Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn


I found this recipe on the cookie&cups.com website. Cookies and Cups found the recipe in the newest book from Our Best Bites - "Savoring the Seasons."

I decided to cut the recipe in half and put the popcorn in glass jars to give away. But this recipe would also look nice in cellophane bags.


I simply used cupcake liners to the tops of the jars and decorated with a thin ribbon and rhinestone sticker.

Ingredients:

1 bag of microwave popcorn - I used kettle corn

1 cup salted peanuts

2 cups mini peanut butter cups

1 1/2 cups peanut butter chips

1/3 cup melted semi-sweet chocolate

Directions:

Pop the microwave popcorn, remove the unpopped kernels. Put the popcorn in a big bowl. Add the peanuts and mini peanut butter cups to the popcorn.


The mini peanut butter cups are sold at most grocery stores and Target. They also sell them at Trader Joe's - under the TJ brand.

Melt the peanut butter chips using your preferred method (microwave, double boiler etc.).


Pour the melted peanut butter chips into the popcorn mixture and gently toss until all the popcorn, peanuts and mini peanut butter cups are coated with the melted peanut butter chips.


Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and pour the mixture on the parchment paper. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate and put it in a zipper top bag. Squeeze the chocolate to one end and cut off a small slit and drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn mixture.


Let the popcorn mixture set for about an hour before packaging in jars or cellophane bags.


I used two different sized cupcake liners to decorate the tops of the jars.


I will be giving out jars of this Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn to my neighbors tomorrow.


This was an easy and delicious recipe. It would make a fantastic party favor for a movie themed party. Make this for the Peanut Butter lovers in your life!