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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

Reese's Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

We spent most of our Sunday watching football and the Golden Globes. I wanted a sweet treat, but was not in the mood to bake. Surprise, huh? :) I was going to make our Twix Caramel Popcorn, but didn’t have any Twix candy bars, so I made a batch of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn instead. So happy I found my stash of Reese’s:) This popcorn is divine-think caramel corn, but with a peanut butter honey coating instead of the caramel. Oh, and it gets better, I also added a drizzle of chocolate and mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to the mix.  I was in sweet treat heaven with this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn!

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I love how easy this popcorn is to make. You don’t have to bake it in the oven, you just combine peanut butter, honey, sugar, and vanilla on the stove and cook it for a few minutes. You pour the hot peanut butter mixture over your popcorn and gently stir until all of the popcorn is coated. I spread the popcorn out on a baking sheet and drizzled it with chocolate. I let the popcorn sit for a whole five minutes, I couldn’t wait any longer for the chocolate to harden, then I added the mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

I filled a bowl with popcorn and munched away while I watched the end of the Golden Globes. Yes, I was indulging while watching all of those skinny actresses. I think some of them needed a bowl of my popcorn:) The popcorn is sweet, gooey, with a slightly salty kick. And just when you think the popcorn can’t get any better, you will get a handful with a Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup-chocolate peanut butter bliss!

This popcorn is perfect for movie night, game day, or any day really. I know I could eat a big bowl every day:) I am going to make a big batch of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn for our Super Bowl party. I know it will be a hit!

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

Yield: About 8 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Peanut butter popcorn with a drizzle of chocolate and Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. This sweet popcorn snack is perfect for movie night or game day.

Ingredients:

8 cups plain popcorn (we use air-popped popcorn)
Fine salt
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
1 1/2 cups Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Directions:

1. Place the popped popcorn in a large bowl and salt to taste. Set aside.

2. Mix the honey and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for about 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and add the peanut butter. Stir vigorously until all the peanut butter is melted, then mix in the vanilla extract.

3. Immediately pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn and gently stir with a long-handled wooden spoon until it's all coated. Spread popcorn on a large baking sheet. Drizzle popcorn with melted chocolate and let sit until chocolate hardens. Stir in the Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Notes:
We used air-popped popcorn, but you can use microwave popcorn or stovetop popcorn. If you can't find Mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, you can chop up regular Peanut Butter Cups.

Adapted from The Kitchn

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146 Responses to “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn”

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — January 18, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    Oh yeah, this looks phenomenal.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — January 18, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    Heaven. For real.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 18, 2012 @ 7:19 am

    okay, that’s it! i’m coming over for some movies & popcorn :)

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    Nicola — January 18, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    I’ll definitely give this a go next time we have a home-cinema night!

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — January 18, 2012 @ 7:36 am

    This would be perfect for a Super Bowl party too.

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    Erica — January 18, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    I would not be able to keep my hands out of this bowl!! Mmmmm love those mini pb cups

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — January 18, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    i’m not a big popcorn fan, but i think if i mixed it with reese’s i would definitely become one!

    WOWZAH!

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    The Hungry Housewife — January 18, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Ohhh lord have Mercy!!!!! This would be quite dangerous to have laying around

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    Missy — January 18, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    I literally gasped when I saw this. My husband asked if I was okay, and I replied, “Two Peas and Their Pod made reeses peanut butter cup popcorn!!!”. Bravo! Looks awesome.

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    Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — January 18, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    This sounds fantastic. So much so that I had to pin it in two places so that I would not forget it! :)

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — January 18, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    Yes yes yes! This looks AMAZING.

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    Oh my goodness! This looks so good!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — January 18, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    I’m usually not a huge popcorn fan (have to seriously be in the mood for it) but this version I’m pretty sure I could eat at any time ;)

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    Blog is the New Black — January 18, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    This would just be an excuse for me to pop Reeses! ;)

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    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — January 18, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    oh my gosh Maria, this looks so amazing. I love popcorn, and I love reese’s peanut butter cups. I seriously can not wait to make this!

