Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut Butter Popcorn

A sweet candy-coated popcorn with honey and peanut butter!


About 14 cups or 14 large popcorn balls


1 cup honey
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped (about 16 cups of popped corn)*


1. In a heavy 3 or 4-quart sauce pan, melt sugar and honey, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes. Stir constantly with a spoon that won't melt! I use a wooden spoon. :) Be sure to boil for a full 5 minutes, or the sugar coating will be rather sticky even after the popcorn has cooled.

2. Remove sugar mixture from heat and stir in peanut butter.

3. Pour the peanut butter mixture over popcorn in a large bowl, tossing gently to coat.

4. Spread popcorn on wax paper to cool, or form into popcorn balls and wrap in wax paper when cool. Store in an airtight container.

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Additional Notes: 

*Use more popcorn for a treat that's not so sweet. :) We've also added mixed nuts to the finished recipe, for some added protein, fiber, and flavor!

Recipe originally from Taste of Home.

Recipe instructions, photos, and notes are my own. :)

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Preparation Time: 

10-15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

10 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a fun, easy snack. Okay... dessert. :) I also love that it only takes 4 ingredients, and all things we usually have on hand! :)


This was yummy and easy to make!


I made this last night and it is great! We added chocolate chips to some of the balls and that is super yummy (although messy since the chocolate melts!).

Thanks for the great recipe.


This was pretty easy to make. And my kids liked it a lot, but my husband and I just thought it was okay. I found it to be very, very chewy, which is a turn-off for me.

Note from Tammy: I have had this recipe turn out chewy when I started timing for the 5 minutes before the syrup mixture was at a full boil, and didn't allow the popcorn to cool while spread on waxed paper. And perhaps climate also affects this candy-like recipe? :)

3 how do I clean the pot? Baking soda?

Note from Tammy: I just soak the pan in water. The candy should melt right off! :)


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