Peanut Butter Puffcorn Recipe

Peanut Butter Puffcorn is like Caramel Popcorn with the delicious addition of peanut butter!

Peanut Butter PuffcornWhen I was growing up, we used to call puffcorn, baby popcorn, because while we were eating regular popcorn, the “babies” would get puffcorn. With no kernels or hulls, it dissolves in their mouths and it is safer for little kids. We would break the puffcorn into little pieces for them to eat. But us older kids always thought the puffcorn looked good, so we were always asking my mom if we could have some baby popcorn.

I still like eating puffcorn out of the bag, but my favorite way to eat it is coated with caramel! Several years ago when we had out-of-town relatives staying with us, I made some peanut butter caramel popcorn. I had forgotten all about it until one day my sister-in-law told me that she still remembers how good it was. She said she had the recipe from me and was going to make it. I wanted to try making peanut butter popcorn again too, but decided to use puffcorn instead of popcorn

Caramel Puffcorn Peanut Butter RecipeTo make the Peanut Butter Puffcorn, start by pouring the puffcorn into a large, greased roasting pan. Put butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and light corn syrup in a large saucepan (mixture will bubble up so it has to be large). Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add baking soda and the mixture will foam up. Pour mixture over the puffcorn in the roasting pan and stir to coat. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven, pour onto waxed paper and break into pieces.

Peanut Butter PopcornMy husband brought a large bowl of this puffcorn to work and everyone loved it. One of the guys, who grabbed a handful each time he passed, said it was like crack because he couldn’t stop eating it.

Peanut Butter Caramel CornI’m wondering if I should drizzle the Peanut Butter Puffcorn with some chocolatewhat do you think?

Peanut Butter Puffcorn Recipe
Adapted from Caramel Popcorn
  • 22 cups puffcorn (I used two 3½ oz bags)
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Pour puffcorn into a large, greased roasting pan.
  2. Put butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and light corn syrup in a large saucepan (mixture will bubble up so it has to be big).
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add baking soda and mixture will foam up.
  5. Pour mixture over puffcorn and stir to coat.
  6. Bake at 250 degrees for 45 mintues, stirring every 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, pour onto waxed paper and break into pieces.

Love popcorn? Here are couple more of my popcorn recipes:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gourmet PopcornChocolate Peanut Butter Cup Gourmet Popcorn

Brown Sugar Kettle Corn RecipeBrown Sugar Cinnamon Kettle Corn

Popcorn Recipes From Friends:

Salted Chocolate Caramel Popcorn from Diethood
White Chocolate Puffcorn from Julie’s Eats and Treats
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn from Wine and Glue

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  1. O.M.G. I made this at a friends house last night and it was AMAZING! It was as good going in to the oven as it was coming out. I have another batch in the oven as I type! :)

  2. Oh. My. Gosh. I looooooooooooooooooove puffcorn, but I never thought about like, DOING anything with it. After this I’m gonna make chocolate puffcorn and caramel puffcorn and….Ooooh, the possibilities are endless. Thank you for this, you clever genius, you!

  3. My students used to bring this for me when I was a teacher….not the peanut butter kind, but the caramel puff corn! And I loved it!! PB is such a fun & delicious twist!

  4. Seriously, you have the best recipes! This sounds ridiculous and I have to make it ASAP!

  5. Seriously. This is going to be my new addiction! I love all things Puff Corn!

  6. My kids would go CRAZY for this, Tonia!! Yummy!!

  7. wow!! Ace recipe, one question though, Can the corn syrup be left out/substituted???

  8. Oh, Yum. My family would love this. Make a gift basket; Bag it up and give as gifts as well
    Nice thing about the Puffcorn there’s no kernels to deal with.
    Did you use the plain Puff corn in your recipe or a flavored kind

  9. Sounds delicious but what is puff corn and where can you find it?

  10. My husband would love this.

  11. This is such a seriously smart recipe Tonia! Gosh you are such a little genius!

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