Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn, chocolate, peanut butter, and popcorn come together to make one incredible snack. It is super easy to make and you will love the end result.
I am a huge popcorn fan. It is a snack that I love to munch on when watching tv or playing games with my family. The chocolate and peanut butter combination put popcorn to a whole new level.
If you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, you are going to love this recipe. You will find yourself making it over and over again. It is that addicting.
- When the popcorn is popped remove any of the kernels that did not pop. No one loves biting into a hard kernel of corn.
- I would recommend using creamy peanut butter for this recipe. It works best.
- I used milk chocolate chips for this recipe, but you can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate for the recipe. Either one will work well.
- When mixing the popcorn with the peanut butter mixture and melted chocolate, make sure you have a large enough bowl. It makes it a lot easier for mixing if you have a lot of room.
- I do not add salt to the popcorn, but you can add some sea salt at the end of the process for a sweet and salty flavor.
- Store the popcorn in an airtight container for up to a week. I would not recommend keeping it on the counter.
Steps for making Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn
Take the peanut butter, honey, and butter and add to a small saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat until the mixture is melted together.
Place the popped popcorn into a large bowl and drizzle the peanut butter mixture over the popcorn. Mix until all the popcorn is coated with the mixture.
Place the popcorn on a large baking pan lined with parchment paper. Set in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes.
While the popcorn is in the refrigerator, melt the chocolate. In a small bowl add the chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave in short intervals until the chocolate is melted
Place the popcorn back in the bowl and drizzle the chocolate over the top of the popcorn that has been coated with the peanut butter. Mix until the popcorn is coated with the chocolate.
Spread the popcorn back on the large baking pan and place it back in the refrigerator for about 45 minutes or until the chocolate is set. Serve.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn
- 8 cups of popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
- In a large bowl add popped popcorn and set aside
- In a small saucepan add the honey, peanut butter, and butter. Heat these ingredients over medium-low heat until the butter and peanut butter are melted.
- Once the butter and peanut butter are melted drizzle the mixture over the popcorn. Toss until the popcorn is evenly coated with the peanut butter mixture.
- Spread the popcorn on a jelly roll pan and place it in the refrigerator to let the peanut butter set up.
- While the popcorn is in the refrigerator take the chocolate chips and shortening and place them in the microwave for about 25 seconds at a time, stirring after every 25 seconds.
- Once the chocolate is melted take the popcorn out of the refrigerator and put it back into the large bowl. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the popcorn. Toss until the popcorn is evenly coated with the chocolate.
- Spread it back onto the jelly roll pan and set it back in the refrigerator, to allow the chocolate to harden, for about 45 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and enjoy.
- Make sure to remove any unpopped kernels from the popcorn before adding the peanut butter and chocolate.
- Use a large enough bowl when adding the peanut butter mixture and the melted chocolate. It will make it a lot easier to coat the popcorn.
- If you want a sweet and salty snack, sprinkle with some sea salt before the chocolate gets hard.
- Keep the leftover popcorn in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
This recipe was originally published on November 6, 2015. It has been updated with new content and pictures on October 27, 2022.