Perfect for movie night, appetizers, or snacking, this Peanut Butter Popcorn recipe is made with Reeses, popcorn, and a delicious peanut butter caramel that hardens to make the best candy popcorn crunch.
When you’re craving a sweet and crunchy midnight snack or looking for a movie night nosh, this Peanut Butter Popcorn is the ultimate quick and easy recipe! Drizzled popcorn with peanut butter candies for a lovely blend of texture and flavor, for everyone who loves popcorn.
- Popped Popcorn. I just popped mine on the stove, but you can use an air popper or microwave popcorn as well (if you use microwave, just be careful to get plain. You don’t want flavored popcorn for this – we are adding the flavor ourselves!)
- Peanut Butter. Jif is my preferred brand, but your preference is good too. Just not the natural peanut butter!
- Honey. This bring a much better depth of flavor than something like corn syrup or pure sugar.
- Granulated Sugar.
- Butter Vanilla extract – you can just use vanilla as well.
- Reeses Pieces and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (the Mini cups!)
How to make Reese’s Popcorn
Start by tossing your popcorn and candy together in a large bowl, then spread out on a baking sheet.
Then move on to the caramel. Place honey and sugar in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat and stirring until the sugar is totally dissolved and the mixture is heated through. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and add peanut butter. Whisk until a thick caramel forms.
Carefully pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn mixture. Do not touch the popcorn at this point – wait for it to cool down.
Top with more Reese’s – the peanut butter and chocolate in the cups may have melted under the caramel, so keep some to the side for a topping.
Peanut Butter Popcorn Toppings
This is a versatile popcorn recipe and can take any toppings of your choosing! Try out some of these variations:
- Chocolate chips.
- Reeses Puffs.
- Butterfinger Bits.
- Melted chocolate drizzle.
- Crushed pretzels.
- Toffee candy.
Storage and Make Ahead
This is very quick to make, so I do not recommend making it ahead of time. It will cool down and harden within 10 minutes and the popcorn is best served within a day of making.
Make this for your next movie night and let me know how it was in the comments below!
- 5-6 cups popcorn, popped
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp butter vanilla extract, optional
- 1 cup Reeses Pieces
- 1 cup mini Reeses Cups
- Pop popcorn and toss together with Reeses Pieces and Reeses cups, then spread out on a large baking sheet.
- In a sauce pan or skillet, mix together the honey and sugar and place on the stove over medium heat. Bring to a boil and let boil for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter and extract. Whisk until smooth.
- Drizzle sauce over popcorn and candies and top with more candies. Do this step quickly, as the sauce will harden within minutes.
Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1/2 cup popcorn
Amount Per Serving Calories 500Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 2mgSodium 364mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 5gSugar 42gProtein 9g