Frugal Foodie Mama: MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn

Friday, October 4, 2013

MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn

This MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn with it's crunchy popcorn, gooey peanut butter, and bits of Snickers is the perfect sweet treat for game day...
This MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn with it's crunchy popcorn, gooey peanut butter, and bits of Snickers is the perfect sweet treat for game day.
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Looking for a sweet and salty snack for your tailgating or game day get-together this weekend? I have you covered with my MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn!  This easy dessert that requires no utensils (and hey, even a plate or napkin is optional with this one!) comes together in about 30 minutes and is sure to please even the most hardcore football fans.  The new MARS Snickers Bites makes this popcorn treat come together in a snap since there is no unwrapping of candy bars required.  Just dump out the entire bag of unwrapped bites of peanut, nougat, caramel, and milk chocolate onto a cutting board and give them a quick chop!

I am not going to lie to you all.  This stuff is seriously addictive.  Like the day I made this popcorn, it may have ended up constituting most of my lunch because I couldn't keep my hand out of the bowl.  Sweet, salty, chewy, crunchy.... okay, perfect. ;)  Tossing the Snickers Bites in while the peanut butter mixture is still warm is the key.  It melts the chocolate and caramel ever so slightly making it stick in delicious little globs to the popcorn that harden after it has cooled...

This MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn with it's crunchy popcorn, gooey peanut butter, and bits of Snickers is the perfect sweet treat for game day.

MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn


by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (10-11 cups)
  • 10 cups of popped popcorn
  • 1/2 tsp salt (omit if you are using salted microwave popcorn)
  • 8 oz bag of Snickers Bites, chopped (you could also use 8 oz of Snickers Minis, Funsize, or regular bars, chopped)
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup salted & shelled peanuts
Instructions
While your popcorn is popping, chop your bag of Snickers Bites. Set aside.

Toss your popped popcorn with the salt in a large bowl.

In a small saucepan, mix together the corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and mix in the peanut butter and the vanilla. Once the peanut butter is incorporated, immediately pour the mixture over the popcorn in the bowl and stir well to coat the popcorn.

Dump in the chopped Snickers Bites and the cup of peanuts and fold in.

Turn the mixture out onto 2 large baking sheets lined with waxed paper. Allow to cool and set completely, about 15-20 minutes.

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Enjoy!

Recipe is adapted from THIS ONE on the Food Network.
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This MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn with it's crunchy popcorn, gooey peanut butter, and bits of Snickers is the perfect sweet treat for game day.

This is game day dessert perfection right here, folks! :)

This MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn with it's crunchy popcorn, gooey peanut butter, and bits of Snickers is the perfect sweet treat for game day.
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Ready to make your own batch of MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn for this weekend's big game?  

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