SNICKERS® Popcorn Footballs - Laughing and Losing It

SNICKERS® Popcorn Footballs

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It’s that time–BIG GAME SEASON!  Me and hubby are spending lots of time keeping track of which teams will face off on the big day.  Our little almost-two-year-old man is also quite enthralled even at his young age.  “Bonk!” He screams when he sees a good tackle.  To celebrate our love of the game and good food, I’ve created edible, delectable SNICKERS® Popcorn Footballs, we made a few Skittles® footballs too.  And the key ingredient?  Snickers Mini’s and Skittles:

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Maybe pick out your team’s colors from the Skittles bag!

You can find Snickers Mini’s and Skittles at Walmart in the candy aisle.


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Popcorn Football Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 c. Butter
  2. 1 c. Light Corn Syrup
  3. 1 c. Light Brown Sugar
  4. 1/2 t. Salt (less if you will be using salty popcorn)
  5. Snickers Mini’s
  6. Skittles
  7. 10 or more cups popped popcorn of your choice



Unwrap your SNICKERS Mini’s and cut them into fourths.  Set aside for later.




Combine butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt in a pot over medium heat.


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Allow the mixture to melt while stirring constantly using a heat-resistant spatula.


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Allow to boil over medium heat until the mixture reads 235 degrees fahrenheit on a candy thermometer.


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Separate popped corn from any loose kernels.  Lay a large piece of tin foil on your work surface for quick clean up.  Pour the caramelized mixture over 1-2 cup bunches of popcorn, then sprinkle your SNICKERS or Skittles on top.  With buttered hands form a football shape.  See the process below.


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Make it official!

Lastly, take your popcorn footballs and place them in cellophane wrap.  I used cellophane treat bags for ease.  Tie the ends of the bag, and place your team’s color ribbon on each end.  Using a permanent marker, draw your pig-skin stitches to create the final, football touch!

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What football treats can you create using SNICKERS and Skittles?

  • Wendy
    January 12, 2015

    Oh man, Popcorn is my downfall. i LOVE it. Making popcorn balls with snickers? I’m in heaven!

    • Losingit
      January 12, 2015

      Yes, very dangerous!

  • Kelly Hutchinson
    January 12, 2015

    Oh my heck these are super cute for game day! I love that you combined the sweet of the Snickers and the citrus of the Skittles in the recipe.

  • Heather
    January 13, 2015

    That looks so delicious and I love the way you have it wrapped, it goes great in a gift basket.

  • Liz Mays
    January 13, 2015

    What a great idea and so super cute! I need to try this.

  • Rosey
    January 13, 2015

    Those look pretty delicious to me. Whatever they make that nougat out of in the Snickers bars, tastes so good to me!

  • Krista
    January 13, 2015

    That sounds amazing – I bet making them smelled wonderful too!

  • Chelley @ AisForAdelaide
    January 14, 2015

    These are so cute! I think they’d make great party favors for kids parties!

  • Melanie
    January 14, 2015

    Such a fun idea. Very creative! And I agree that they’d make excellent party favors.

  • Debi
    January 17, 2015

    That is such a cute idea. It looks so tasty that I might be using this for the super bowl at my house.

  • Amy Desrosiers
    January 17, 2015

    These are wonderful treats! I a having a football party in two weeks so maybe they will be order.

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