Honey Peanut Butter Popcorn

 This Honey Peanut Butter Popcorn makes for a deliciously addicting sweet and gooey treat – perfect for movie nights and sleepovers!

Peanut Butter Popcorn Snack


When I was younger, I would go over to my best friend Dana’s house and her mom would make us some really special popcorn. Peanut Butter popcorn to be exact. A whole roaster pan of it. And through the sleep-over party we would no doubt eat the entire thing. Yes, 2 pre-teen girls + a roaster pan full of popcorn. It was amazing and delicious and sooo addictive.


movie night snack recipe popcorn


I have always made this with corn syrup before, but as I was pouring the corn syrup in I always cringed a little (and then promptly forgot about it as I was stuffing my face). But in my quest to help my family eat a little less processed, I decided to make this version with no corn syrup and instead use another sweet and sticky substitute – honey!


This quick and easy popcorn recipe makes one heck of a treat – chewed and gooey with just her with hint of sweetness. Its perfectly addictive and the perfect movie night snack!


So invite some friends over, pick out an awesome movie, and indulge in some of this popcorn!!


honey peanut butter popcorn


Peanut Butter Popcorn FAQ:

What kind of peanut butter should you use?

  • You can use either Crunchy or Creamy Peanut Butter here!
  • I have also tested this recipe with “conventional” peanut butter and organic, needs to be refrigerated peanut butter, and both have turned out stellar results. So go ahead and use whichever kind you want.

How else can you make this easy peanut butter recipe?

  • For an extra special treat, add in some salted roasted peanuts, chocolate covered candies, or even chocolate chips! The more the merrier, right?

How do you store peanut butter popcorn?

  • If you place this in an tightly sealed container the peanut butter coating will stay softer and stickier. If you place this in a loosely covered container, the peanut butter coating will turn a bit harder and more resemble a peanut butter caramel corn.


Bowls of Peanut Butter Popcorn


Peanut Butter Day Recipes

*This post was updated with new photos on 1/24/18.
Honey Peanut Butter Popcorn

Honey Peanut Butter Popcorn

Yield: 4-6 Servings
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Honey Peanut Butter Popcorn makes for a deliciously addicting sweet and gooey treat - perfect for movie nights and sleepovers!


  •  3/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


Pop the popcorn.
Sift through all the popcorn and make sure that you remove any unpopped kernels.
Put the popcorn in the largest bowl you own (this will help with the mixing)
In a medium saucepan, melt the honey and the sugar together, stirring occasionally, until simmering.
Allow to simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat.
Add the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until combined well.
Remove from heat and pour the sauce over the popcorn.
Mix well until the popcorn is evenly coated.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 425 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 167mg Carbohydrates: 69g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 62g Protein: 7g

Looking for other awesome Peanut Butter treats? Try these out!

Chocolate Stout and Peanut Butter Swirled Brownies 


Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Donuts with Peanut Butter Icing




  • Reply
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
    August 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    I have been thinking about making peanut butter popcorn! Great pick.

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    Ilan @ IronWhisk.com
    August 27, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    I love all flavoured popcorns, and peanut butter is an awesome flavour. It's so cool that it's the same recipe after all this time.. I wonder where they both got it from.

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    August 27, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    This looks like the perfect snack for movie nights in. Yum!

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    Baking Addict
    August 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    I am a peanut butter addict so probably would have chosen the same recipe given the choice. I love that it brings back childhood memories for you 🙂

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    August 27, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Yes! This is good stuff. Glad the recipe is getting shared & good to see other people share our obsession.

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    August 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    Hmmm 🙂

    I love how your wrote how much it yields. 😉 lol

    Glad you liked the recipe! Definitely my favourite popcorn recipe ever!

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    Sarah E.
    August 27, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    I have never had pb popcorn, but it sounds like a GREAT idea.

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    August 27, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    I've made this once and it was amazing! Your pictures are great! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Kate | Food Babbles
    August 27, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Ooo!! This sounds SO good! Too bad my little one has a peanut allergy… oh how I miss peanut butter. I'm a total popcorn addict so this sounds right up my alley. Oh and I had your blog this month! I loved looking around your site. Everything here looks SO good! You made it very hard to decide 😉

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    August 28, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    I have never heard nor imagined PB popcorn! What a brilliant idea! Gorgeous job on your PB popcorn…it's super yummy looking!

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    Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies
    August 28, 2012 at 3:30 AM

    This sounds great! I've never had peanut butter popcorn…definite must try! Great SRC pick!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker
    August 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    This sounds absolutely delicious – yum! Will definitely have to try this soon!

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    August 28, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Oh my … I love peanut butter … and this sounds like a wonderful use for it! Great SRC pick!

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    August 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM

    I have a feeling my kids would love this popcorn!

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    April Tuell
    August 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    I've made Anne's Peanut Butter Popcorn before too, and it is delicious. Great pictures. 🙂

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    April Tuell
    August 30, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    I've made Anne's Peanut Butter Popcorn before too, and it's delicious. Great Pictures. 🙂

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    Shari TheSaucyGourmet
    August 31, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Peanut butter and popcorn, WOW. I can't wait to try this recipe, great choice!

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    March 4, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    OMG. I just made this and the peanut-buttery caramel (I boiled it a bit longer to make harder when set) is so good that I legitimately sustained an injury trying to scrape it off the bottom of the popcorn bowl! Like, blood and a bandaid and everything. Which is to say, THIS IS DELICIOUS.

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    Colleen - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accoplice
    January 24, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    This totally sounds like a must try recipe…like as soon as possible!!!

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    Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
    January 24, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    Yummy! We always have popcorn on Friday nights and I’ll have to try this recipe soon!

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    January 25, 2018 at 2:04 AM

    Oooooh, my kids would just gobble this up!

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    Amy's Cooking Adventures
    January 25, 2018 at 3:13 AM

    Oh yum! It reminds me of popcorn balls!

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    Cindy @CindysRecipesandWritings
    January 25, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    We love popcorn here, I have to try this!

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    January 25, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    OH Yeah…..now that’s what I’m talking about!!!

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    Cookaholic Wife
    January 25, 2018 at 7:25 PM

    I’m a popcorn addict. I can’t wait to try this.

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    The Freshman Cook
    January 26, 2018 at 1:28 AM

    What a great recipe! I haven’t heard of peanut butter popcorn, but I love the idea! I bet it was fun when your friends mom used to make it for you!

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    February 6, 2018 at 2:36 AM

    Popcorn and peanut butter happen to be two of my weaknesses. I can see why a roaster of the original would disappear and I love the honey update!

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    February 6, 2018 at 12:21 PM

    Salty, sweet, crunchy, I’m in!

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    Liz @ Books n' Cooks
    February 6, 2018 at 10:37 PM

    Oh my goodness this sounds and looks amazing. Right up my ally.

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    February 7, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Perfect for family movie night. We love popcorn and peanut butter. Can’t wait to try them together.

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    Jade @ Jonesin' For Taste
    February 10, 2018 at 4:54 AM

    Honey and peanut butter is such a classic combo. I love making special homemade popcorn for movie night. I bet pretzels and chocolate candies would be a great addition to this for an extra special treat.

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    February 22, 2018 at 4:25 AM

    I’ve done honey popcorn. I’ve done peanut butter popcorn. There’s no way this honey peanut butter popcorn can be bad!

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