You know those foods that, no matter where you eat them or how old you are, bring childhood memories rushing back in the blink of an eye? For me, it’s strawberry cake (reminiscent of an especially fun birthday party), steamed oysters (reminders of the wonderful roasts my entire family used to have at my aunt’s house), and—my favorite—peanut butter popcorn.
My sister-in-law used to make this treat for me all the time when I was a little kid, right before we would curl up on the couch with my niece and nephew to watch a movie. Sadly, after she moved to Minnesota, I went years and years without having this ridiculously delicious, sticky treat—up until Mother’s Day that is, when I made a ton of homemade snacks for my mom, including a batch of peanut butter popcorn.
Rather than going out for Halloween, Harrison and I are staying in tonight to watch a scary movie (he hates them, I love them). But that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on all the sweet treats, which is exactly why I’m whipping up this simple, yummy recipe. Maybe it’ll distract Harrison from the movie so much that he won’t even have a chance to be scared!
Peanut Butter Popcorn (via Food.com)
Yield: 8 servings
6-8 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. In small pan, melt together corn syrup and sugar.
2. Add peanut butter to pan and melt, being careful not to burn peanut butter mixture.
3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
4. Stir mixture over popcorn.
What’s your favorite childhood snack? And Happy Halloween!