Snickers popcorn combines semi-sweet chocolate drizzle, chopped Snickers bars, and salty peanuts. It’s an irresistible combination of sweet and salty!

Looking for an easy Snickers popcorn recipe? I can help with that! Check out this post for all of my tips on making this incredible popcorn at home.

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For this popcorn recipe, we’re combining two movie theater classics — popcorn and candy! Fresh popcorn is drizzled with semi-sweet chocolate and tossed with chopped Snickers bars and salty peanuts.

It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty and is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!

I have seen Candy Pop Snickers Popcorn sold at the grocery store, but I am confident my version is even better!

There’s nothing like eating freshly-popped popcorn kernels from the stovetop. And when you add chocolate drizzle, sweet candy bars, and crunchy peanuts, it gets even better!

This Snickers popcorn would be an amazing sweet treat for movie nights, game night, a party with friends, or a summer BBQ. It’s sure to become one of your new favorite treats!

Snickers popcorn always disappears fast, so be sure to make a batch for a crowd!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Sweet and salty flavors
  • Chewy and crunchy texture
  • Easy to make
  • Simple ingredients
  • Great for parties

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Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make Snickers popcorn at home:

Snickers ingredients on a countertop
  • Chocolate chips: Chocolate chips add sweetness and help the salt stick to the popcorn. I’m using semi-sweet chocolate since the Snickers bars have so much sugar. But any chocolate would work. Feel free to use what you have on hand! 
  • Snickers: You’ll need chopped Snickers bars for this recipe. I find that it’s easiest to buy one or two king-size Snickers bars rather than having to unwrap lots of fun size Snickers. Chopped Snickers are the key to making Snickers popcorn! Make sure to chop the Snickers bars into small, bite-sized pieces so they stick to the popcorn.  You also might like this article on are snickers gluten-free.
  • Popcorn: I prefer using popcorn kernels for this recipe, rather than a bag of microwave popcorn! I’m using Orville Redenbacher Original Popcorn – but any popcorn kernels will work! To pop the kernels, you can use an air popper or a pot over the stove.
  • Peanuts: I love the salty crunch of peanuts with popcorn and chocolate and they really bring out the peanut flavor in the snickers! I like roasted, salted peanuts best for this recipe. Make sure they’re shelled! Check out this article on is peanut butter gluten-free.
  • Salt: Kosher salt is best for this recipe — it has a nice saltiness and texture that plays up the sweet and salty combination.

For more peanut butter treats, try these peanut butter bars, peanut butter oatmeal bars, scotcheroos, and peanut butter balls.

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How to Make Snickers Popcorn

A pot of popped popcorn kernels
  • (Optional) If you have an air popper popcorn maker, use the kernels and pop according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • If you don’t have an air popper, heat a large nonstick pot over medium-high heat. When the pot is warm, pour in the kernels and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. While the kernels warm up, shake the pot occasionally to prevent burning. 
  • When the kernels begin to pop, continue shaking the pot until the popping is about 5 seconds apart, then remove it from heat.
Melted chocolate in a glass bowl
  • Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. (You could also melted over a double-boiler on medium heat.)
Popcorn on a baking tray
  • Pour the popcorn onto a rimmed baking sheet. 
Popcorn drizzled with chocolate on a baking tray
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate evenly over the popcorn and sprinkle with kosher salt.
Popcorn drizzled with chocolate, Snickers bars, and peanuts
  • Then sprinkle over the chopped Snickers bars and peanuts. 
  • Place the popcorn in the fridge to chill until the chocolate has set — about 10 minutes. Break the popcorn into clusters and enjoy!

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Storage Instructions

Store Snickers popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Snickers popcorn in a bowl and a hand picking up a piece of popcorn

FAQs

What were the original ingredients in Snickers?

In the late 1930s, Snickers bars were made with white sugar, milk chocolate, corn syrup, peanuts, condensed milk, coconut oil, malted milk, egg whites, and salt. Today, Snickers are made with similar ingredients, including milk chocolate, peanuts, corn syrup, palm oil, skim milk, lactose, salt, and egg whites.

Is there caramel in Snickers?

Yes, classic Snickers bars are made of roasted peanuts, nougat, caramel, and milk chocolate. Peanut Butter Snickers also contain caramel, along with a layer of creamy peanut butter.

What was the old name for a Snickers bar before it changed?

Snickers have always had the same name in the United States. However, they were originally called Marathon bars in the UK and Ireland. Mars company changed the name to Snickers in the 1990s in order to keep the name consistent across the globe.

Snickers popcorn in a bowl with a Snickers bar and peanuts on the side

Expert Tips & Tricks

  • Make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate when melted in the microwave. It will probably still look lumpy when you remove the bowl from the microwave, but you just need to stir it to make it smooth and silky!
  • You’ll need chopped Snickers bars for this recipe. I find that it’s easiest to buy one or two king-size Snickers bars rather than having to unwrap lots of mini Snickers.
  • I prefer using popcorn kernels for this recipe, rather than a bag of microwave popcorn! To pop the kernels, you can use an air popper or a pot over the stove.

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I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try this Snickers popcorn, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you! 

Snickers popcorn in a bowl with a Snickers bar and peanuts on the side
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Snickers Popcorn (Easy Recipe!)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Snickers popcorn combines semi-sweet chocolate drizzle, chopped Snickers bars, and salty peanuts. It’s an irresistible combination of sweet and salty!

Ingredients

  • cup popcorn kernels about 10 cups popped
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup chopped snickers bars
  • ½ cup roasted salted peanuts

Instructions 

  • (Optional) If you have an air popper, use the kernels and pop according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If you don’t have an air popper, heat a large nonstick pot over medium-high heat. When the pot is warm, pour in the kernels and cover the pot with a tight fitting lid. While the kernels warm, shake the pot occasionally to prevent burning.
  • When the kernels begin to pop, continue shaking the pot until popping is about 5 seconds apart.Then remove it from the heat and pour the popcorn onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Drizzle the chocolate evenly over the popcorn and sprinkle with kosher salt. Then sprinkle over the chopped snickers bars and peanuts.
  • Place the popcorn in the fridge to chill until the chocolate has set– about 10 minutes. Break the popcorn into clusters and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES
  • Make sure you don’t overheat the chocolate when melted in the microwave. It will probably still look lumpy when you remove the bowl from the microwave, but you just need to stir it to make it smooth and silky!
  • You’ll need chopped Snickers bars for this recipe. I find that it’s easiest to buy one or two king-size Snickers bars rather than having to unwrap lots of mini Snickers.
  • I prefer using popcorn kernels for this recipe, rather than a bag of microwave popcorn! To pop the kernels, you can use an air popper or a pot over the stove.

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is one of the most requested snacks for movie nights! This Snickers popcorn is indeed irresistible and incredibly delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    Popcorn and candy, it’s a great combination! It definitely satisfied our sweet tooth and cravings, especially my kids. They all loved it!

  3. 5 stars
    Addicting & so delicious!! Love the combination!! We love snickers & of course popcorn, so it’s the best of both worlds!

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