Peanut Butter Popcorn

4.67 from 3 votes

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Peanut Butter Popcorn is a quick and easy favorite treat at our house! Perfect for family movie nights or a yummy treat to take to a friend or neighbor.

Peanut Butter Popcorn with M&M's in a white bowl

Peanut Butter Popcorn

One of the all time best snacks in my opinion is popcorn. But not everyone knows just how versatile popcorn can be. Caramel popcorn still ranks as one of the best go-to treats, but this Peanut Butter Popcorn gives caramel a run for its money. It is so yummy! This quick and easy popcorn is a favorite around our house. Perfect for family movie nights or when I need a quick treat to take to a friend or neighbor.

How to Gift Popcorn

To make this a gift, just put in a clear plastic bag and tie on a cute ribbon! You can make it look fancier by melting a little chocolate and drizzling it over the popcorn after it has cooled. You can put it in a plastic baggie or a take-out style box from a craft store. If making for kids, you can press the popcorn into a ball and put it on a popsicle stick. So many possibilities here!

Peanut butter popcorn in a red and white striped movie night popcorn box

Fun Additions to Peanut Butter Popcorn

As mentioned above, you can drizzle some chocolate over the popcorn to give it some added flavor and to make it look pretty. Some other great additions are M&M’s, chopped candy bar (Butterfinger is awesome), or white or dark chocolate chips. Tastes so yummy with additions!

Peanut Butter Popcorn popping out of a popcorn container

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Peanut Butter Popcorn in a bowl surrounded by a blue gingham napkin

Peanut Butter Popcorn

4.67 from 3 votes
Peanut Butter Popcorn is a quick and easy favorite treat at our house! Perfect for family movie nights or a yummy treat to take to a friend or neighbor.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12



  • Pop the microwave popcorn.
  • Remove any unpopped kernels and place in large bowl.
  • In medium saucepan combine brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to boil over medium high heat stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter.
  • Pour over popcorn and stir until well coated.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 109mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is our family’s favorite Carmel Corn. (with peanut butter). There is NOT a recipe easier or quicker!!! The peanut butter is not too dominant. I use 3 batches of popcorn though! I also add a little vanilla and dash of salt to the sauce. Thanks for writing this up!!!

    1. It varies slightly by brand, but most bags have about 5 cups. So, you would need 10 cups for this recipe.

  2. I have a craving for peanut butter popcorn. The problem is that I am diabetic so the syrup, etc. is out. Any ideas how to make this safe for a diabetic? I thought about just melting the pb and drizzling but I’m not sure how to go about that as it seems as though it needs something added. Any ideas for me? Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Marilyn- this is a great question. I wish I could be more helpful in my answer but since I am not very familiar with adjustments for diabetics I am afraid I won’t be able to help much. I think drizzling PB should still be really tasty!

    2. I guess I’m the only one who had the popcorn get chewy. The flavor was good and I added peanuts which were the best part considering how the texture of the popcorn turned out. I followed the recipe exactly. Any ideas?

        1. 4 stars
          Loved this quick recipe! I added salted peanuts to the popcorn, too. Mine was also sticky. It was too late to cook it longer, obviously lol, so I stuck in thefreezer. That worked until it thawed. So I turned the oven on 300° and put it all back on the cookie sheet. I baked it for 5 minutes then turned it all over. I did that twice, just long enough to get it all fairly warm again. I knew if I walked away the goo would burn. Took it out, almost burned my tongue because that stuff is so good and it was hot, but after it cooled, it was perfection. I will cook it a minute or two longer on the stove next time because we live in a very humid area and I think that’s why it takes a little longer. I do not share this stuff: mine, all mine! I love it! Ok. Maybe for Christmas gifts…maybe. lol. Thanks for sharing!! Divine!

  3. I am going to try drizzling white or milk chocolate over the peanut butter popcorn as well. OR white choclate and toasted coconut !

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