I’m always on the look out for easy healthy snack recipes and popcorn is always a great option. It’s cheap, doesn’t take up much room in the cabinet, and can be customized with tons of different flavors and mix-ins. This Peanut Butter Popcorn might not exactly be healthy, but it sure is easy & delicious!
I was blown away by this peanut butter popcorn recipe – it has that perfect sweet crunch that I expect from fancy, expensive popcorn and hits that perfect “just sweet enough” note without being overpowering. I still cannot believe that I made this recipe at home! This would be a great gourmet-style popcorn recipe for a party, or special movie night.
The peanut butter popcorn also keeps really well so you can make a big batch and save snack-sized portions in Ziplock baggies for the rest of the week.
One tip for making this recipe is to pop the popcorn while you’re preparing the peanut butter glaze.
Another is DO NOT stir the corn syrup & sugar until the sugar has melted. It’s not horrible if you do stir it, but the mixture has less of a chance of burning if you wait to stir just when you add the peanut butter to the pan.
This peanut butter popcorn recipe only takes about 5 minutes active preparation time and is ready to eat in about 30 minutes.
- 6 cups popcorn
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In small pan over medium heat, melt the corn syrup & sugar, 2 minutes. You do not need to stir at this stage.
- Add peanut butter and melt completely, stirring into the corn syrup-sugar mixture. Once it is fully incorporated, take the pan off of the heat.
- Stir in vanilla and then pour mixture over popcorn, stirring to coat.
- Spread on a lined baking sheet & allow to dry before enjoying, about 20-30 minutes.
What’s your go-to easy snack for entertaining?