Sweet and Salty Snickers Popcorn

  • Author: Stacey Roberts | Veggie Mama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 mins
  • Yield: 8 cups popcorn 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


I just about melted Instagram with my pictures of Snickers Popcorn. Allow me to facilitate you with the recipe!



  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 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
  • 4 large Snickers Bars, roughly chopped
  • 100g dark chocolate, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 100°C
  2. In a super-large stock pot, heat the oil and throw in a kernel or two of corn.
  3. When the kernels begin popping, add in the 2 cups corn kernels and replace the lid. Cook with the lid on, shaking the pan every 5-10 seconds, until you can hear the popping slow down. Once it gets to about 2-3 pops per minute, the popcorn should be done.
  4. Remove lid and pour the popcorn out into a large tray so it’s almost in one layer
  5. In a saucepan bring the butter, brown sugar, salt, and corn syrup to a boil and boil five minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
  7. Pour this mix over the popcorn and stir to coat it all as best you can.
  8. Sprinkle with the peanuts and put in the oven, baking for an hour and 15 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn’t burn.
  9. Add the Snickers bits and stir so they are evenly distributed and beginning to melt.
  10. In a bowl over a pot of simmering water, melt the dark chocolate. Drizzle over the cooled popcorn and leave to harden.
  11. Store in an airtight container (if it lasts that long!)


Recipe adapted from here.

Keywords: snickers popcorn, caramel peanut popcorn, chocolate popcorn, candied popcorn