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We’re Nuts for This Peanut Butter Popcorn

What’s sweet, a little sticky, and sure to be in the running as your new favorite popcorn flavor? Peanut butter popcorn! Check out how to make it below.

We’re big peanut butter fans here at Popsmith — whether it’s slathered on sandwiches, baked into cookies, or eaten straight from the jar. But we definitely like it best when it’s paired with popcorn. 

This peanut butter popcorn recipe only takes minutes to make with your Popper, and it’s so irresistibly good. You won’t regret trying it! 

Peanut Butter Popcorn Ingredients 

  • ½ cup kernels
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Salt, to taste
  • Powdered sugar (optional, for extra sweetness)

How to Make Peanut Butter Popcorn

Step 1: Heat

Set your stovetop to medium heat. Allow Popper to preheat for 1-2 minutes.

Step 2: Add Oil

Pour oil into the pot. 

Step 3: Add Kernels

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When the oil begins to sizzle, add 2-3 kernels into the Popper. Toss in the remaining kernels after the first one pops. 

Step 4: Pop

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Cover the Popper with its lid and gently turn the crank clockwise while the kernels pop. Just turn every couple of seconds — the device will do most of the work for you.

Step 5: Remove 

When popping slows, remove the Popper from the stovetop and take off the lid to let steam escape. Add salt to taste.

Step 6: Create the Sauce

Now it’s time to make the peanut butter mixture! Melt butter over low heat, then add the peanut butter and honey. Keep stirring until smooth and well combined.

Step 7: Combine

Pour the peanut butter syrup over your freshly popped popcorn and stir to coat it evenly. Top the peanut butter popcorn with powdered sugar if you want it a little sweeter.

IMPORTANT: Remove any unpopped kernels before adding the syrup.

Step 8: Serve


Pour the popcorn into a bowl, give it time to cool, and then enjoy!  

More Peanut Butter Popcorn Tips   

  • Like our other popcorn recipes, this peanut butter popcorn is completely customizable — add mix-ins like pretzels and nuts or drizzle melted chocolate for an extra decadent treat. You can also swap the honey for maple syrup or corn syrup. 
  • Why stop here when you can make peanut butter popcorn balls? Just wait till the popcorn is cool enough to touch, grease your hands with butter or oil, shape the popcorn into balls, and then wrap them in cellophane to serve as party favors.
  • This popcorn should keep for a few days if you store it in an airtight container at room temperature. We’re sure you and your family will wolf it down before then, though! 

Spreading the Peanut Butter Love

Once you give this recipe a whirl, get ready — it's bound to become a staple in your home! Your family will be hooked on the combination of popcorn and peanut butter. Plus, with the Popper being so fun to use, even the little ones will be eager to lend a hand in the kitchen.

Make sure to check out our blog for more popcorn recipes and snacking inspiration

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