Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Peanut Butter Popcorn

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Peanut butter popcorn takes a snack your family likes, to a snack they’ll love. This recipe is super quick and easy to make.

Good old peanut butter. If you’re a peanut butter fan you know that it makes so many foods much, much yummier. Have you tried Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Cups? Oh wow. That’s a recipe that’ll have people falling in love. Another super popular peanut butter recipe is for these Peanut Butter Muddy Buddy Cookies. Add these to your go-to list of yummy goodies you love to make.

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Popcorn is an easy snack, but it is what it is. Without some kind of flavoring, popcorn is actually pretty boring. It kind of tastes like little fluffs of nothing, to me anyway. Got to have that butter and salt – even though the addition of those things makes it a lot less healthy than plain popcorn.

This recipe isn’t about being healthy, so let’s get rid of that idea right off the bat. It’s about tasting so good that there are no leftovers!

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Pop it!

You need 6 cups of plain popcorn. Remember the days of those air fryer popcorn makers? You put all the kernels in and watched it as it shot plain popcorn into a bowl, and almost certainly all over the counter.

Most of those old popcorn makers wound up in Goodwill over the years.  Don’t fret. You can still make plain popcorn in a matter of minutes.

You can put kernels in a medium brown paper bag and pop it right in the microwave to get quick and easy popcorn. That’s right. Use a lunch size paper bag and dump 1/3 cup of kernels in. You won’t add any flavor or oil at all.

Close the bag by folding it. No need to seal it. Microwave it on hight for about 2 minutes, OR until you hear the popping slow down – just as you do when you’re popping the stuff you buy in the store. Make sure you don’t leave the microwave, though. It’ll burn quickly.

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups popcorn
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

Directions:

  1. Pop your popcorn as desired. Air-popped is best, but butter-free microwave popcorn works.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking oil and set aside.
  3. Place the corn syrup and white sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously, until the white sugar is completely melted and the mixture takes on a caramel appearance, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the Peanut Butter and stir in completely. Continue to cook for one more minute before removing from heat.
  5. Immediately pour the Peanut Butter mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat completely.
  6. Spread the Peanut Butter popcorn over the cookie sheet in a single layer. Let set for 4 hours or overnight until no longer tacky to the touch.
  7. Break up the Peanut Butter popcorn and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Popcorn
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 1883 Calories from Fat 612
% Daily Value*
Fat 68g105%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Sodium 704mg31%
Potassium 1054mg30%
Carbohydrates 308g103%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 243g270%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 129IU3%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Peanut Butter Popcorn

 

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