What an awesome snack for monsoon season! Or a to accompany a cup of hot chocolate by the fire (place). It’s too soggy for s’mores, so indoor snackage it is! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn is highly addictive, delicious and super easy!
This snack should come with a warning label: Highly addictive and dangerous for dieters.
I like to make my popcorn the old-fashioned way, on the stove, but microwave popcorn will also work for this recipe. There are many different types of popcorn out there – check out the selection, especially at stores where the Amish community shops! They are non-GMO and I picked up Ladyfinger and Red Kernel for something different! They are tiny kernels when they pop! This recipe actually comes from an Amish Cookbook called Cooking with the Horse & Buggy People II.
Cover the bottom of a heavy saucepan with canola oil and add enough popcorn to cover the bottom in pretty much a single layer. Never use enamel pots for popping popcorn (I learned the hard way!!!!) Turn the heat on medium high and when it starts to pop, put the lid on. Shake it a little, but once it gets full of popped corn, it won’t move much anyway. When the popping slows to a pop every 15 seconds or so, shut the heat off!
Make the peanut butter sauce while the popcorn is popping, it doesn’t take very long! Melt the chocolate in the microwave on 15 second increments, being careful not to scorch!
When drizzling, spread the popcorn out on a half sheet pan so all of the kernels get a little of the action.
S’mores are overrated anyway! 🙂
WARNING: Highly addictive and dangerous for dieters, this Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn is way better than s'mores . . . especially during monsoon season, when the firewood's all wet!
- Prep Time : 10 minutes
- Cook Time : 10 minutes
- Yield : 10 cups
- Allergens : peanut butter
Lay out a sheet pan with parchment or a silicon baking mat. Place the chocolate wafers and the canola oil in a glass measuring cup to melt.
In a small saucepan, combine the other ingredients and mix until melted.
Pop the popcorn and spread on the baking sheet, warm and stir the chocolate till melted. Drizzle the popcorn with the Peanut Butter mixture, then the melted chocolate. Let the chocolate set up, then dump into a big bowl or ziplock bag.