Saturday, April 17, 2010

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Made this the other night. Heavenly. One food temptation that ALWAYS seems to get me is yummy flavored popcorn. This was no exception. I definitely ate my fair share before our company even got there!

My only dilemma - it started off chewy (which was utterly delightful) then it got hard after a little while. Any suggestions on how to keep it chewy? Should I have covered it right away rather than let it sit out during our movie???

Anyways...I saw the recipe HERE at Anissa's Kitchen. She has some fabulous stuff - go check her out!


1/2 cup unpopped popcorn, or 2 bags microwave popcorn
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter
1 teas. Vanilla


1. Pop the popcorn, and place in a large bowl. Remove kernels.

2. Butter sides of a large 1 1/2 qt saucepan. Combine sugar, honey, and corn syrup in pan. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly! Boil hard for 2 minutes, without stirring. Remove from heat.

3. Stir in Peanut Butter and vanilla until melted.

4. Immediately pour over popcorn mixture, stirring to coat well. Cool; break into bite size pieces.

5. Chocolate drizzled over the top of the popcorn is awesome. Melt some chocolate chips in the microwave and spoon over the peanut butter popcorn.



  1. Usually when you cook candy-type stuff, the longer you cook it/boil it, the harder it becomes as it sets. This is how you make different candy textures from soft to hard candy. So just cook it less. From the recipe it sounds like it was meant to be a hard "shell" on the popcorn and that's why it had you boiling it. Anyway, the popcorn sounds delish!

  2. Ditto Mrs. Olsen. I just cook it for less time.