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

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.


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


And it’s easy…

Let’s do it.

Get some 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.


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…


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…


And give it a little pizzazz…

PhotobucketDoesn’t it make you want to weep?




Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


makes about 20 cups popcorn


  • 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


  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.


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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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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957 Responses
  1. Susan G

    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!

  2. Donna Ingalls

    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

  3. claudia begley

    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 🙂

  4. Cindy

    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!

  5. Kelley H

    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.

  6. 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!

  7. Naemi

    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

  8. Jason

    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!

  9. Cheryl Tullis

    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.

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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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