Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

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I love today’s post.

Not that I don’t love every post I do… I mean…

It’s just today’s post involves peanut butter cups and Our Best Bites.

 

I met Kate last year at an event we both went to for Smucker’s

I totally adore her.

Well, she and her partner Sara have just released their second book…Savoring the Seasons

PhotobucketI was lucky enough to get a copy and have had a few weeks to play with some of the recipes.

The book is so great, filled with lots of pictures, great (everyday AND special occasion) recipes and it’s all categorized by season!  They’ve included great tips throughout and did I mention all the pictures?  Love a cookbook with gorgeous photos!

 

When I was flipping through the pages I completely zoned in on one recipe.

Which fits me like a Spanx.

Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn.  Duh.

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I am pretty sure that a recipe couldn’t better fit me if I’d written it myself!

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And it’s easy…

Let’s do it.

Get some honey roasted peanuts…

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Mix that with some popcorn (their recipe calls for plain, but I used lightly buttered) and also some peanut butter cups.

If you can’t find the itty bitty ones, just chop up some Minis…I also kinda-sorta-doubled the amount of pb cups in there.  I need rehab.

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Next just melt some peanut butter chips.  I always use the double boiler to melt my chocolate and candy pieces, because I am microwave-impaired.  I will burn it every time.  But if you have mastered the art of the nuke, by all means…

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Pour the melted peanut butter chips all over the popcorn, peanut and pb cup mixture.

You want every piece coated.  No nekkid pieces.

PhotobucketThen spread it out on some waxed paper…

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And give it a little pizzazz…

PhotobucketDoesn’t it make you want to weep?

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Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn
 
makes about 20 cups popcorn
Ingredients
  • 2 bags microwaved popcorn (I used lightly buttered)
  • 2 cups honey roasted peanuts
  • 4 cups Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • 3 cups peanut butter chips
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil or shortening
  • ⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Pop popcorn according to package directions, picking out any unpopped kernels. Place into a large bowl with peanuts and peanut butter cups.
  2. In a double boiler, melt peanut butter chips and vegetable oil or shortening. (You could also melt the chips in the microwave, heating for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth).
  3. Pour the melted chips over the popcorn mixture and stir to completely coat.
  4. Spread the popcorn onto a waxed paper lined counter.
  5. In a heavy-duty zip-top bag heavy heat your semisweet chips, about 1 minute 30 seconds, mashing bag every 30 seconds. Cut a small slit in the corner of the bag and drizzle over popcorn.
  6. Let popcorn sit until the chocolate is set.
Notes
Popcorn is best if eaten the same day, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Recipe lightly adapted from Savoring the Seasons, Our Best Bites

 

 

GIVEAWAY CLOSED

So now here’s the fun part!

Kate and Sara want to give you a copy of Savoring the Seasons to enjoy too!

You want it, trust me!

 

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment here telling me what your favorite season is!

 

For one additional entry you can hop over to Pinterest and follow me over there.  Just pop back here and leave a comment letting me know did!

 

That’s it!

The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, September 19th at 11:59 PM EST

 

Good luck!

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Colleen @ What
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Oh man, I’d LOVE to win a copy of their book! I love Our Best Bites! My favorite season by far is the fall! 🙂 (and this popcorn looks so decadent!)

Colleen @ What
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And I follow you on Pinterest too!

Cheryl Tullis
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Cheryl Tullis
September 13, 2012 8:31 am

I love fall for the Pumpkin recipes. I love summer because of the heat. If I could have fall and summer all year that would be great.

Cheryl Tullis
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Cheryl Tullis
September 13, 2012 8:32 am

Follow you on Pinterest!

Rebecca
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Rebecca
September 13, 2012 8:32 am

FALL! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Fall! The soups, the stews, the BREAD and the delicious sweets that I can never resist!

Rebecca
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Rebecca
September 13, 2012 8:33 am

Following you on Pinterest!

Jason
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Jason
September 13, 2012 8:33 am

Even though it’s not a “real” season, I would have to go with the Holiday Season! I love the Holidays…Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mardi Gras and Easter…you can even include Halloween!

Josh
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Josh
September 13, 2012 8:35 am

Fall!

Andrea
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Andrea
September 13, 2012 8:36 am

I’m in Houston we don’t have seasons! 🙂 I love fall into winter. Something but snuggly sweaters and cozy blankets make me happy.

Elizabeth
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September 13, 2012 8:37 am

Chocolate and popcorn are amazing together!

Andrea
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Andrea
September 13, 2012 8:37 am

I follow you on Pinterest.

mrsblocko
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September 13, 2012 8:38 am

Fall!

Naemi
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Naemi
September 13, 2012 8:38 am

I just love baking books from the US. There are so much cuter and more beautiful than boring German books. 😛 But I don’t know, if your giveaway would be open for international fans, though. But I would love to win, if it’s possible. Follow you on Pinterest as well and always love your postings!

Greets, Naemi

Lorinda
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Lorinda
September 13, 2012 8:39 am

I like all the seasons but summer would be my most favorite – long days and warmer temps I get so much more done!

Jillian whitlow
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September 13, 2012 8:39 am

My favorite is fall between the crisp weather and the comfort food and desserts! Along with apple picking and making homemade applesauce and butter! Yum! Can’t wait to try the popcorn recipe, my hubby is obsessed with PB cups!

