Snickers Popcorn...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Here is a recipe for SNICKERS POPCORN
that I made for last year to give as little gifts to our guests as they were leaving
on Thanksgiving Day.

It was DELICIOUS...


Ingredients:

8 quarts of air popped popcorn (about 2 cups of kernels)
1 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup salted peanuts (I didn't use these, because I forgot to buy them!)
30 "Fun Size" Snickers bars, coarsely chopped
3 oz. semi sweet chocolate, melted (optional)

Pop your popcorn...


Over medium heat, boil butter, brown sugar, salt 
and corn syrup for 5 minutes...

Remove from heat and stir in the baking soda.
I used my LARGE roasting pan.
Pour this mixture over your popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
Add the salted peanuts.
Yes, the Colonel helped...


Bake your popcorn in a 200 degree oven
for 1 hour and 15 minutes
stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and stir in your coarsely chopped Snickers.
Return to the oven for another 5 minutes so the Snickers can
melt into the popcorn.
The candy does not have to completely melt.
But I was sort of doing other things and ours melted completely.
Hey, I was busy preparing for Thanksgiving!
It still was DELICIOUS!

Remove from oven and drizzle with the melted chocolate.


Let cool before packaging in cellophane packages or transferring to an air-tight container...


Now get out your card stock and ribbon and
make a pretty card to label the bags...


All ready to give out...


This is a DELICIOUS way to eat popcorn as a special treat.
Enjoy your day!


17 comments :

  1. Another thing to add to my to-do list--make this recipe. Sounds yummy

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  2. I think my hub will love snickers popcorn! And I already am planning on the Sausage and peppers over the weekend. You rock, Lois! I love that movie- too! The pick of the colonel reminds me a little of Dinero (?) I think...

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  3. I have made of a copy of this puppy! Looks delish and great gift idea. sandie

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  4. Yummilicious! I love snickers anyhow!
    I don't know if any I made would reach the intended people as gifts!!
    Have fun!
    Christine

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  5. Have to make this popcorn, looks amazing, with or without the nuts! and your dinner tonight sounds so good.

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  6. I'll be copying this recipe! Looks soooo good!
    Have a good weekend!

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  7. This looks fantastic!!! I'm pinning this so I can make this! I love that movie too! Maybe I should make some of this and eat it (all by the way) while I watch! =o)

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  8. Oh my goodness glory, this looks like heaven.

    Bite please!!!

    I'm not to proud to beg...heehehehe!!!

    God bless ya and have a marvelous weekend!!! :o)

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  9. This sounds REALLY good...How many people will that feed? Or did you say that already? This could be the perfect little gift for everyone at my hubby's birthday party. I am going to give that some serious thought. If I do I might have to bug you with a question or two as I can be somewhat of a rookie until I have done something at least once. Oh, and I LOVE that movie too. Have a wonderful week-end! HUGS

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  10. The photos tell the story, Lois, just love the looks on those family members of yours. I see a cook book in the making.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  11. What a great idea! I always make our mail man something sweet for his route to go with his DD gift card and I am thinking Snickers popcorn just might be the thing this year!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I used to have an air popcorn popper...maybe I need to get one again! I have made home made caramel corn much the same way. Love what you did with the treat bags for Thanksgiving!!!

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  13. Oh this looks so delicious and I am so excited to make this to go in the Christmas "treat" baskets that I make each year. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

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  14. My husband would love this! I'm pretty sure my kids would too :) I loved your family photos from Thanksgiving too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  15. Now that popcorn looks delicious! I have not seen Christmas with the Kranks. We will have to check it out this year.

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  16. OH NOW YOU ARE TALKING DELICIOUS!! Snickers are hubby's fave. Copying this to make very soon.

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  17. Ever since you posted this recipe I have been eager to try it. I made it today and it is just awesome!! So much so that I just finished doing a post on it. I put a link to your blog so that they would have to go to your post to get the recipe. I hope that is okay.

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