We had friends over last night, and I wanted to make a sweet snack that wasn’t incredibly unhealthy but still tasted like dessert.
Welcome to my life, peanut butter fudge popcorn. We will be lifelong friends.
I found this recipe on Foodgawker from A Cozy Kitchen and adapted it just a little bit; but the basics were the same. The result? Chewy, sweet and slightly salty popcorn-fudge hybrid.
Fritz doesn’t really like peanut butter in desserts, but he proclaimed this a delicious snack.
So there you have it.
Peanut Butter Fudge Popcorn
- 2/3 C popcorn kernels, popped (or 2 bags plain popcorn, popped)
- 1/3 C honey
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C peanut butter
- 1/2 t salt
- 1 t vanilla
This recipe is pretty easy. I popped the popcorn in a little bit of olive oil in my Whirley-Pop (one of my favorite food related gifts to date) and set it aside in a gigantic bowl (a Super Bowl, if you will).
Meanwhile, in a small pan, bring the honey, salt, vanilla, and sugar to a boil. Let it bubble for just a few minutes until it turns a slightly darker shade.
Mix in the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until the peanut butter melts.
Pour that bad boy right over the top of the popcorn and stir it in.
The peanut butter fudgy deliciousness will clump together, but just keep stirring it around and mixing and eventually it will all get evenly distributed.
I think Henry has Prader-Willi Syndrome. He keeps popping up out of nowhere whenever there’s food around.
I just let it cool down inside the bowl; some pieces stuck together but the overall consistency is fudgy (it doesn’t harden too much), so it wasn’t a big deal to break up the clumps to eat ‘em.
I made a second batch of savory popcorn that I’ll share sometime later.
As a nice little aside, popcorn is definitely one of the things I love to always keep in the house, because it’s really easy to whip up a batch or two, flavor it however you want, and have a (okay, not totally) healthy snack that tastes delicious.
And to any New Yorkers out there, how amazing has this weather been?! So perfect, though it’s definitely starting to get a little chilly right now. Henry spent a fair amount of the day laying in the sunshine, reading the newspaper, and packing up his toys for the big move.