Thursday, March 22, 2012

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

I saw this recipe on a favorite food blog of mine and couldn't resist.  Anything that incorporates chocolate and peanut butter together in a new way I'm on board.  After tasting this, you will be on board too!
You'll need around 8 cups of popped popcorn.  It was around 3 bags for me.  Place the popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
Cut up 1 1/2 cups of mini Reese's peanut butter cups in half.
Mix the honey and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Let simmer for around 2 minutes then remove from heat.
Add in the peanut butter and stir vigorously until all the peanut butter is melted.  The mix in the vanilla extract.
Immediately pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn and gently stir with a wooden spoon until it's all coated.  Spread the popcorn on a baking sheet.
Drizzle popcorn with melted chocolate and let sit until the chocolate hardens.
Then stir in the mini Reese's peanut butter cups. 
This is similar to caramel corn, but two steps better!  If you're looking for a savory sweet dessert that's bound to make everyone happy this is exactly it!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn
Serving size 8 cups
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

8 cups plain popcorn
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup melted chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup mini Reese's Peanut Butter cups, chopped

Place popped popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
Mix the honey and sugar together in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Let it simmer for around 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
Stir in the peanut butter and stir vigorously until it's melted.  
Then mix in the vanilla extract.
Immediately pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn and gently stir with a wooden spoon until coated.
Spread popcorn on a large baking sheet.
Drizzle popcorn with mPublish Postelted chocolate and let sit until chocolate hardens.
Stir in the mini Reese's cups and enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Oh Mylanta. This looks spectacular. Nice one!

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  2. There are all kinds of inappropriate noises I can make about this popcorn.

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