Peanut Butter lovers, this one is for you. This Peanut Butter Popcorn is sweet, salty, delicious and chock full of peanut butter flavor and Reese’s Pieces candy.

Closeup on a white serving bowl filled with Peanut Butter Popcorn that is topped with Reese's Pieces.

We have a new addition to our Sweet Popcorn series and Peanut Butter lovers … this one is for you!   Sweet, salty, and peanut-buttery popcorn is mixed with crunchy Reese’s Pieces and a sprinkling of M&M’s.  If you like Peanut Butter and chocolate we think you’ll like our Peanut Butter Popcorn. It is a fun and delicious family treat.  And it is so easy to make.  Your family will beg you to make it again and again!

Ingredients You Will Need

All the ingredients you will need to make Peanut Butter Popcorn including popcorn, mini marshmallows, peanut butter, butter, salt, Reese's Pieces and Pretzel M&M's.

Preparing the Popcorn

Collage image showing how to prepare the homemade popcorn.

Step 1: You will need 10 cups of popcorn. We pop our popcorn on the stove (you can find our directions on How to Make Perfect Popcorn here) but you can use air-popped or microwave. 
Step 2: After the popcorn is popped, make sure to remove all of the un-popped kernels.  You don’t want to bite down on one of those! 
Step 3: Once you have made the popcorn, salt it liberally.  It is so nice to taste the salty popcorn with the sweet marshmallow coating.  Not quite like Kettle Corn but close.

How to Prepare the Marshmallow Mixture

Collage image showing how to make the marshmallow mixture for the popcorn.

Step 4: To make the Marshmallow Mixture, add 3 tablespoons of butter to a medium saucepan.  Melt the butter on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter is completely melted.
Step 5: Add 3 cups of mini marshmallows to the saucepan.
Step 6: Stir until the marshmallows are covered in butter, and then continue to stir until the marshmallows are completely melted.
Step 7: Take the marshmallow mixture off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted.

Adding the Peanut Butter

Collage image showing how to add the peanut butter to the marshmallow mixture.

Step 8: When the mini marshmallows are nearly melted, add 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter.
Step 9: Continue to stir until the peanut butter is completely combined with the melted marshmallows.

Making the Sweet Popcorn

Collage image showing how to cover the popcorn with the peanut butter marshmallow mixture.

Step 10 & 11:  Slowly pour about a third of the peanut butter mixture over the salted popcorn.
Step 12: Gently fold the peanut butter mixture in with the popcorn.  Continue to add the marshmallow mixture a bit at a time, stirring between each addition.
Step 13: The popcorn should be completely covered in the warm peanut butter marshmallow mixture. 

Candy Mix-In’s

Peanut Butter Popcorn laying flat in a cookie sheet sitting next to a ramekin filled with Brown Pretzel M&M's and a glass bowl filled with Reese's Pieces candy.

Step 14: Here is the candy that we added to our Peanut Butter Popcorn.  We used a package of Reese’s Pieces,  and a handful of brown Pretzel M&M’s.

Assembling the Popcorn

Collage image showing how to add the candy mixins to the Peanut Butter Popcorn.

Step 15: Now pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, foil, or a Silpat liner. Use the spatula to even the popcorn out on the cookie sheet.
Step 16: Sprinkle the candy onto the popcorn.  Allow the popcorn to cool before you serve it.

Expert Tips & FAQ’s

What kind of popcorn should I use?

We make our popcorn from scratch on the stove – nothing is better than that in our opinion.  You can find all the tips and tricks you need to make the perfect popcorn right here.  You can also use Microwave popcorn but you should use a type that has no butter flavoring added. 

How much salt should I put on the popcorn?

The contrast of sweet and salty in this popcorn recipe is super yummy.  To get that combination you should lean towards over-salting the popcorn.  We try to salt the popcorn as soon as it comes out of the pan so that salt sticks to the hot popcorn.

How long will the popcorn last?

Our family loves this popcorn so it has never lasted longer than a day at our house.  This popcorn definitely tastes the best right after it is made but will keep for a few days in an airtight container. The popcorn is a little chewier the next day because the popcorn absorbs some of the moisture from the marshmallow mixture but it still tastes good.

Closeup on a white serving bowl filled with Peanut Butter Popcorn.

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Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut Butter Popcorn

Yield 10 cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Peanut Butter lovers, this one is for you. This Peanut Butter Popcorn is sweet, salty, delicious and chock full of peanut butter flavor and chocolate candy.

Ingredients

  • 10 Cups of Popped Popcorn
  • 3 tablespoons Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted)
  • 3 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Reese's Pieces candy
  • 1/2 cup Brown Pretzel M&M's

Instructions

  1. You will need 10 cups of popcorn. We pop our popcorn on the stove (you can find our directions on How to Make Perfect Popcorn here) but you can use air-popped or microwave.
  2. After the popcorn is popped, make sure to remove all of the un-popped kernels.  You don’t want to bite down on one of those!
  3. Once you have made the popcorn, salt it liberally.  It is so nice to taste the salty popcorn with the sweet marshmallow coating.  Not quite like Kettle Corn but close.
  4. To make the Marshmallow Mixture, add 3 tablespoons of butter to a medium saucepan.  Melt the butter on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter is completely melted.
  5. Add 3 cups of mini marshmallows to the saucepan.
  6. Stir until the marshmallows are covered in butter, and then continue to stir until the marshmallows are completely melted.
  7. Take the marshmallow mixture off the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted.
  8. When the mini marshmallows are nearly melted, add 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter.
  9. Continue to stir until the peanut butter is completely combined with the melted marshmallows.
  10. Slowly pour about a third of the peanut butter mixture over the salted popcorn.
  11. Gently fold the peanut butter mixture in with the popcorn.  Continue to add the marshmallow mixture a bit at a time, stirring between each addition.
  12. The popcorn should be completely covered in the warm peanut butter marshmallow mixture.
  13. Now pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, foil, or a Silpat liner. Use the spatula to even the popcorn out on the cookie sheet.
  14. Sprinkle the candy onto the popcorn.
  15. Allow the popcorn to cool before you serve it.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!