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Serendipity! Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

It’s National Peanut Butter Day! Woo hoo! I wanted to make this yummilicious stuff on National Popcorn Day, but didn’t get it done, so then along comes National Peanut Butter Day today, which means I get a second chance. Somebody was thinking of me when they invented these food holidays … well, okay, maybe not, but I love the serendipity of it anyway.

And isn’t serendipity such a fun word?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Inspired by Inside BruCrew Life

I had meant to add vanilla to the chocolatey drizzle, but I forgot it. And it tastes pretty dang awesome anyway, so perhaps it doesn’t need vanilla. But you can throw some in if you like. Just a teaspoon or two would do.

  • A big bowl of air popped popcorn (10 – 12 cups)
  • About 4 cups of Reese’s Peanut Butter Puffs
  • A couple cups or so of peanuts (I’m lying! Alas, I had no peanuts, but oh this would be SO perfect with peanuts!)
  • 3 squares of white almond bark (or chocolate bark … I didn’t have any, so I had to make do with the white stuff! If you don’t have white almond bark, you can use 6 oz. of white chocolate … or just use chocolate chips and skip the cocoa)
  • 4 Tablespoons high quality cocoa powder (you might not need this if you use chocolate bark … check the taste and add cocoa till it’s chocolatey enough for you … oh but you must use really good quality cocoa, the dark colored kind)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • Coarse sea salt

Directions:

  1. Pop up your popcorn, then toss it with the peanut butter puffs and the peanuts (if you are so lucky as to have some!), and spread the whole lovely mess out in a thin layer on a large tray or baking pan (or two).
  2. In a small microwaveable bowl, melt the almond bark in the microwave. (Microwave for 90 seconds, stir, then microwave for 30 seconds more, stir, keep doing this till the bark is all good and melted.)
  3. Add the peanut butter and cocoa to the almond bark and stir until it’s all nice and smooth.
  4. Drizzle about half the chocolatey peanut butter goodness all over your popcorn and stuff. Stir up the popcorn mixture a bit just to make sure you aren’t leaving any little kernels or nuts out of the fun, then drizzle the rest of that lovely chocolate stuff over your popcorn.
  5. Sprinkle the whole mess with some coarse sea salt. See, now you have that sweet/salty thing going on …
  6. Here’s the hard part: let the popcorn sit for 15 – 30 minutes until the chocolate sets. (How on earth can you leave this yumminess sit there alone for SO long? Somehow I managed …)
  7. Break the popcorn up into pieces and enjoy! Store any leftover popcorn in an airtight container or tin.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

Now do a little happy dance. Because this stuff is so fun. And serendipitous.

This recipe was shared at Totally Tasty TuesdaysNewlyweds Recipe Linky, Crazy Sweet TuesdayCast Party Wednesday, Tastetastic Thursdays, Full Plate ThursdayWeekend PotluckTasty Tuesdays, and This Week’s Cravings.

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21 responses

  1. Serendipity is a fantastic word and this looks AH-Mazing! It reminds me of Moose crunch! My fave!

    January 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

  2. I’m in love, popcorn, chocolate and peanut butter? I can even get away with calling this healthy. Popcorn=low fat snack, and peanut butter has protein, yup, healthy snack!
    Pinning!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:49 am

  3. Thats an interessting combi, which I have to try out with a good movie. I was getting bored of simple popcorn anyway. thanks a lot for sharing

    January 26, 2012 at 3:24 am

  4. My son would so love this recipe! I just ‘pinned’ it so that he’ll see it.

    January 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

  5. Oh my goodness. I’m pinning this so I don’t lose it. Fabulous idea.

    January 26, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  6. Love, Love, LOVE the popcorn! Chocolate and Peanut butter can’t be beat, but then you put it on my favorite snack!!

    January 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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    January 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

    • Ann

      Oh my gosh! thank you :)

      January 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  9. I need this in my life! Thanks for sharing it on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

    January 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm

  10. Popcorn is one of my favorite treats and when you add Chocolate and Peanut Butter that makes it a real winner for me! Hope you are having a wonderful week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    January 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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  13. Norma Kridner

    This sounds soo yummy! I have never heard of the peanut butter puffs… where do you find them?

    February 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    • Ann

      They are peanut butter and chocolate flavored cereal … I found them at our local grocery store. You could substitute another chocolate or peanut butter flavored cereal (or even small cookies or crackers) if you can’t find them.

      February 14, 2012 at 8:28 am

  14. Where do you find the peanut butter puffs????

    March 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    • Ann

      I buy them at the grocery store … if you can’t find peanut butter puffs, use any peanut butter flavored cereal. Or you can substitute cocoa puffs.

      March 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

  15. Where do you find the peanut butter puffs???

    March 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  16. Yay! A much healthier version than the chemical/junk laden one my MIL bought from CostCo. Though tasty – they sure included ingredients I don’t want in my body. Can’t wait to make these. : )

    July 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

  17. Ann, what are Peanut Butter puffs? Haven’t seen these. Wonder what other crunchy options can use instead (perhaps bits of pretzel?)

    July 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    • Ann

      I think pretzels are a great idea! The Reese’s puffs are chocolate/pb flavored cereal that my kids con me into buying. You can use any chocolate or peanut butter flavored cereal or cracker, but now you have me wondering about pretzels. They would add a really good crunch and some salt too.

      July 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

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