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Peanut Butter Popcorn

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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!

Here are some other delicious gourmet popcorn recipes that you’ll love too! 
An easy & delicious recipe for peanut butter popcorn - a sweet & crunchy treat perfect for entertaining!

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 (aff link) Ziploc baggies for the rest of the week.

How to make peanut butter popcorn that tastes gourmet

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.


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What’s your go-to easy snack for entertaining?

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Peanut Butter Popcorn

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

The flavor of this Peanut Butter Popcorn is a great way to eat popcorn.


  • 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1131Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 541mgCarbohydrates: 179gFiber: 6gSugar: 160gProtein: 19g

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10 Creative Popcorn Recipes Kids Will Love - Country Home Learning Center

Wednesday 24th of May 2023

[…] corn syrup and peanut butter on the stovetop, then pour over a bowl of popcorn. For best results, let the sauce thicken for 20 […]


Saturday 4th of September 2021

This was delicious, it took all of 20 minutes to make. It was quick, easy, and none of my four boys complainedšŸ¤£šŸ˜‚

Kelli Miller

Saturday 11th of September 2021

Awe, I love hearing this!!


Thursday 8th of December 2016

I love flavored popcorn!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Thursday 8th of December 2016

I love flavored popcorn! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Charlotte Burkholder

Tuesday 6th of December 2016

Thanks for sharing at Family Joy Blog linkup. I like homemade caramel popcorn but haven't made this flavor. Have a great week.

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