Peanut Butter Puffcorn is like Caramel Popcorn with the delicious addition of peanut butter!
When 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
To 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.
My 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.
I’m wondering if I should drizzle the Peanut Butter Puffcorn with some chocolate…what do you think?