Two Peas and Their Pod

Twix Caramel Popcorn

Every Fall we make caramel popcorn, it is a tradition in our house. Over the weekend we were hanging out at home with the baby and watching football. I thought it was the perfect day to bust out a batch of caramel corn, so I asked Josh if he could watch the baby while I went to work. Of course, he said yes:)  I decided to surprise him by jazzing up our traditional caramel corn recipe. This time I made Twix Caramel Popcorn. (We love Twix candy bars, remember our Twix Caramel Brownies? Oh yeah!) I knew Josh would enjoy this sweet and crunchy snack.

I got out our trusty air popper to pop the popcorn. I love watching the kernels pop enthusiastically into the bowl, yes, I am a nerd:) Next, I made the caramel to drizzle over the popcorn. I baked the caramel popcorn for about an hour, stirring it every 15 minutes. When the popcorn was done baking, I let it cool completely before adding the goodies.

I chopped up Twix candy bars into bite size pieces and mixed them into the caramel popcorn. I also melted chocolate chips and drizzled chocolate over the top of the candy caramel corn. Josh came upstairs and his eyes about popped out of his head. He was delighted to see my Twix Caramel Popcorn creation. I told him the chocolate needed to cool before we ate the popcorn-yeah, that didn’t go over well. He immediately started munching…so I did too:)

If you are looking for a fun way to jazz up your caramel corn, try our Twix Caramel Popcorn. It is a great sweet snack for movie night, game day, and Halloween. I am going to make a big batch during the holidays to give away as gifts. Who wouldn’t want a bag of this decadent popcorn? And the best part-it is super easy to make, but looks oh so gourmet:)

Twix Caramel Popcorn

Yield: Makes a lot!

Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

5 quarts plain air popped popcorn
1 cup butter
2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
20 "fun size" Twix candy bars, chopped
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted-to drizzle over popcorn

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla extract. Pour caramel in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat. Gently stir until all of the popcorn is covered.

3. Place popcorn on two large shallow baking sheets and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for about an hour. Remove popcorn from oven and let cool completely.

4. Break popcorn into pieces and mix in chopped Twix candy bars. Drizzle popcorn with melted chocolate. Let the popcorn sit until chocolate hardens, about 30 minutes. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

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135 Responses to “Twix Caramel Popcorn”

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    Rosa — October 24, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    What a devilishly scrumptious treat!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — October 24, 2011 @ 3:25 am

    Beyond perfect! Pinned it on my Popcorn Board! Yes, I love popcorn that much that I have a board for it. I am so excited to try this. And I loveeee Twix, too!

    • Two Peas replied: — October 24th, 2011 @ 9:24 am

      Thanks for the pin:) I love popcorn too:)

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    Kathryn — October 24, 2011 @ 4:42 am

    Oh yum! This is such a great combination of caramel and biscuit and chocolate and caramel – what more could anyone want?!

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    Erica — October 24, 2011 @ 5:07 am

    I love when you add different candy bars to your recipes. This looks so good! Twix is joshs favorite candy bar!

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    Blog is the New Black — October 24, 2011 @ 5:26 am

    Loving this combo!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — October 24, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    love the idea of this! wish there was a big bowl in front of me.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 24, 2011 @ 6:47 am

    This sounds delightful!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — October 24, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    Oh my, Maria! Twix are like my most favorite candy bar! Thanks for the linky love :)

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    Blond Duck — October 24, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    This would be great for my kids classes!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — October 24, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    i know i’m pretty much alone in this but i don’t love popcorn. my husband on the other hand? ADORES it! I know what i’m making for him this week…and then filling up on the twix part myself :)

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — October 24, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    Is it wrong it if I go hide my Twix Halloween candy now, so I can make this instead? This looks fabulous!

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    Beth — October 24, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    hi. what a great dessert. a must try. yummy. (:

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    jenna — October 24, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    i’m sure my dentist wouldn’t approve but I could eat a whole bowl of this. looks delicious! !

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    food librarian — October 24, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    What an over-the-top treat! Looks great Maria!

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — October 24, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    I love how you found a way to make an awesome recipe even more awesome. I cannot wait to try this one!

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    Jenny Flake — October 24, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Yay!! This looks so fun and yummy Maria!! Love it :)

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    Molly — October 24, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Holy smokes, this looks fabulous! Didn’t you say you’re already pack to pre-prego size?? How can you do that with this sinful treat around? Love it!

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    DessertForTwo — October 24, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    This looks tooooo delicious! Must have 8 handfuls!

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    Lauren — October 24, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    This looks beyond amazing. Holy Moly. Twix is one of our favorite candy bars ever.

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    Lauren — October 24, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    That looks so tasty! We’re taking a big family vacation this weekend and I think this will be the perfect snack. Or I might just keep it all for myself ;)

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    Tori @ eat-tori — October 24, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    This looks dangerously, dangerously good.

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    Becky O. — October 24, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    Maria! I love caramel corn and your version with Twix looks divine. I have so many great memories of my mom making this every fall. And sadly enough, I think I have only tried my hand at it once!

    When all this TWD stuff is over this is going to be one of the first things I make.

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    Paula — October 24, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Wow! Sounds great. I may just have to buy some Twix for my Halloween candy this week and “accidentally” loose the bag so I can make some.

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    Bev Weidner — October 24, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    OH GOSH YES.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 24, 2011 @ 11:57 am

    Oh fun!! And I’m sure totally addictive :)

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — October 24, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Perfect for all the Halloween candy my boys are going to bring home.

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    Cookie Sleuth — October 24, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    What a great snack! I know I couldn’t wait for it to cool, either…

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    Marie — October 24, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

    No you didn’t!!! Looks awesome!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — October 24, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    this looks beyond amazing. i’m sure this tastes even more fantastic than it looked!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 24, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    Oh my, my husband and I would eat the entire batch!

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    Kim in MD — October 24, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Just another excuse to raid my children’s Halloween candy! Ssshhh…don’t tell, but I think the Twix candy may not look “safe” to eat when I inspect their loot this year! :-)

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    sweetsugarbelle — October 24, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    You’re a genius!!!

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    vanillasugarblog — October 24, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    oh this is smart. I love this Maria. Next time let’s add in some melted PB too. You know me and my salt. LOL

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    Natalie — October 24, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    Looks so yummy, I could eat the whole bowl.

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    Katrina — October 24, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    Yum!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — October 24, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    This looks so totally delicious I may make a batch for our trick-or-treaters!

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    Rosie @ Sweetapolita — October 24, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    Wow, Maria! This looks like my idea of popcorn. It’s just so, so…twixy! Love that. Thanks for sharing the recipe! xo

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    Cookin' Canuck — October 24, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    I can see why Josh’s eyes almost popped out. This is the caramel popcorn to be all caramel popcorn!

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    Jordana — October 24, 2011 @ 6:18 pm

    This looks amazing!! Absolutely mouthwatering.

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