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    Cookbook Queen — January 18, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Perfect tv time snack!! Good thing there are several more awards shows in the month ahead!!

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    kelley {mountain mama cooks} — January 18, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    This is so out of control I don’t even know what to say. I wish I’d been at your house on Saturday!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — January 18, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I love no-fuss snacks like this! Looks wonderful–and a must-make!

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    Cara — January 18, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    I would suggest you make a double batch because it sounds THAT good :)

    I mean, you wouldn’t want to miss out on having enough for yourself, right? I distinctly remember making edamame-guacamole for last year’s SB and counting on having leftovers to use on my sandwiches during the week. I was wrong, totally wrong. If that’s what happens with good-for-you green stuff, imagine the damage that your friends will do on this!

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    Heidi @ foodiecrush — January 18, 2012 @ 9:23 am

    Are you sure you’re not pregnant because this has preggers cravings written all over it! Who was your fave best dressed at the Globes?

    • Two Peas replied: — January 18th, 2012 @ 9:33 am

      Yes, I am sure I am not pregnant:) I liked Reese Witherspoon’s look!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — January 18, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Oh my God, I’ve died and gone to heaven! This has me written all over it! Can’t wait to make it!

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    Christina @ This Woman Cooks! — January 18, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    I can’t think of a better thing to munch on while sitting on the couch and watching a movie! This is perfection in a bowl.

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    Georgie — January 18, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    I love how you improvised with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I’m a sucker for Harry & Davids Moose Munch – this reminds me of it. Interesting how you made a Reese’s snack for the Globes, maybe Reese Witherspoon was your inspiration ;)

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    jenna — January 18, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    oh my word!! how dreamy!

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    Amanda — January 18, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    Wow! That looks delicious! And it looks easy which means even I should be able to make it well. :)

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    CheekyChic — January 18, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    I don’t know how you can keep ingredients like Reese’s Peanut Butter cups in the house for a last minute dessert like this. I have absolutely no will power and would have eaten those peanut butter cups until they were gone the first day back from the store.

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    Joy — January 18, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    a perfect snack anytime, especially when you just need a little sugar.

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    Marci — January 18, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    I asked for a popcorn popper for christmas because I wanted to make your twix popcorn… Now I want this too! Maybe tonight…

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    Annalise — January 18, 2012 @ 11:00 am

    Holy yummm!

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    Lauren — January 18, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    Ya right!! This looks so amazing!

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    I love popcorn, caramel corn, and Reese’s Cups….THIS is a keeper. YUM!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — January 18, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Looks delicious! I haven’t made a caramel corn that doesn’t get baked before – will have to try this out.

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    Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my favorite combinations! Yum!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 18, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    This is popcorn heaven!

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    Lisa [With Style and Grace] — January 18, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

    a bowl full of heaven!

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    Ann P. — January 18, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

    Perfect quick treat to satisfy my daily hungry cravings! I think a cereal bowl of this stuff would be a lot healthier than eating my usual 5 cookies, too! :D

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    JenMarie — January 18, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    This is brilliant! I love how easy it is. My kids would think they’d died and gone to heaven.
    I can’t wait to whip this up for them one night as a surprise!

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    Mari @ Mari's Cakes — January 18, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    Great! Irresistible! Now you know what I’ll have on my next family movie night :)
    Thanks for the recipe, the reeses definitely make it so much more special.

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    Miss @ Miss in the Ktchen — January 18, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

    Genius! This has to be fabulous!

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    Sandy aka @Southwestgirl — January 18, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    I love chocolate and popcorn together . But chocolate, popcorn AND peanut butter ? Together? In the same bite? Sounds like Super Bowl heaven to me. I can’t wait to see what the boyz have to say about it… I’ll let you know!

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