Buttery Toffee Popcorn and Peanut Snack Mix

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Sweetening up the week with this nostalgic treat Buttery Toffee Popcorn and Peanut Snack Mix…aka homemade Crunch and Munch! Sweet, crunchy, nutty, caramel-y, buttery, and soooo freaking good. Each and every bite has just the right amount of popcorn, peanuts, and toffee. Be sure to finish this sweet snack with a sprinkling of flaked salt for the perfect combination of salty and sweet. Truly the perfect for snack for watching movies, enjoying game day, packing into lunchboxes, or sharing as a holiday gift! So. GOOD.

square pan filed with toffee popcorn and a small white bowl of peanuts with flowers around, a small bowl of popcorn beside, and measuring cup of flakes salt

About The Recipe

If I’m being honest, there is nothing better than a good popcorn mix! It’s just one of those things that literally everyone loves. Especially in our family! We are definitely a family of movie/tv show bingers. So, snacks are an absolute must-have.

Popcorn is something we make on the regular. Though, we’re always trying to change it up. From buttery movie theater style to cheesy and extra messy.

Which, leads us to this toffee popcorn! My mom grew up eating Crunch and Munch. It was one of her favorite things to snack on! The inspiration to make this actually came from us wanting something a little sweet to snack on while we tried to catch up all of our favorite tv shows (Stranger Things, anyone?).

My mom was so excited to make this and share it on the blog! She was testing the recipe one morning before I had even gotten out of bed. Which, worked well, as we got to have toffee popcorn to snack on all day while we troubleshooted.

Thankfully, the recipe itself is REALLY easy to make and requires only five ingredients. Yep, you read that right. Only five super simple ingredients to make the best-ever buttery toffee popcorn!

close up of toffee popcorn

The secret? Using roasted and lightly salted peanuts! It sounds super simple, but it makes a huge difference with this popcorn! It intensifies the peanut flavor, while giving the toffee a little touch of saltiness. Honestly, it’s so hard not to just eat the whole batch in one sitting!

It is SO. GOOD.

Whether you are looking for a delicious nostalgic treat for movie watching or gift giving, this popcorn mix is guaranteed to become your new go-to!

What is Crunch and Munch?

Crunch and Munch is a classic American snack made from plain popcorn, roasted pecans, and toffee. Our version is the exact same, but made at home!

Reasons You Will Love This Toffee Popcorn Peanut Snack Mix

  • Only FIVE ingredients!
  • Sweet, salty, buttery, nutty, caramel-y.
  • So much easier to make than you might think.
  • Makes for a great snack or gift to give.
  • Tastes SO. GOOD.
  • A crowd pleasing treat.
square pan turned at 90 degrees with toffee popcorn inside on marble surface with flaked salt and more popcorn around

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

(Full ingredient amounts and instructions can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

  • Plain Popcorn
  • Roasted and Lightly Salted Peanuts
  • Corn Syrup
  • Salted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
water, popcorn, sugar, peanuts, and butter on marble surface

How To Make Toffee Popcorn Peanut Snack Mix

Step 1: Mix popcorn and peanuts

Combine popcorn and peanuts on lined and greased baking sheet. Set aside.

Step 2: Make the toffee

In a small saucepan, combine corn syrup, butter, and sugar. Heat and stir over medium low heat until sugar is melted. Once melted, stop stirring. Brush down sides of pot with a pastry brush dipped in water. Cook until mixture reaches 300° F.

Step 3: Combine

Pour the toffee over popcorn and peanuts. Use a silicone spatula that has been sprayed with cooking spray to mix together. Once candy starts to cool, separate it into smaller pieces.

Toffee Popcorn FAQ’s & Troubleshooting

Why is my toffee popcorn sticky? If your popcorn mix is sticky/chewy after cooling, the toffee wasn’t cooked to the right temperature. While it’s still very much edible (and delicious!), you won’t get the characteristic crunch that you may be looking for. The best way to avoid this is by doing a test with your candy thermometer to make sure it’s working. Place a pot of water on the stove and let it boil. Your thermometer should read 212° F.

Why is my toffee not completely coating my popcorn? This is due to the toffee cooling too much before mixing. Try and work quickly!

Why do I have black specks in my toffee? Black specks are a sign of burnt toffee. Never scrape the bottom of your pot unless you’re 100% sure that none of the candy is burnt.

Can I add other things to this snack mix? Go ahead! Just be sure that any additions you add are AFTER the popcorn is fully made, cooled, and broken apart. You can add pretzels, chocolate chips, or really anything that will go with toffee!

cropped close up of toffee popcorn with bowl of peanuts on marble surface

How To Store

Once this popcorn is cooled and you’ve broken it apart, you can store it in a zip top bag or airtight container and keep at room temperature for about 4-5 days.

Looking for more recipes like this? Here are a few you may like: Homemade Fig Newtons, Caramel Apples, Butter Roasted Pecans, Candied Pecans, Sweet and Salty Popcorn Snack Mix

toffee popcorn mix in square pan with bowl of peanuts, peanuts and popcorn scattered around, with flakes salt and small white flowers on marble surface

Expert Tips

  • Check and make sure your popcorn is plain air-popped popcorn! No flavors!
  • The peanuts needs to be roasted and salted.
  • Check your thermometers accuracy before making the toffee.
  • Keep an eye on your toffee while it’s cooking! Don’t walk off and leave it, as it can burn very quickly.
  • Weather seriously effects candy making. If it’s raining or very humid, this recipe may not work as well.
  • Once you pour the toffee, be sure to work quickly! The faster you can get the toffee stirred into the popcorn, the better coverage you will have.
  • Wait until the popcorn is mostly cooled before beginning to break them apart. You don’t want to burn yourself!

When you make this Buttery Toffee Popcorn and Peanut Snack Mix, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

square pan filed with toffee popcorn and a small white bowl of peanuts with flowers around, a small bowl of popcorn beside, and measuring cup of flakes salt

Buttery Toffee Popcorn and Peanut Snack Mix

Traci
Sweet, crunchy, and oh so delicious! This Buttery Toffee Popcorn and Peanut Snack Mix is the perfect treat to enjoy anytime of year. Perfect for movie binging or gift giving! SO. GOOD.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 194 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 6 cups plain popcorn
  • ½ cup roasted, lightly salted peanuts
  • ¼ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup salted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spray with cooking spray.
  • Combine popcorn and peanuts on baking sheet. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine corn syrup, butter, and sugar.
  • Heat and stir over medium low heat until sugar is melted.
  • Stop stirring.
  • Brush down sides of pot with a pastry brush dipped in water.
  • Continue cooking without stirring to 300° F.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Pour over popcorn and peanuts.
  • Use a silicone spatula that has been sprayed with cooking spray to mix together.
  • Once candy starts to cool, separate it into smaller pieces.

Notes

  • Check and make sure your popcorn is plain air-popped popcorn! No flavors!
  • The peanuts needs to be roasted and salted.
  • Check your thermometers accuracy before making the toffee.
  • Keep an eye on your toffee while it’s cooking! Don’t walk off and leave it, as it can burn very quickly.
  • Weather seriously effects candy making. If it’s raining or very humid, this recipe may not work as well.
  • Once you pour the toffee, be sure to work quickly! The faster you can get the toffee stirred into the popcorn, the better coverage you will have.
  • Wait until the popcorn is mostly cooled before beginning to break them apart. You don’t want to burn yourself!

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 247IUCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.3mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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