Perfect Peanut Butter Popcorn


Popcorn with a peanut butter coating and chocolate candies is always a crowd pleaser. I developed this recipe after trying several peanut butter popcorn recipes and finding that they all made my popcorn soggy. Using almond bark helps make sure the peanut butter coating firms up rather than soaking in.

1/2 cup un-popped popcorn
2 ounces vanilla flavored candy coating
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 cup miniature candy-coated chocolate candies
1. Pop the popcorn using an air popper. Bagged popcorn can be used, in which case you'll need to use about two bags. We like to spread the popcorn on a paper towel and place all of the fully popped kernels back in the bowl, but that step is optional. 2. While you are waiting for the popcorn to pop, place the almond bark and the peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between each interval, until it can be stirred smooth. 3. Add the M&Ms to the popped popcorn in a large bowl. The miniature size work best, but the full sized pieces work as well, and that is what's pictured. If using air-popped corn, it doesn't hurt to add a pinch of salt to the popcorn here as well. 4. Pour the peanut butter/almond bark mixture over the popcorn and gently stir until it's all coated. 5. Spread the popcorn out on waxed paper to set up, usually about 15 mins. *Note--Depending on the type of peanut butter you use, you may need to use a little more or a little less almond bark. When using creamy peanut butter, I use a little less peanut butter and a little more almond bark to prevent the popcorn from being soggy.


4% DV

10% DV

7% DV

4% DV

5% DV