Peanut Butter Popcorn - The Gingered Whisk

Monday, August 27, 2012

Peanut Butter Popcorn

This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned to Anne Jisca's Healthy Pursuits! It really only took me about 5 minutes to find the recipe that I wanted to make. Not for lack of recipes, because there are a ton of good ones (and so many bread recipes!). But this recipe spoke to me.

See, when I was younger, I would go over to my best friend Dana's house and her mom would make us some really special popcorn. Peanut Butter popcorn to be exact. A whole roaster pan of it. And through the sleep-over party we would no doubt eat the entire thing. Yes, 2 pre-teen girls + a roaster full of popcorn. It was amazing and delicious and sooo addictive. I don't think I have eaten any of this delicious popcorn since I was in high school, so I immediately knew that I needed to make it! And I was even more excited to see that Anne's recipe was exactly the same the one that Dana's mom used! So invite some friends over, pick out an awesome movie, and indulge in some of this popcorn!!

Peanut Butter Popcorn (Anne Jisca's Healthy Pursuits) (yields enough for 2 to gorge or 4 to snack)

3/4 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 cup corn syrup or honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Pop the popcorn.
Sift through all the popcorn and make sure that you remove any unpopped kernels. 
Put the popcorn in the largest bowl you own (this will help with the mixing)
In a medium saucepan, melt the corn syrup and the sugar together, stirring occasionally, until simmering.
Add the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until combined well.
Remove from heat and pour the sauce over the popcorn.
Mix well until the popcorn is evenly coated.


  1. I have been thinking about making peanut butter popcorn! Great pick.

  2. I love all flavoured popcorns, and peanut butter is an awesome flavour. It's so cool that it's the same recipe after all this time.. I wonder where they both got it from.

  3. This looks like the perfect snack for movie nights in. Yum!

  4. I am a peanut butter addict so probably would have chosen the same recipe given the choice. I love that it brings back childhood memories for you :)

  5. Yes! This is good stuff. Glad the recipe is getting shared & good to see other people share our obsession.

  6. Hmmm :)

    I love how your wrote how much it yields. ;-) lol

    Glad you liked the recipe! Definitely my favourite popcorn recipe ever!

  7. I have never had pb popcorn, but it sounds like a GREAT idea.

  8. I've made this once and it was amazing! Your pictures are great! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. Ooo!! This sounds SO good! Too bad my little one has a peanut allergy... oh how I miss peanut butter. I'm a total popcorn addict so this sounds right up my alley. Oh and I had your blog this month! I loved looking around your site. Everything here looks SO good! You made it very hard to decide ;)

  10. I have never heard nor imagined PB popcorn! What a brilliant idea! Gorgeous job on your PB's super yummy looking!

  11. This sounds great! I've never had peanut butter popcorn...definite must try! Great SRC pick!

  12. This sounds absolutely delicious - yum! Will definitely have to try this soon!

  13. Oh my ... I love peanut butter ... and this sounds like a wonderful use for it! Great SRC pick!

  14. I have a feeling my kids would love this popcorn!

  15. I've made Anne's Peanut Butter Popcorn before too, and it is delicious. Great pictures. :)

  16. I've made Anne's Peanut Butter Popcorn before too, and it's delicious. Great Pictures. :)

  17. Peanut butter and popcorn, WOW. I can't wait to try this recipe, great choice!

  18. OMG. I just made this and the peanut-buttery caramel (I boiled it a bit longer to make harder when set) is so good that I legitimately sustained an injury trying to scrape it off the bottom of the popcorn bowl! Like, blood and a bandaid and everything. Which is to say, THIS IS DELICIOUS.


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