Loaded Candy Bar Popcorn
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Serves: serves 8
The most indulgent popcorn! Loaded with caramel, marshmallow, chocolate, candy pieces, and sprinkles.
  • 8 cups plain popcorn
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups pretzel twists
  • For the Caramel:
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or kosher salt)
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream (at least 2%!)
  • For the Marshmallow:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • The Rest:
  • 2 ounces good quality dark chocolate
  • ½ cup M & M's
  • ½ cup Salted Caramel Almonds (or any sweet variety you'd like)
  • ½ cup Reese's minis
  • ⅓ cup rainbow sprinkles
  1. In a really big bowl (you'll need room to turn the mixture to evenly coat everything with each addition) toss together the popcorn, Rice Chex, and pretzels.
  2. To make the caramel, pour the water in a small saucepan. Pour the sugar right in the center in a pile (it will come above the surface of the water), and bring it to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and let the caramel cook for about 5 minutes, keeping a close eye on it. It will thicken and then turn that pretty amber color you recognize in caramel. Remove it immediately from the heat and place it in the sink. Stir in the milk or cream until smooth. It will fizz and bubble - just keep stirring.
  3. Drizzle the caramel over the popcorn mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle the popcorn with the salt.
  4. To make the marshmallow mixture, melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Stir in the mini marshmallows and cook over medium heat, stirring almost constantly, until the marshmallows have melted. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and toss to coat.
  5. Mel the chocolate and drizzle it over the popcorn. Toss again. You WILL have big clumps of snack mix stuck together. Don't be afraid to break them apart. And definitely leave some stuck together!
  6. Once the caramel and marshmallows and chocolate have cooled and set up, stir in the M & M's, Salted Caramel Almonds, Reese's minis, and sprinkles.
  7. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at https://www.sugardishme.com/loaded-candy-bar-popcorn/