Peanut Butter Popcorn is a fun family treat that you can dress up for any holiday or occasion. It’s the perfect treat to share with friends and neighbors.
Peanut Butter Popcorn Ingredients
- Popcorn – you can use microwave popcorn or you can make the popcorn in the air popper or on the stove top. You will need 18 cups of popped popcorn which is 2 bags of microwave popcorn.
- White Chocolate – white chocolate chips or chopped up white chocolate bar will work too.
- Peanut Butter – I use creamy peanut butter.
- Candy pieces – I like to use peanut butter M & M’s or Reese’s pieces but you can also use regular M & M’s or any fun candy you like! Use a fun holiday colored candy to dress up the popcorn and make it look more festive.
How to Make Peanut Butter Popcorn
- Pop your popcorn and be sure to remove all the unpopped kernels. We call them old maids.
- Microwave your popcorn for about 30 seconds to soften it to make sure it coats the popcorn more evenly.
- Melt white chocolate on stove top in a double boiler or in the microwave. White chocolate burns easily so do it in short intervals in the microwave on a lower power.
- Mix together peanut butter and melted white chocolate.
- Place popped corn into a large bowl and pour peanut butter mixture over it. Stir gently to coat popcorn. Add in candy pieces, stir to combine.
- Spread the popcorn mixture onto a baking sheet. Allow it to set up and dry.
- Once the chocolate has hardened you can package the popcorn up into cellophane bags and add a cute little bow and share! Or you can just eat the whole thing yourself!!
The combination of sweet and salty is one of my favorites.
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Peanut Butter Popcorn
- 18 cups popped popcorn approx. 2 bags of microwave popcorn
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup candy pieces such as M & M's, Reeses pieces, etc.
- Pop the popcorn and remove all the unpopped kernals.
- Place popped popcorn in a large bowl.
- Soften the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds
- Melt the white chocolate either in a double broiler or in the microwave (over 2 minutes on 50% power, then stir chips until smooth)
- Combine peanut butter and melted white chocolate. Stir to combine.
- Pour over popcorn and mix to evenly coat popcorn.
- Add in candy pieces, stir to combine.
- Spread popcorn mixture on a baking sheet or a piece of parchment paper on the counter Allow to set up and harden.