Celebrate Football Season with Candy Bar Popcorn Bar

This shop #Chocolate4TheWin has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I am not a big football fan but the boys in my family are. I am resolved to the fact that my TV will be tuned to a Football game Monday, Thursday Saturday and Sunday Nights. Instead of fighting it this year, I decided to come up with some fun chocolate recipes using Mars Candy Bars. Who would not love to watch football where it featured Candy Bar Popcorn Bar?


Fall also means being surrounded by bags and bags of candy bars. While at Sam’s Club recently my kids convinced me to buy the 48-count box of SNICKERS® and the 105-count variety bag. Look at the smiles on their faces knowing we soon would be creating some yummy chocolate recipes featuring these Mars Candy Bars. I don’t think we will have any leftovers for Halloween.


I found this fun green mat for a Dollar and knew it would make a great backdrop for our football field. I simply cut string for the yard lines and used M& M’s and the snicker bars to create the bleachers and fans. You can simply use this as a centerpiece for your football draft party or go a step farther and make this super easy Caramel Popcorn for the Candy Bar Popcorn Bar.



How to Set up Candy Bar Popcorn Bar

For the Popcorn Bar, simply cut up all the snack size bars and place in individual bowls on the football field. You can do this before your guests arrive.


Next to make the short cut Caramel Popcorn as the showcase for this recipe. It does not matter what kind of popcorn you use,  homemade or bagged, just be sure to remove all the kernels before making this. I made the mistake making this Chocolate Popcorn.



  • 10 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 5-6  Milkyways, Snickers or 3 Musketeer bars (or mix them up)
  • 4 qt. popped corn
1. Bring marshmallows, brown sugar and butter to a boil. Add the candy bars until melted.
2. Lay out popcorn onto a parchment covered cookie sheet.
3. Pour over popped corn. Cool slightly.
4. Add your favorite Mars Candy Bars to the mix and enjoy

Set the popcorn in the middle of the field and supply bowls or Popcorn containers for each guest to make their own candy bar popcorn.


This is a super sweet popcorn so keep the containers small, they can always go back for more. You can also just make a large batch and let your friends dig from one bowl.



Either way, Football season will be more fun when I try out new chocolate recipes using the Mars Bars.


What is your favorite Football Snack? Do you like to serve chocolate Recipes?


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  1. My husband would love this while he’s watching football. This is so cute.

  2. I like the snack area you created. It looks like enough fun to make people want to check out football.

  3. Oh I will be making this. I love having a great snack during a game.

  4. Oh wow! I can’t believe it’s football season already! I love flavored popcorn. These are all treats for me!

  5. What a fabulous, fun idea! Perfect for football food and entertainment.

  6. Thank you Liz, it was simple but inexpensive and can be customized for your teams too.

  7. I feel like it already has hit, with fantasy football drafts and my family watching expedition games.

  8. Little sweet is an understatement. You might want to share after a few bites:)

  9. Adorable pictures! And the popcorn looks yummy!

  10. I think this needs to be my “moms only” snack. I could see hoarding this away in my bedroom where the kiddos can’t reach it just for those moments I need a little sweet snack.

  11. That’s great! I’ll have to save the caramel popcorn recipe for next year when my son gets his braces off! So fun!

  12. This is such a great idea!

  13. I love the candy bar. What a great idea. I am definitely making that popcorn for our next movie night.

  14. My boys would go crazy over this. I will pass this on to their grandma to make for a weekend with her 🙂

  15. That is a great popcorn bar… I love the addition of candy.. yummy! This would bring me to any football game, ha!

  16. That whole thing is adorable! It would be worth suffering through a football game just to sit and snack on all of that!

  17. Such a great post!! This makes me want football season to get here all the sooner – oh all the fun that can be had throwing football parties! – katy

  18. Yum! I love the idea of adding your favorite candy bars to a fresh bowl of buttery popcorn. It’s the ultimate sweet and salty snack.

  19. Oh my, the caramel popcorn looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe. This is something I would love to try making!

  20. OMG, yum! I am all for tasty snacks like this when I have people over to watch the game!

  21. I’m such a sucker for popcorn! Thanks for sharing this! I’m definitely trying it 🙂

  22. That is my kind of pop-corn!!!!! I am so going to have to make this! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  23. Now this is a way to get me to participate with the football game! This looks like a yummy treat!

  24. These look amazing and delicious. We plan on making them and taking them to family gatherings.

  25. How cool is this idea? I love the idea of adding candy into the popcorn like M&Ms. If you don’t mind I have saved this article for future reference!

  26. This would definitely be a hit in my house. I also love the combination of sweet and salty! Great recipe!

  27. What a fun display for football season! I personally am a huge popcorn fan- just good old butter and salt on it for me though!

  28. What a fun way to display the candy. That popcorn looks amazing!