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!
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!
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn
- 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
- Place the popped popcorn in a large bowl and salt to taste. 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 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.
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Can u tell me why you baked the twix one but not this one?
Thanks so much!
mmmmmmmmmmm i want thissssssss
I helped a friend make this last night for a baby shower – it’s amazing! Had to pin the recipe for myself!
We are making this to give to family in our holiday treat baskets this year. Yum! Thanks for sharing!
LOVED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Can’t wait to make your other popcorn recipes!☺
I want to know the twix version !
I just have to tell you, I came across this recipe over the summer, and made it a few times whenever I got the craving…it is so good, and unfortunately, so quick and easy to make! During my holiday baking this season, I remembered the recipe, and thought it might pair nicely with cookie trays, and something easy to hand out in bags. Well…I’m on my 4th batch and just can’t stop! Everyone loves it! I ran out of the Reeses for my most recent batch, so I added in some leftover holiday Peanut Butter M&M’s. Tastes just as good and looks festive too. I’m looking forward to taking a big container to my NYE party. Something sweet to snack on! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
I made this today for a Circus-themed bridal shower. We put it on the tables in old fashioned popcorn boxes, as part of the centerpiece for people to snack on. Delicious and a huge hit!
Fun! Love that idea!
This looks incredible! Can’t go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate. 🙂
Oh Lordy! I have been loving your kettle corn recipe and now I have a box of mini peanut butter cups from trader joes so i’m going to make this tomorrow!Do you ever not eat it all in one sitting and have leftovers? I’m curious to know if it keeps because I’d love to make some and bag it as a bake sale item for the kids school fundraiser
I just finished my pop-corn that looks so yummy !!! Do I have to keep it in the fridge?
On the counter in an airtight container is fine!
I was just wondering if anyone know how long this would stay before going stale? like i want to package this in goodie bags to passs out?
You can keep it in an airtight container for 3-4 days!
This looks so good! Thank you.
Does this keep well? Could I make it the day before I need it or is it an “eat the same day” type of thing?
Yes, you can make it the day before. Enjoy!
Do I have to use natural peanutbutter or is jif okay
Regular peanut butter is fine.
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