Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn

peanut-butter-popcornLast week I spent a couple of days really wanting something sweet to munch and not finding anything to satisfy that craving.  Do you ever have that?  You really want to eat something, but you have no idea what it is?  I finally figured out what I was wanting, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn.  20 minutes later, I was eating it.  I love it when something is fast to make, I have all of the ingredients on hand, and it’s super yummy.  It’s the ultimate trifecta of a recipe.

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What you neged to make this delectable treat: popcorn, peanut butter, sugar, corn syrup and chocolate.  That’s it!  Five ingredients are all that stand between you and this sweet and salty snack.

After you make the peanut butter sauce and mix it onto the popcorn, the popcorn will taste great, but be very sticky.  That’s why you’ll then pour the popcorn onto a baking sheet and put it in the oven for 15 minutes.  When it comes out you’ll be amazed at the difference.

Make sure and break up the popcorn as soon as it comes out of the oven.  If it cools in the pan all of the popcorn will stick together in one big rectangle.  Which will still taste good, but may not be the effect that you’re going for.

I like to use pre-popped popcorn, like Skinny Pop or Popcornopolis, because they have salt already on them. The salt adds a nice contrast to the sweetness of the peanut butter and chocolate.

I like to use the chocolate melting wafers (the ones that are labeled for candy making) because they’re made just for something like this.  They melt in the microwave easily and they harden up nicely after you drizzle the chocolate on the popcorn.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn is perfect for an afternoon snack, a late midnight snack or a fun little gift to share with others.  I took some to the teachers at my kid’s school last week and let’s just say it got rave reviews!

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn
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  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place corn syrup and sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Stir together and microwave for 2-3 minutes (sugar should be completely dissolved and syrup should be boiling). Add peanut butter into the syrup and stir until completely smooth. Pour over popcorn and immediately mix to coat all of the popcorn. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and pour popcorn onto baking sheet and spread out evenly. Place in oven and baking 15 minutes. Cover a counter with wax paper or parchment paper, break popcorn apart while it is still warm. Melt chocolate in the microwave and drizzle over the popcorn. Try and wait until chocolate has hardened to eat. 🙂
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