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Sweet and Salty M&M Popcorn

Are you a fan of popcorn?  I can take it or leave it.  It always smells so amazing freshly popped, but after a big handful I’ve usually had my fill.  It’s my husband’s favorite snack (second maybe to chips and salsa) and he likes to have a big bowl of it while we catch up on the DVR after the kiddos go to bed.

I may not be a huge fan of popcorn, but I am a huge fan of chocolate.  Toss in some M&M candies and salty peanuts with a sweet, buttery caramel sauce and you won’t be able to put this popcorn down!

You can use any variety of M&M candies, I’ve obviously chosen the red and green holiday bag for these.  Perfect to wrap up and gift to neighbors, friends, or coworkers!

Sweet and Salty M&M Popcorn

4.19 from 22 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 632kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • 1 bag of popped popcorn about 10 cups
  • 2 cups peanuts
  • 1 cup M&M candies
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat over to 325 degrees.
  • Pop the popcorn and set aside in a large bowl.
  • Combine corn syrup, butter, sugar, and vanilla over medium heat in a small saucepan.
  • Stir frequently until mixture is smooth and completely melted.
  • Mix peanuts with popcorn.
  • Pour the warm sugar mixture over the popcorn and peanuts.
  • Stir until well coated, and turn out onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Arrange popcorn in a single layer and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with half the M&M candies (and sprinkles, optional).
  • Stir once, and top with remaining M&M candies.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and drizzle over popcorn.
  • Allow to chill in the refrigerator or freezer until the chocolate is hard set.
  • Break into pieces and enjoy!


Calories: 632kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 73g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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4.19 from 22 votes (21 ratings without comment)
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Isabella Grace

Thursday 8th of June 2017

I love this!

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