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Muddy Buddy Popcorn Recipe

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This Muddy Buddy Popcorn Recipe is the perfect combination of popcorn and puppy chow! One handful of this crazy-good popcorn isn’t going to be enough.

This is the perfect dessert or snack for parties and friends and a great way to put up your feet with a bowl full of this goodness in your lap. Dig in! You’re going to love it!

The powdered sugar and chocolate make your taste buds think that you’re eating puppy chow, but the crunch and texture will remind you that it’s actually popcorn!

Muddy Buddy Popcorn Recipe

It’s so much fun to take a staple snack like popcorn and turn it into something new and delicious. I love adding the sweet factor to popcorn recipes as well.

My boys agree that this simple recipe is one that deserves to be repeated. We have no trouble keeping our popcorn bowls full when this recipe is on the radar.

You can have this as a fun dessert for after-dinner or even a simple dessert option to send with the kids in their school lunch! Have fun with the options!

Can I use microwave popcorn for this recipe?

I prefer to pop popcorn with the air popper for this recipe, so I don’t have any extra flavors, but you can use whatever you would like.

If you do use microwave popcorn, use an option that doesn’t have any type of flavoring. There are some that you can purchase that are plain or lightly salted that would be a delicious addition and option.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Dessert Popcorn Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

I’ve been meal planning for years, and I love it! It’s a fun and simple way to not stress about the meals and get dinner on the table!

Main Dish: Smores Dessert Pizza Recipe

Vegetable Side: Thai Sweet Asparagus Recipe

Starch Side: Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Pumpkin Pie Mocktail Recipe

Best Popcorn Recipes:

Once you make this Chocolate and Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe, you’re going to want to make more! There are so many great flavors for popcorn that everyone can love.

This Christmas Cookie Popcorn Recipe is perfect for the holidays!

I love the crunch of this S’Mores Popcorn Recipe! So much flavor!

Party Popcorn never gets old! You’ll love how simple this recipe is!

Red White and Blue Popcorn is one of the best snacks for the summer months!

Making Homemade Popcorn Balls is one of the best treats for the holidays!

Give this Gourmet Cinnamon Popcorn Recipe a try!

This Apple Pie Popcorn Recipe is one of my favorite apple flavors!

How do I store leftover popcorn?

Popcorn can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature, but it is important to remove any excess moisture to prevent fogginess.

A paper bag or airtight plastic container is an excellent choice for storing popcorn. It is also essential to keep the container or bag in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or heat sources. This will help to preserve the popcorn and keep it fresh for 2-3 days.

More Peanut Butter Recipes:

Muddy Buddy Popcorn Recipe

Muddy Buddy Popcorn Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This Muddy Buddy Popcorn Recipe is fun to eat with family and friends!


  • 8 cups of popped popcorn
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Add the popped popcorn to a large bowl.
  2. Add the powdered sugar to a gallon-sized sealable bag.
  3. Put the peanut butter and chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20-30 second increments, stirring between each one. Do this until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth.
  4. Stir the peanut butter mixture into the popcorn gently. Coat entirely.
  5. Add a few cups of the coated popcorn into the sealed bag and shake.
  6. Pour the coated popcorn into a large bowl and continue the process with the rest.
  7. Serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 299Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 3gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/9/2023

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