10.24.2008

peanut butter popcorn

nearly every time we go to my family cabin in Pinetop someone ends up making peanut butter popcorn. I don’t recall who started this tradition (or who shared this recipe first) but I’m happy they did. just thinking about it makes me think of sitting on one of the soft leather sofas at the cabin in front of a roaring fire. we’re all gabbering about this and that, while the kids do gymnastic tricks on the wood floor. then, thankfully, one of my sisters announces that it’s bedtime for the kids and the whining begins. nevertheless, thirty-ish minutes later, the kids are asleep and we’re all back on the sofas except one person who’s at the stove (for approximately 10 minutes) making peanut butter popcorn. it’s a yummy, gooey, easy treat that’s great for sharing (with adults) while you sit around talking, playing cards, watching movies – whatever. mmmm, finger lickin’ good.
peanut butter popcorn
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup unpopped popcorn kernels

Pop corn in an air popper and place in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup over medium heat. Stir until bubbly and sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the pan from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Evenly pour the mixture over the popcorn and combine well. Let cool for 2 minutes before serving (best eaten with fingers).

14 comments:

M said...

This is exactly what I need for our halloween party! Thanks Mucho!

Jon & Heather said...

you found my weakness= peanut butter. may just have to make this tonight for me and the hubs as we snuggle up on the couch and watch some foreign film that he decided to rent from netflix without my knowledge- ah well, at least the popcorn will be good.

Alice said...

Um, ME... I'm the one who started it. This is my recipe that I got inn college from a roommate. It's funny... I just made this the other day out of the blue.

Melanie Anne said...

This looks good! I cut this recipe (or one very similiar) out the Deseret News a couple of years ago. My boys LOVED it! I need to make it again! Thanks for the reminder!

j & j dish it out said...
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j & j dish it out said...

OMGoodness...I just made your popcorn and I'm devouring the whole bowl. Good thing everybody else is asleep..more for me. Thanks!

rookie cookie said...

Today's Sunday treat. Thanks.

sara said...

Thanks for the great Sunday afternoon treat!

Elizabeth said...

This looks great! My husband loves popcorn and peanut butter so I think I'll surprise him with this soon!

Charlotte said...

Mmmm...looks so good! I love popcorn.

Skye Lee said...

Yum!! I bought some of this at the concert and was hoping to find the recipe!! Yippy! I can't wait to make it myself:)

Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

I couldn't even wait the two minutes before digging in! Great stuff!

j & j dish it out said...

I just made your popcorn again and I featured it on my blog today and gave you props...thanks again!

Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

I used this recipe to make peanut butter/chocolate dipped pretzels. I dipped them in the PB mixture and let them cool for a while (you have to roll them every so often while they're cooling so they don't form a 'puddle' on one side). I then dipped them in chocolate. Heaven!