Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

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

Cookbook titled Savoring the Season with Our Best BitesI 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.

Peanut butter cup popcorn in and around a small jar

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

Photo of Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn recipe in a cookbook

And it’s easy…

Let’s do it.

Get some honey roasted peanuts…

A measuring cup of honey roasted peanuts

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.

Peanut butter cup popcorn in a bowl

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…

Peanut butter chips in a double boiler

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

You want every piece coated.  No nekkid pieces.

Melted peanut butter chips being mixed into popcorn and mini peanut butter cups in a bowlThen spread it out on some waxed paper…

Peanut butter coated popcorn spread on wax paper

And give it a little pizzazz…

Melted chocolate being drizzled over peanut butter popcornDoesn’t it make you want to weep?

Peanut butter cup popcorn in a yellow carton

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Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Description:

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
  • 2/3 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

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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!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Donna Brohman
June 5, 2015 10:33 am

I love your recipes and I love the fall the smells are the best

May 16, 2015 1:28 am

Love your website ???? . All your witty comments. My finger got a work out scrolling down until I found the post to leave a comment. I wonder if you’ve ran out of books

kris
September 20, 2013 10:25 pm

I want to know where you got that cute yellow container?? that looks like a berry box.

Natasha Moore
November 9, 2012 7:41 pm

I LOVE Thanksgiving because it’s the season of Giving of course. I love making baked goods for other to share with them and also the meaning of the season. And I would LOVE a copy of your cookbook!!!
Natasha 🙂

Torri M
October 2, 2012 12:35 pm

I’ve been checking everyday to see who won–I’m sure it wasn’t me, but where do we find out who won?

Debbie B
September 20, 2012 11:50 am

My favorite season is spring. I love when everything that is “dead” comes back to life.
Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I love all things peanut butter! I’m a follower on Pinterest.

Jackie
September 19, 2012 11:28 pm

Whoops! I posted wrong email! jaijay@hotmail.com is actually jaijay7@yahoo.com! And I am following you on Pinterest!

Jackie
September 19, 2012 11:27 pm

Whoops! I posted wrong email! jaijay@hotmail.com is actually jaijay7@yahoo.com! And I love all seasons!

Jackie
September 19, 2012 11:24 pm

I reeeeaaaaallllly want that book! I am also a devoted Pinterest follower!

Katie
September 19, 2012 11:20 pm

That recipe book looks awesome! Plus, I am following you on Pinterest!

Carly
September 19, 2012 9:14 pm

I am a follower and I want that book! 🙂

Katie
September 19, 2012 9:12 pm

I am following you on Pinterest!

Donna
September 19, 2012 7:40 pm

Guess I am with most folks, fall for the baking. Thank you

Natalie
September 19, 2012 6:44 pm

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love to cook and would cook something new everyday. I cook alot and take it to my co-workers. I would love this cookbook. I will definetly be making this popcorn soon.

Amber
September 19, 2012 6:07 pm

I love fall its the begining of the halidays with great food great family and friends

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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