I’m pretty sure I could get away with not even posting pictures with this recipe, because when I said the words peanut butter popcorn on Facebook the other day, people were suddenly scrambling for the recipe.
And I admit, that when my friend Kate mentioned she was making her peanut butter popcorn for her kids, I IMMEDIATELY sent her a message that I needed the recipe. I may have even carried my phone around in my hand waiting for her response.
So yeah, this one’s good. Peanut butter popcorn–do I really need to say anything else to make you want to try this?
The original recipe is not my own. All credit goes to Kate who has now created an epidemic in my home.
However, I’m sharing her recipe with a few notes of my own..some tweaks that I’ve made now that I have a few batches under my belt (a pun that may sadly be true.) All things in moderation, right?
So do yourself a favor. Make this. Now. Today. Tonight for snow-day-movie-night.
PEANUT BUTTER POPCORN
by Kate, commentary by Molly
1/2 cup unpopped corn kernels
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
cinnamon (optional, to taste)
Pop corn and set aside in large bowl. Over medium heat, melt peanut butter and honey until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn and stir to coat. Add cinnamon, if desired.
(#5 being most important)
1. I pop my popcorn on the stovetop in coconut oil. I found that I needed a very generous 1/2 cup of popcorn so that the recipe doesn’t come out too peanut-buttery. Then we move from delicious snack to major belly ache from too much sweetness. So I highly recommend a generous 1/2 cup of unpopped corn.
2. I transfer my popped corn to a large bowl and then use the residual heat in the pot to melt the peanut butter/honey mixture. Saves on dirty dishes, right?
3. The worst part is the mixing. Kate says she sometimes puts it all in a paper bag and shakes the heck out of it. I pop my popcorn in a pretty large/tall soup pot. I found it works best to put the popped corn back into this pot (that already has the melted peanut butter mixture in it) and do all the stirring to coat in this pot.
4. If you happen to not finish it all (doubtful) I put it in a ziploc bag and thought it was still really good the next day.
5. My kids didn’t go for this, but a little sea salt sprinkled on top of your bowl of peanut butter popcorn sends this over the top.
6. You’re welcome.