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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Have you tried this recipe?
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What a devilishly scrumptious treat!
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!
Thanks for the pin:) I love popcorn too:)
Oh yum! This is such a great combination of caramel and biscuit and chocolate and caramel – what more could anyone want?!
I love when you add different candy bars to your recipes. This looks so good! Twix is joshs favorite candy bar!
Loving this combo!
love the idea of this! wish there was a big bowl in front of me.
This sounds delightful!
Oh my, Maria! Twix are like my most favorite candy bar! Thanks for the linky love 🙂
This would be great for my kids classes!
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 🙂
Is it wrong it if I go hide my Twix Halloween candy now, so I can make this instead? This looks fabulous!
hi. what a great dessert. a must try. yummy. (:
i’m sure my dentist wouldn’t approve but I could eat a whole bowl of this. looks delicious! !
What an over-the-top treat! Looks great Maria!
I love how you found a way to make an awesome recipe even more awesome. I cannot wait to try this one!
Yay!! This looks so fun and yummy Maria!! Love it 🙂
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!
This looks tooooo delicious! Must have 8 handfuls!
This looks beyond amazing. Holy Moly. Twix is one of our favorite candy bars ever.
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 😉
This looks dangerously, dangerously good.
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.
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.
OH GOSH YES.
Oh fun!! And I’m sure totally addictive 🙂
Perfect for all the Halloween candy my boys are going to bring home.
What a great snack! I know I couldn’t wait for it to cool, either…
No you didn’t!!! Looks awesome!
this looks beyond amazing. i’m sure this tastes even more fantastic than it looked!
Oh my, my husband and I would eat the entire batch!
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! 🙂
You’re a genius!!!
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
Looks so yummy, I could eat the whole bowl.
This looks so totally delicious I may make a batch for our trick-or-treaters!
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Wow, Maria! This looks like my idea of popcorn. It’s just so, so…twixy! Love that. Thanks for sharing the recipe! xo
I can see why Josh’s eyes almost popped out. This is the caramel popcorn to be all caramel popcorn!
This looks amazing!! Absolutely mouthwatering.
I sooooooo know what i’m doing with the twix that the kids get while trick or treating!!
I would definitely have a hard time putting this down! Looks SO good!
I love caramel popcorn and Twix bars. I wish I had seen this post several hours ago so I could have made it while watching the World Series. Oh well I can make it tomorrow night. I can’t wait, this sounds delicious!!!
I’m trying to be good, but I need to make some of that Twix Caramel Popcorn! It looks so tasty!!
Wow – now that is popcorn! Twix are one of my favorites, and this is such a different way to enjoy them! Great idea!
Not only does this dish look yummy, your presentation is beautiful. Happy Halloween, Peas!
That lucky husband of yours! You have the best ideas. I haven’t had a twix in FOREVER but now I’m craving one!
Wow! This popcorn looks amazing!!!! I think I would eat the whole thing myself. Can’t wait to try!
mmm twix and popcorn! junk food heaven i love it!
Yes please 🙂
It looks soooo much better than normal caramel corn!! Can’t wait to try it.
Wow!! This looks crazy good! I might need to make this to eat while handing out Halloween candy to kiddies next week 😉
My, Oh MY, does this look worth the calorie splurge!
Oh yeah! I know what I will be making on November 1st! Now the question is do I pass out the Twix bars to the trick or treaters, or save them all for this popcorn? 🙂
looks delicious! will be making some of this for sure!!!
I may have a slight Twix fixation and this is like heaven for me!
Would it be really awful if I picked out all the Twix from the Halloween candy stash right now to make this?? This looks so chunky and wonderful!
oh wow you guys! I need a big bowl of this right now!!
MARIA! you are crushing me! this looks so unbelievably good!
Great idea for caramel corn. I need a batch of this! Perfect little gift too.
What a TREAT girl 🙂 Love Twix & popcorn!!
I would eat that by the fist-full. Yummy.
twix and popcorn – I could get used to that!
That looks fabulous! I think that would be a great gift!!!
The mini Twix bars are such a weakness of mine! This looks fantastic!
Ohmaigawsh. I love stuff that involves chopped up candy bars!!!
I saw you tweeting about this yesterday but didn’t have the chance to come check it out…now that I’ve seen it I want to make it ASAP! YUM!
Caramel corn is one of my favourite things but this? This is a new level of awesome.
This would be trouble around me!
I am totally in love with this popcorn! I love twix bars…call me crazy but I prefer them over a snickers anyday…something about that caramel and cookie crunch. Great combo!
That is some amazing looking caramel popcorn!
This is a great snack for Halloween night. I like caramel anything, as long as load up the salt with it. Looks simply muchable.
I LOVE this idea. Delish, as always! 🙂
Holy cow. Add Twix to anything and I’m in.
This is a wonderful idea. Simply wonderful! 🙂
Wow, my two favorite things!! I absolutely love twix and eat popcorn almost daily.
Now that is some caramel popcorn! Looks dangerous. I’m pretty sure once I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop 😉
We made this tonight and it was so delicious!! The chocolate and candy bars made it even more irresistible!! Perfect treat for the World Series! 🙂
It is a great game day snack! Glad you liked the popcorn!
Holy smokes! You’ve outdone yourself with this one. I adore twix! I can’t wait to try this one out soon. 🙂
Great game day snack is right! Go Peas!
WOW sounds really yummy 🙂
Wow best idea ever! Love the combination of popcorn and chocolate… this is ALMOST over the top!
Holy shit this looks good.
I just made this.
Now I have diabetes.
The caramel popcorn recipe for this popcorn is waaayyy different than your 2008 caramel popcorn recipe.
Which do you suggest for “plain” ole caramel popcorn?
– sorry…re-read and they’re not that different afterall…can’t wait to try it with and without the candy bars
This was a big hit on Halloween! Super yummy caramel corn.
Insanely adorable and delicious! Love the flavors in these! My boys would devour them quickly.
Mmmmmm…..yum. This looks totally amazing. I’m just starring at the screen looking at how delicious they look.
this is AWESOME!!! yummy. I can’t wait to try this! Pinned! so healthy!!!!!!!
That Twix Caramel Popcorn is so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely! Thanks for sharing guys!
Wow! It looks delicious. Thank you for Sharing
This has become an all time favourite of family and friends.