Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe is perfect for movie night, holiday snacking, and more. Make this easy sweet and salty popcorn mix with simple ingredients.

A large bowl of peanut butter popcorn

Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe:

Popcorn is the best fall snacks. We love making it for movie night, the holidays, and even for game day. This Peanut Butter Popcorn mixture is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. It is the best popcorn flavor that you can not resist and it is our favorite.

This snack mixture only requires 5 ingredients and instantly you have a snack everyone will love. The peanut butter is melted with the corn syrup and sugar to cover every kernel of the popped popcorn.

This crowd pleasing, sweet and salty mixture is a staple holiday snack. You will love how crunchy and flavorful the popcorn is that you will be coming back for more. It has a caramel popcorn flavor.

Ingredients needed - popped popcorn, sugar, corny syrup, peanut butter, vanilla

Ingredients: 

  • Popped Popcorn (approximately 3 bags) 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Light Corn Syrup 
  • Peanut Butter
  • Vanilla Extract 
A large bowl of peanut butter popcorn

How to Make Peanut Butter Popcorn: 

  • Add Popcorn to bowl – Place the popcorn in a large mixing bowl and then set aside.  
  • Heat corn syrup and sugar – Heat the light corn syrup and sugar in a small saucepan over medium high heat. 
  • Bring to a boil – Stir the mixture together constantly. This ensures that the sugar does not burn and bring the mixture to a low boil. Allow the mixture to boil for approximately 2 minutes. We recommend over medium heat.  
  • Stir in Peanut Butter and Vanilla – Then remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and the vanilla extract. 
  • Drizzle peanut butter sauce – Once fully combined, drizzle the sticky peanut butter mixture coating the popcorn. Gently toss the popcorn to coat it with the peanut butter coating in a large bowl.
  • Add popcorn to baking sheet – Pour the popcorn on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Allow for the mixture to cool (approximately 10-20 minutes). 
The process of making peanut butter popcorn
  • Serve and Enjoy – Then the popcorn is ready to serve and enjoy!  
A large bowl of peanut butter popcorn

Variations:

  • Add in Nuts – You can easily add in any nuts. Our favorite has been peanuts but almonds would be great as well. For that extra sweet and salty combination use salted nuts.
  • Drizzle with chocolate – We just drizzled melted chocolate over the popcorn and it was absolutely delicious! You could even experiment with all sorts of different chocolate. White chocolate would be amazing and you could even mix the two. All of the different swirls of chocolate would look so pretty as well.
  • Add chocolate chips – Try peanut butter or butterscotch! I think it would be delicious to use several different types of chocolate morsels.
  • Microwave Popcorn – We used microwave popcorn, but you can use any type of pop popcorn.
A large bowl of peanut butter popcorn

Recipe Tips:

  • Corn Syrup – Do not boil the corn syrup mixture for longer than 2 minutes. As it will be hardened and difficult to work with so watch it closely as it cooks.  
  • Combine Ingredients – Make sure everything is combined before covering the popcorn.
  • Line Baking Sheet – Before placing peanut butter popcorn on baking sheet, cover with parchment paper.
A large bowl of peanut butter popcorn

The Perfect Movie Night Snack:

We love to have a movie night at our house. We try to get together as a family and have movie night at least once a week. Having snacks is a must for a weekly movie night.

I set out candy and different flavors of popcorn and snacks. My kids look forward to it every week.

Making memories and family traditions are important to me. Next time you are looking for a good movie night snack, try having this peanut butter popcorn. Your family will love it.

A large bowl of peanut butter popcorn

How to Store Peanut Butter Popcorn:

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. The perfect snack to make a big batch for the week. You can also place in zip lock bags once the popcorn has cooled.

A large bowl of peanut butter popcorn

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Peanut Butter Popcorn

5 from 3 votes
Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe is perfect for movie night, holiday snacking, and more. Make this easy sweet and salty popcorn mix with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cool 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 637
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 9 cups Popped Popcorn approximately 3 bags
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 cup Peanut bUtter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Place the popcorn in a large bowl and then set aside.
  • Heat the light corn syrup and sugar in a large saucepan over medium high heat.  Stir the mixture together constantly so that the sugar does not burn and bring the mixture to a low boil. Then allow the mixture to boil for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Then remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and the vanilla extract.  Once fully combined, drizzle the peanut butter mixture over the popcorn and gently toss the popcorn to coat it with the peanut butter sauce.
  • Then pour the popcorn on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper and allow for it to cool (approximately 10-20 minutes).
  • Then the popcorn is ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 
Do not boil the corn syrup mixture for longer than 2 minutes as it will be hardened and difficult to work with so watch it closely as it cooks. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 637kcal, Carbohydrates 96g, Protein 11g, Fat 27g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Sodium 346mg, Potassium 316mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 82g, Vitamin A 29IU, Calcium 33mg, Iron 1mg

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