Peanut Butter Popcorn {a sweet treat!}

This Peanut Butter Popcorn is perfect for the peanut lover in your life. The great blend of salty and sweet all in one fantastic popcorn snack.

Peanut Butter Popcorn |

Did you all hear that I like popcorn?

Oh, you did?

Well, you heard right. I could eat it every day. In fact, when I’m pregnant, I pretty much do. But I’m not pregnant and am forever trying to watch my figure so I try to limit myself to popcorn once weekly. This peanut butter popcorn was a nice change of pace from my traditional butter and salt.

This peanut butter popcorn is everything you want from popcorn. Sweet, crunchy, and a little bit salty. Sticky too, but that’s just a bonus.

The flavors of the peanut butter and the honey meld so well into this perfect treat. Top with a bit of sea salt for the perfect balance of salty sweet. I added in some peanuts for another textural element and the extra protein is always a bonus.



The coating makes just enough to touch on every popped kernel and make it sticky sweet without being a huge mess. I like to use mushroom popcorn for sweet popcorn treats like this because it pops up nice and round and holds the glaze really well without deflating and getting soggy. I dragged my feet forever on buying it online but it turns out it is completely worth it, especially for a popcorn addict like me. Give it a try and I’m sure you’ll be hooked too.


Have I mentioned yet how easy this is to make? No candy thermometers or anything involved and only about 10 minutes of hands-on time. You’re going to love this recipe!


Peanut Butter Popcorn

This Peanut Butter Popcorn is perfect for the peanut lover in your life. The great blend of salty and sweet all in one fantastic popcorn snack.

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  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped, unpopped kernels removed
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • fine sea salt


  1. In a large bowl, add popcorn and peanuts. Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat honey and sugar over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and simmer for about 2 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla and peanut butter until smooth and peanut butter is melted. Pour over popcorn and stir until all popcorn is coated. Spread onto prepared sheet pan and let set for 5-10 minutes before serving. Will remain slightly sticky and is best eaten the same day.

Make sure to remove all unpopped kernels! They hide really well under the peanut butter mixture and can do damage to your teeth.

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: Loved this! Sticky, sweet, salty.
Husband’s take: I think he enjoyed this even more than I did. I often found him grabbing some out to snack on.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: Easy!

More Sweet Popcorn Treats Like This Peanut Butter Popcorn:

Popcorn Snack Mix
Peppermint Crunch Popcorn
Kahlua and Espresso Bean Caramel Corn
Rum “Spiked” Caramel Corn
Pistachio Caramel Popcorn from Flanboyant Eats
Chocolate Chip Coconut Popcorn from Family Fresh Cooking
Honey Butter Popcorn from Food Loves Writing

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  1. can you substitute the sugar with sweetener???

  2. My 4 yo has been insisting i make him “pinka-butter” popcorn, so I consulted the googles and ended up here. The reaction to this recipe was over the top: the 8 year old’s knees were wobbly, and then he pretended he died from the good. The six year old ran around cheering. The four year old said to tell you this popcorn is weawy, weawy awesome to taste, and now he is singing a happy Pinka-Butter Operetta and doing interpretive dance. Good work.

  3. Mmm this popcorn looks so sweet and salty and tastyyy!

  4. I love caramel corn, and adding peanut butter sounds like an amazing treat! This is a great recipe, Rachel!

  5. Looooove this popcorn! Such a perfect snack!!

  6. Oh yes! I would eat the hell out of a bag of this deliciousness.

  7. I love popcorn yet hardly ever make it at home… I need to get on the popcorn making train!

  8. We are popcorn soul-mates. I love this!

  9. This is such an awesome snack, Rachel! I’m a peanut butter nut (har har) and would love this!

  10. This is probably a weird comment but I’m kind of in love with those tiny paper bags. :D

  11. I never thought to combine peanutbutter and popcorn–very cool idea!

  12. You and my daughter would be best friends if we were neighbors, she’s a serious popcorn head!

  13. My family loves peanut butter popcorn! Love that honey is the main sweetener in this!

  14. This sounds like the most amazing combination of salty and sweet! I would love a big bowl to snack on!

  15. Oh no! Snack time just got dangerous!

  16. Oh yes, this sounds like pretty much my ideal popcorn.

  17. This sounds incredible! Not sure why I would have never thought to put peanut butter with popcorn before.

  18. Yeah, I think when these pretty braces come off I’m going to shove my face in this. Yes, yes I am

  19. Popcorn and peanut butter are two of my favorite foods! Love this!

  20. MMMMm! I can almost smell it right through the screen! I love the flavors of peanut butter and honey, this looks so good!

  21. Great flavors + thanks for the link love :)

  22. I will now be craving popcorn all day long! This looks delicious.

  23. What a fun snack! This would be gone in a second in my house!

  24. What a wonderful treat! I know my husband would love this!

  25. I could eat popcorn prepared in any way, shape or form, I’m just obsessed! This recipe sounds fantastic. Because, you know, peanut butter with popcorn would probably be the best thing I’ll ever taste (with some chocolate on there I might just die!)

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