Peanut Butter Popcorn

My husband and I both love anything that is peanut butter flavored.  One time when we went to a party at my friend’s house, she served peanut butter popcorn.  I decided to try to make it for myself and it was easy to make and it tasted really good.  It didn’t turn out as sweet as my friend’s, it was more of a savory popcorn, but was still really good. I think it would be a little sweeter if kettle corn was used instead of the natural popcorn that I used.  This makes a lot of popcorn, so it is great to serve at parties and I even gave it to people in baggies for gifts around Christmas. 

Peanut Butter Popcorn
(Recipe adapted from Taste of Home)

2 bags microwave popcorn, popped (I used natural popcorn, with no butter or salt but kettle corn can be used as well)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1.  Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. 

2.  Place the popcorn in a large bowl. 

3.  Combine the peanut butter, corn syrup, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil.  Remove from heat, add vanilla, then stir to combine.

4.  Pour the peanut butter mixture over the popcorn, stirring gently to combine.  When all the popcorn is evenly coated, spread evenly on a greased cookie sheet.

5.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. 


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  1. Just stumbled in and spotted this. I know one college girl that would love this in a care package. Is it sticky at all? Or do you think it would keep to ship? Off to look at some other yummy sounding entries here.

    • Robby,
      It is not sticky at all. Since it was baked in the oven for 20-25 minutes, it became more crunchy. I think it would keep to ship, I would just make sure that it is in a sealed container or bag. When I made it, it was still good over a week later and it held up well enough for me to be able to give it in baggies to people as Christmas gifts. Thanks for visiting and enjoy!!

  2. oh yum, and it would be all for me, hubby cannot have nuts! I love when I make things I don’t have to share.

  3. This would last about 3 seconds in my house. Hubs LOVES anything with peanut butter.

  4. Yum! I am going to try this soon. And I might add a little chocolate drizzled over the top. Thanks for sharing!

    • I hope you like it. I think that’s a great idea to drizzle some chocolate on it, I wish I would have thought of it, now I have to make this again!

  5. Yum – can’t wait to try this

  6. Sounds good – I pinned this as one to try.

  7. Thanks so much for linking up this weekend @ CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party..I can’t wait to try this recipe..Have a wonderful week!

  8. I’ve never heard of peanut butter popcorn but what a fantastic idea! I’m going to have to try this!

  9. My favorite snack is popcorn and Reeses, so drizzle a little chocolate on this and I am all over this! Looks yummy!

  10. I made this YEARS ago. I lost the recipe and the friend who gave it to me died so I have been without for almost 15 years.

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting . . . I can see it in my fututre . . like, tonight :0}

  11. This looks so delicious! I love flavored popcorn, and I have made several different kinds, but never peanut butter. I can’t wait to try this! I’d love if you would stop by and link up to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party.

  12. Ohhh so yummy! great recipe :) thanks for sharing!

  13. Thanks for the yummy recipe! My cute sister in law just had a baby and she is obsessed with peanut butter! This will make the perfect gift! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Have a happy week!

  14. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing these on Must Try Monday! I’m pinning them to my PB/Chocolate board!

  15. oh so good looking, must try it out.

  16. Omg…This recipe looks to dye for! I’m having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link… Thanks for sharing!

  17. Mmmm,…crunchy peanut butter popcorn,….sounds awesome. Thanks so much for sharing it at our Link It Up Thursday party.

  18. Thanks so much for linking up to the Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back Sunday when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is “Favorite Things”…details will be posted at noon. 

  19. Thanks so much for linking up to Super Bowl Eats and Treats. This is such a great recipe. Just perfect for the big game!

  20. Your wonderful popcorn recipe is being featured @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party….stop by and pick up a featured button:)

  21. Hi Alyssa,
    Popcorn is one of my favorite treats and I love this recipe,we will really enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  22. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being “featured” today on Today’s Menu Round Up.
    Please come over and grab a “featured” button.
    Thank you for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday!

  23. Thanks for having a great recipe! It’s being featured on Tuesday this week!


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