down on while watching the Big Game! Caramel coated popcorn topped with peanuts, chopped SNICKERS bars, and then drizzled in chocolate!
Who’s watching the Big Game?
Did I just see you roll your eyes? 😉 I know some of you will have been dreading the Big Game coming back to a screen near you! Can we say football widow?
And then there will be those that jump up and down in their seats shouting through the TV at the players.
And then there’s peeps like me. I don’t mind the whole temporary TV widow. Why? I get some much needed ‘me’ time, and only good things will only come from me time.
This SNICKERS Popcorn is just one of the many examples why me time is so important. 😉
Dude, this SNICKERS popcorn is smothered in caramel, topped with peanuts, chopped SNICKERS bars, and if you think that wasn’t enough, drizzled with dark chocolate.
I don’t have a popcorn maker at the momento, it’s one of the many things on my list of things to buy right now, but never got around to doing so. Because of that (and others in the same boat), I’ve included directions on how to make this popcorn using the saucepan and oil method. But if you do have a popcorn maker, then by all means feel free to skip that step and use your popcorn maker to start with.
Another great thing about this SNICKERS popcorn is the yield. This recipe makes around 2 quarts — a perfect amount for your whole family to enjoy without massively over-indulging
(or having boatloads of leftover popcorn that goes stale). It IS January after all! 😉
So if the suspense of the big game has you reaching for the chow, have some of this SNICKERS popcorn on hand — it’s way too awesome to pass up on!
Popcorn isn’t just for movies!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 43 minutes
Yield: 2 quarts
This SNICKERS Popcorn is the treat to chow down on while watching the Big Game! Caramel coated popcorn topped with peanuts, chopped SNICKERS bars, and then drizzled in chocolate!
- 95g (½ cup) popcorn kernels
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil, optional
- 56g (¼ cup) butter
- 100g (½ cup) light brown sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 40g (2 tbsp) golden syrup or light corn syrup
- ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
- 35g (¼ cup) salted peanuts
- 5 full-size SNICKERS bars
- 80g (3 oz) dark chocolate, chopped
- If you don't have a popcorn maker, add 2 tbsp vegetable oil to a large saucepan and add the popcorn kernels to the cold pan. Swirl/toss to coat ensuring all the popcorn kernels are coated in oil. Add the lid and heat over a medium heat, tossing occasionally until the first popcorn kernel pops.Continue to heat tossing regularly until the popping slows, then turn off the heat and continue to toss until no more kernels pop. Pour the popcorn into a large heatproof bowl or roasting pan.
- If you have a popcorn maker, make according to the manufactures instructions using 95g (½ cup) of popcorn kernels. Pour popcorn into a large heatproof bowl or roasting pan.
- Preheat the oven to 95°C/200°F.
- In a small saucepan, boil the butter, brown sugar, salt and golden syrup (or light corn syrup) for around 3-4 minutes, then remove from the heat and stir in the bicarbonate of soda (baking soda).
- Pour the caramel over the popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
- Transfer the caramel coated popcorn to a parchment lined counter and sprinkle the peanuts on top. Stir to coat evenly.
- Return back to the heatproof bowl or roasting pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and stir in the chopped SNICKERS bars, then return back to the oven for a further 3 minutes to allow the SNICKERS to melt into the popcorn slightly.
- Return back to the parchment paper and allow to cool completely.
- Once cool, melt the chocolate and drizzle the chocolate on top of the popcorn.
- Allow to set and store in an airtight container.
If you don't feel comfortable tempering chocolate, you can substitute the dark chocolate for chocolate chips, candy melts or similar.
Adapted, converted and scaled from Cookies & Cups
I also picked up a share sized pack of Starburst® (which can be found on the confectionary aisle too) since it’s one of my kids’ favourite, and the fact you can also roll them out and use them in place of fondant for small details, but more on that in a later post. 🙂
I loved making and enjoying this SNICKERS popcorn. It was cool to amp up the SNICKERS flavouring with the added nuts and the caramel topping.
I can definitely see more candy bars being used in my next batch of popcorn.
What candy bar or sweets would you like in your popcorn?