Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

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  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Hands-on Time: 15 mins
  • Makes: 4-6 servings

The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter makes a fabulous candy, but it’s even better when popcorn is added to the mix. Perfect for parties or snacking with the family, this popcorn recipe makes a fun and unexpected treat that everyone will enjoy. You’ll be coating your popcorn in a 2-step process, first with a mixture of peanut butter and coconut oil and then with chocolate. You can use milk or dark chocolate, and your favorite creamy peanut butter.

Ingredients

  • YOU WILL NEED

    Large pot with lid

    Small saucepan

    Large mixing bowl

    Silicon spatula

     

    INGREDIENTS

    4 Tbsp coconut oil

    1/2 cup popcorn kernels

    1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

    1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or bittersweet)

Directions

    POPPING THE POPCORN

    1. Using a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes. I recommend a pasta pot with glass lid, so you can see what’s popping.
       
    2. To test the oil’s temperature, add 3 popcorn kernels. Once they pop, add the remaining 1/2 cup.
       
    3. Cover the pot with lid and cook.
       
    4. With a secure grip on the lid, shake the pot every 20 seconds or so to avoid burning the kernels.
       
    5. When you don’t hear a pop for about 30 seconds, remove pot from heat and pour popcorn into large mixing bowl.


    DIRECTIONS:

    1. In a small saucepan melt 2 Tbsp coconut with peanut butter. Stir until the mixture becomes fluid.
       
    2. Remove peanut butter mixture from heat and drizzle over popcorn while stirring to coat evenly.
       
    3. Put the coated popcorn in the fridge and wash the saucepan to get it ready to use again with the chocolate.
       
    4. Using the small saucepan again, melt the chocolate over low heat. Once the chocolate becomes fluid, remove from heat the drizzle over the peanut butter coated popcorn. Mix until evenly coated.
       
    5. Put the popcorn back in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the coating hardens. You may need to break apart popcorn into delicious bite-sized clusters. Serve cool and enjoy!

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