This peanut butter popcorn is a peanut butter lover’s dream come true! It’s full of mini peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces, and peanut butter drizzle. No wonder it disappears in seconds!

Want to make amazing peanut butter popcorn? I can help! Check out this post for my expert tips on making delicious popcorn for any occasion.

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Peanut butter lovers, this one is for you! I have many beloved popcorn recipes in my repertoire, but this one is definitely one of my all-time favorite popcorn recipes.

You can rest assured this tasty treat is bursting with peanut butter flavor. It’s chock-full of mini peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces, which are combined with a creamy peanut butter drizzle and salty popcorn.

It’s a good thing my whole family loves peanut butter as much as I do. Otherwise, I’d be tempted to finish off the whole batch of this delicious treat on my own!

If you’re looking for a fun alternative to kettle corn, caramel corn, or regular popcorn, this is it.

This popcorn is great any time of year. But I especially love making it for summer movie nights, game night, or for Halloween. The color scheme of the Reese’s Pieces makes it such a perfect treat for Halloween!

I love this popcorn exactly as it is, but you could also get creative and add mix-ins like mini marshmallows, crushed pretzels, or melted chocolate drizzle. In any case, it’s sure to be a yummy treat that will be devoured in seconds!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • A peanut butter lover’s dream!
  • Easy to make
  • Full of mini Reese’s and Reese’s pieces
  • Great for parties

You also might like these recipes for snickers popcorn, white chocolate popcorn, m&m popcorn, oreo popcorn, candy popcorn, microwave caramel corn, caramel corn and chocolate drizzle popcorn.

You also might like this article on is popcorn gluten-free.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this creamy peanut butter popcorn.

Peanut butter popcorn ingredients on a countertop
  • Popcorn: I’m using Orville Redenbacher Original Popcorn for this popcorn recipe, but any popcorn kernels will work!
  • Mini Reese’s: You can use big Reese’s cups instead of minis — just make sure to chop them up so they incorporate into the popcorn. Check out this article on are Reese’s gluten-free.
  • Reese’s Pieces: I like using a combination of mini Reese’s and Reese’s Pieces for more variety of textures and flavor!
  • Peanut butter chips: Peanut butter chips are melted to create a peanut butter drizzle for the popcorn. They’re available next to the chocolate chips on the baking aisle. Melting peanut butter chips can be a bit difficult. If the peanut butter seems too thick to pipe, just add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil and stir to combine. You might like this article on is peanut butter gluten-free.
  • Salt: Salt helps balance out the sweetness of the chocolate and enhances the salty flavor of the peanut butter. 

For more peanut butter treats, try these peanut butter bars, peanut butter oatmeal bars, scotcheroos, and peanut butter balls.

You also might like these gluten-free peanut butter blossoms and gluten-free peanut butter cookies.

How to Make Peanut Butter Popcorn

Popcorn kernels in a pot

(Optional) If you have an air popper, use the kernels and pop according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

If you don’t have an air popper, heat a large nonstick pot over medium heat. When the pot is warm, add the kernels and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Carefully shake the pot every few seconds until the kernels begin to pop– this will help prevent them from burning. 

Then continue shaking the pot until popping is about 5 seconds apart. Remove the popcorn from the heat and pour it onto a rimmed baking sheet. 

Peanut butter in a mixing bowl

Place the peanut butter chips into a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until it is melted and smooth. 

Peanut butter drizzled over popcorn that is on a sheet pan

Transfer the melted peanut butter mixture to a Ziploc bag with the tip cut off and drizzle it evenly over the popcorn and sprinkle with kosher salt.

Peanut butter popcorn on a sheet pan

Then sprinkle the Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s cups over the popcorn.

Place the popcorn in the fridge to chill until the chocolate has set, about 10 minutes. Break the popcorn into small clusters and store in an airtight container for up to five days. 

You also might like this Halloween snack mix.

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Storage Instructions

Store this popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days.

FAQs

What can you put over popcorn?

There are endless ways to dress up popcorn to make it sweet, savory, or a combination of both! You can try simple seasonings like cinnamon and sugar, or a savory option like garlic salt and Parmesan cheese. Or you can get fancy and add chocolate drizzle, peanut butter chips, nuts, marshmallows, or caramel. Some other unique popcorn toppings include Sriracha, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast.

Why doesn’t butter make popcorn soggy?

Movie theater popcorn doesn’t get soggy because it’s made with butter-flavored oil, rather than melted butter. You can get the same effect by using clarified butter, which is made by melting butter and skimming the solids off the top.

What is the healthiest thing to put on popcorn?

Some of the healthiest popcorn topping options include cinnamon, cocoa powder, garlic powder, and curry powder. You could also try Traders Joe’s seasonings like Everything But the Bagel seasoning or Chili Lime seasoning. All of these toppings are virtually free of calories, sugar, and fat.

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Expert Tips & Tricks

  • Melting peanut butter chips can be a bit difficult. If the peanut butter seems too thick to pipe, just add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil and stir to combine. 
  • You can use big Reese’s cups instead of minis — just make sure to chop them up so they incorporate into the popcorn.
  • I’m using Orville Redenbacher Original Popcorn for this peanut butter popcorn recipe, but any popcorn kernels will work! Just keep in mind, popcorn kernels are better for this recipe than microwave popcorn bags.

MORE RECIPES TO TRY

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! If you try this peanut butter popcorn, be sure to leave me a comment/rating below. I’d love to hear from you! 

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5 from 3 votes

Peanut Butter Popcorn (Easy Recipe!)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
This peanut butter popcorn is a peanut butter lover’s dream come true! It’s full of mini peanut butter cups, Reese’s Pieces, and peanut butter drizzle. No wonder it disappears in seconds!

Ingredients

  • cup popcorn kernels about 10 cups popped
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup Reese’s Pieces
  • ½ cup mini Reese’s cups

Instructions 

  • (Optional) If you have an air popper, use the kernels and pop according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If you don’t have an air popper, heat a large nonstick pot over medium heat. When the pot is warm, add the kernels and cover with a tight fitting lid. Carefully shake the pot every few seconds until the kernels begin to pop– this will help prevent them from burning.
  • Then continue shaking the pot until popping is about 5 seconds apart. Remove the popcorn from the heat and pour it onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place the peanut butter chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until it is melted and smooth.
  • Transfer the melted peanut butter to a Ziploc bag with the tip cut off and drizzle it evenly over the popcorn and sprinkle with kosher salt. Then sprinkle over the Reese’s Pieces and Reese’s cups.
  • Place the popcorn in the fridge to chill until the chocolate has set– about 10 minutes. Break the popcorn into small clusters and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES
  • Melting peanut butter chips can be a bit difficult. If the peanut butter seems too thick to pipe, just add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil and stir to combine. 
  • You can use big Reese’s cups instead of minis — just make sure to chop them up so they incorporate into the popcorn.
  • I’m using Orville Redenbacher Original Popcorn for this peanut butter popcorn recipe, but any popcorn kernels will work! Just keep in mind, popcorn kernels are better for this recipe than microwave popcorn bags.

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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  1. 5 stars
    Kids love requesting this peanut butter popcorn every time we have a movie marathon night. It is perfectly cooked (so easy!) and brimming with flavors.

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