Do you have those recipes that—no matter how old you are when you eat or make them—vividly remind you of your childhood? For me, it’s Peanut Butter Popcorn, a tooth-achingly sweet and addictive snack recipe that my sister-in-law used to make for movie nights and sleepovers when I was a little girl. After she moved to Minnesota years ago, I went a long time without having a single bite of this delicious snack—until two Mother’s Days ago when I whipped up some as part of a homemade sweets basket for my mom.
This past weekend, I got a sudden craving for the sweet and easy-to-make snack and decided to make it for Harrison and I to munch on. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that we ate it all in just a matter of hours (yes, I was definitely the biggest culprit in that situation). And though my blood sugar probably wasn’t too happy about it, my sweet tooth definitely was.
Check out the recipe below, then prepare to be addicted!
Peanut Butter Popcorn
Yield: 6-8 servings (recipe via Food.com)
6-8 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. In small pan, melt together corn syrup and sugar. Add peanut butter and melt, being careful not to burn peanut butter mixture.
2. Remove mixture from heat, then stir in vanilla.
3. Pour mixture over popped popcorn, stirring to coat. Eat immediately or store in air-tight container.