Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Popcorn-peanut butter caramel corn with pretzels and Lindt HELLO Pretzel Bites. This sweet and salty popcorn snack is addicting!
Ok, I know it is the new year and people are trying to exercise and eat healthy, which is good and all, but you have to take a break from your salad to make my Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Popcorn. You see, the Golden Globes are on Sunday and that means it is party time. You can’t watch the award show without party food and this sweet and salty popcorn is amazing! You need to add it to your party menu right now!
Popcorn is the perfect party food. It is easy to make and everyone loves munching away. Of course, we can’t have any old popcorn, we have to put on our party popcorn! While the stars are getting all dressed up in their party dresses, you can dress up your popcorn:)
Popcorn and pretzels get drizzled with a sweet, sticky sauce that is made with honey, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Toss until the popcorn and pretzels are well coated, sprinkle with salt, and add in Lindt HELLO Pretzel Bites. They are the “diamonds” for our party popcorn. They add some major bling!
The Lindt HELLO Pretzel Bites are little pretzel rounds covered in milk chocolate. They are SO good and the perfect finishing touch to the popcorn. I love the sweet and salty combo! If you can’t find them, you can use malt balls or Milk Duds. They are good too!
Make sure you join in on the Golden Globes fun on Sunday and don’t forget the Peanut Butter Pretzel Caramel Popcorn!
Peanut Butter Pretzel Popcorn
- 8 cups plain popcorn about ⅓ cup popcorn kernels
- 2 cups pretzels
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Salt to taste
- 1 1/2 cups Lindt HELLO Pretzel Bites
- Place the popped popcorn and pretzels in a large bowl and set aside.
- 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.
- Immediately pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn and pretzels. Gently stir until well coated. Season with salt, to taste. Stir in HELLO Pretzel Bites. Serve!
- Note-We used air-popped popcorn, but you can use microwave popcorn or stovetop popcorn.
Have you tried this recipe?
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I would probably buy these for the packaging alone! But those Pretzel Bites sound especially awesome!
Oh my goodness! Those pretzel bites sound fantastic! I’m sure they are great in the snack mix, but I would certainly eat them by the handful before getting them into the recipe.
YUM!!!! This looks crazy addictive good! Can’t wait to see you this weekend to party! 🙂
Okay, this looks like the movie snack of my DREAMS! So spot on! Salty, sweet, crunchy – all bases covered! 😀
This popcorn!! ….can’t even wait to follow along this weekend!! You are going to look beautiful and be amazing!! xo
I am so excited for Sunday! I am working with Lindt as well and hosting a at home view party! Totally making this popcorn!
Pretzel bites?! Omg how awesome!!!
I can definitely see how this would be addicting!!
Peanut butter and pretzels are always such a fun combo! And definitely perfect for snacking on during the Golden Globes. How fun you’ll be in LA! 🙂
Mmmmmm, needing to try those pretzel bites!
This looks to die for Maria!!!
Yum! This would be great for any kind of party!
How long can this be stored and in what????
OMG how lucky you get to go to an awards show after party!! What an experience! Please snap chat all of the stars!
I will do my best:)
Pretzels in popcorn with chocolate covered pretzels bites too?! YAS! This snack wins out over salads any day!
Where can you get those Lindt chocolate pretzels? I’ve looked at 4 stores now and nobody has them! I ended up making the recipe without them (still amazing) but I would love to try it again with the pretzel bites!
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Hi! Looks amazing! Do you keep the chocolate pretzel bites out until after you coat all the other things? Can’t wait to make it!!
The recipe is great. Thank you. Any thoughts on shelf life if stored in ziploc bags? Making for a goodie snack for a conference.