Whatcha Makin' Now?: Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn


Friday, January 13, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

It’s Friday!!!  I’m excited for the weekend.  My mother-in-law and father-in-law are coming to visit so I see some Marshalls and Home Goods in my very near future.  The boys have big plans to visit the local gun show for treasures.  But tonight, probably a dinner date with Jake and then some TV watching. 

This recipe is a little bit lighter than the Chocolate Cheesecake Cake from earlier this week.  Well, pretty much, it has popcorn and that’s not tooooo bad for you.  This is a great snack!  I love the peanut butter and chocolate combo.  It’s also really quick to make so that is a huge bonus. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn
From Annie’s Eats

1 cup unpopped popcorn

1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons butter
4 teaspoons brown sugar
Chocolate chips, almond bark, or chopped chocolate (I used milk and white chocolate!)
Line two baking sheets with wax paper. 

Pop the popcorn as directed.  You can pop the popcorn using the microwave and a paper bag – here’s how.  Or, use an air-popper or a stove-top popcorn popper.  Spread popped popcorn on the prepared baking sheets.  Remove un-popped kernels. 

Combine peanut butter, butter, and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave in 30 second intervals (medium power) and stir until melted. 

Drop spoonfuls of the peanut butter mixture over the popcorn and toss to coat evenly – use your hands, it’s much easier.

In another microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30 second intervals (medium power) until melted.  Drizzle as much, or as little, as you want over the popcorn .  Let the chocolate set before serving.  Store in an airtight container.

Whip this up for your next movie night!  Thanks for stopping by!