Frugal Foodie Mama: MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn {Game Day Bites}

Friday, October 4, 2013

MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn {Game Day Bites}


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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...

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
  • 8 oz bag of Snickers Bites, 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 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 is game day dessert perfection right here, folks! :)

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Ready to make your own batch of MVPeanut Butter Snickers Popcorn for this weekend's big game?  Or maybe want to try your hand at your own Game Day Bites creation?  You are in luck because I can help you save a little money on your purchase of a bag of Snickers Bites or Milky Way Bites!  Just click the link below to get a coupon!  And if you share the coupon via Twitter or Facebook or email it to just 3 friends, the value of your coupon will automatically double!  Visit the link below to get saving and sharing! :)