Caramel Popcorn with Peanut Butter

Caramel Popcorn with Peanut Butter

Honestly, does anything go together more than kids and popcorn? Whether it’s covering popcorn with chocolate, shaking on a special seasoning or mixing in your favorite treats, they turn everyone’s favorite snack food into something truly decadent.

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This peanut butter caramel popcorn recipe is our favorite at the moment!
Just grab some popcorn… air-popper, microwave or stove top, choose your favorite method and here you go.

The kernels are lightly coated and not real sticky like other caramel corn we’ve tried (and we’ve tried a lot). You can package it in a variety of ways and it keeps very well, making it a fantastic food gift!

Ingredient list:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, unpopped of course
  • 1/2 cup peanuts (or sliced ​​almonds)
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sea salt for sprinkling (to taste)


1. Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C)

2. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the corn kernels and cover. Cook for about 4 minutes or until the popping stops almost completely, shake the pot frequently. Remove the pot from the heat, remove the lid and add the peanuts (or almonds).

3. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla extract. Pour over popcorn and use a rubber spatula to mix and coat.

4. Spread popcorn on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. Enjoy!

(Photo by Sophie Smarket)

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