Michelle Thayer
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Michelle Thayer
September 13, 2012 8:39 am

Fall is definitely my favorite season. Warm days and cool nights… what could be better!

Michelle Thayer
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Michelle Thayer
September 13, 2012 8:40 am

I’m following you on Pinterest now! 🙂

Lorinda
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Lorinda
September 13, 2012 8:40 am

I also already follow you on Pinterest!

Kelley H
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Kelley H
September 13, 2012 8:41 am

This recipe looks DELISH! My favorite time of year is definitely Fall. After a long hot summer (especially THIS summer), I really look forward to the cool down and the anticipation of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cindy
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Cindy
September 13, 2012 8:42 am

Living in the northeast, fall has to be my favorite seasons, the leaves are changing colors, you need your heater in the car in the morning and your a/c in the afternoon. There is a crispness to the air and you can visit the apple orchards & bake to your hearts delight!

Autumn Carignan
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Autumn Carignan
September 13, 2012 8:42 am

Fall is my favortie season!! I have been following you on pinterest for quite awhile!!

Kim
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Kim
September 13, 2012 8:42 am

My favorite season is fall. And I loooove popcorn!!!!!

claudia begley
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claudia begley
September 13, 2012 8:42 am

I would have to say fall for 2 reasons – its my birthday next week (not really fall but the weather feel likes it ) – and secondly i love fall squashes so many recipes and so scrumptious 🙂

Terri
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Terri
September 13, 2012 8:42 am

My favorite season is spring! Can’t get enough of everything blooming … and the beginning of iced coffee season is back 😉

Cristina
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Cristina
September 13, 2012 8:42 am

Fall, hands down.

Amy
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Amy
September 13, 2012 8:44 am

LOVE FALL and this cookbook sounds awesome!!!

Cristina
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Cristina
September 13, 2012 8:44 am

Following you on Pinterest!

Kim
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Kim
September 13, 2012 8:44 am

You are officially pinned.

Alexa
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Alexa
September 13, 2012 8:46 am

Winter is definitely my favorite season!

Donna Ingalls
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Donna Ingalls
September 13, 2012 8:47 am

My favorite season is fall. I love everything about it; the tastes, the smells and the sights. The lovely colors of changing leaves gently falling to the ground make me so happy. The aromas of apples, pumpkins, mum plants, and even wet leaves-yes, I love that too! Oh, the tastes. I love to bake fall pies-pecan, pumpkin, apple, etc. it’s cool enough to keep the oven on for hours so I kee baking and cooking all season
I would love to win your book for all your wonderful new recipes to continue my season of baking.
Thank you

Heather
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Heather
September 13, 2012 8:48 am

I love Fall!!

Donna
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Donna
September 13, 2012 8:48 am

My favorite season is fall! I love the color changing and the feel of chill in the air.

Susan G
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Susan G
September 13, 2012 8:48 am

I live in Texas so I really miss having seasons…but I’ve always been partial to fall, love that crisp in the air, the season of snuggling!

Donna
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Donna
September 13, 2012 8:49 am

I am following you on pintrest!

Megan
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Megan
September 13, 2012 8:50 am

My favorite season is fall because I love apple picking, hiking, and eating anything involving pumpkin! This recipe book looks amazing!

Julie Doster
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September 13, 2012 8:50 am

Thank you for the recipe. My favorite season is spring; but fall is pretty wonderful too!

jeannette barrera
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jeannette barrera
September 13, 2012 8:52 am

Fall!!!

MaryEllen
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MaryEllen
September 13, 2012 8:52 am

My favorite season….. I would have to say early summer. (Is that too specific?) Ok, summer!!

Carol | a cup of mascarpone
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September 13, 2012 8:53 am

INCREDIBLE post!!! OhMyGoodness!!! Fall is my favorite time of year, and I just followed you on interest! Have a great day!

MaryEllen
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MaryEllen
September 13, 2012 8:53 am

I’m a follower on Pintrest!!

Hayley
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Hayley
September 13, 2012 8:53 am

I’m a california girl, so we don’t have super defined seasons. However, nothing beats summer!!

kim
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kim
September 13, 2012 8:53 am

Fall is my hands down fave…not a summer girl.

Following you on Pinterest 🙂

I SO want this cookbook!!!

jen @ one curly fry
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September 13, 2012 8:54 am

My favorite season is FALL! I wish it wasn’t so short!

Susan G
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Susan G
September 13, 2012 8:55 am

And I’m following you on Pinterest (I’m already a Facebook fan)

Debbie
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Debbie
September 13, 2012 8:55 am

Is pumpkin spice a season? No? OK, then I’ll just say fall.

Debbie
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Debbie
September 13, 2012 8:56 am

And I already follow you on Pinterest.

Maureen
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Maureen
September 13, 2012 8:56 am

I love the FALL. It is cooler and I love the football games and I love the spices of the season. I love the beginning of baking season.

jen @ one curly fry
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September 13, 2012 8:56 am

I follow you on Pinterest.

Julie Doster
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September 13, 2012 8:58 am

Following you on Pinterest. <3

Crystal
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Crystal
September 13, 2012 8:58 am

Summer is my favorite season by far! 🙂

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