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  This Peanut Butter and Honey Popcorn makes for a deliciously addicting, sweet and gooey treat – perfect for movie nights and sleepovers!
Three bowls of peanut butter popcorn sitting on a wooden table. Some popcorn kernals are spilled around the table and a white towel is on the table too

When I was younger, I would go over to my best friend’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.

This Peanut butter and honey popcorn makes for a deliciously addicting sweet and gooey treat - perfect for movie nights and sleepovers!
A bowl of peanut butter popcorn sitting on a wooden table next to a knitted blanket
A black bowl with peanut butter popcorn sitting on a wooden table

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 – chewy and gooey with just her with hint of sweetness. Peanut butter and honey popcorn is a 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!!

Three bowls of peanut butter popcorn sitting on a white knitted blanket, which is sitting on a wooden table

This recipe only takes about 10-15 minutes to make, so its a perfect quick recipe for when you need a tasty treat asap!

ingredients for peanut butter popcorn with text labels

How to make peanut butter popcorn

This recipe is very simple to make! Here is a brief overview of the recipe to give you an idea of how it works. For the full set of directions and measurements, please make sure you scroll down to the recipe card below!

Mixing the dough.

  1. Mix the ingredients together until combined.
  2. Cover the bowl and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.
  1. If you are making homemade popcorn, pop it. Then sift through it and make sure you remove all the un-popped kernels. You can also use plain store-bought popcorn. Place the popcorn in the largest bowl you own – I often use a turkey roaster!
  2. Heat the honey and sugar together in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring frequently and allowing them to melt and come to a gentle simmer.
  3. Simmer for 3 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Whisk in the peanut butter and vanilla, and stir well to combine.
  5. Remove from heat and pour the sauce over the popcorn, mixing well until the popcorn is evenly coated.
  6. Dig in!

Recipe Notes:

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

Storage Information

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.

It will keep for up to 4 days, if you can even make it last that long.

A bowl of peanut butter popcorn sitting on a wooden table next to a knitted blanket

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A bowl of peanut butter popcorn sitting on a wooden table next to a knitted blanket

Honey Peanut Butter Popcorn

This Peanut butter and honey popcorn makes for a deliciously addicting sweet and gooey treat – perfect for movie nights and sleepovers!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 Servings
Calories: 425kcal
Author: Jenni


  • ¾ cup popcorn kernels
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ 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.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 167mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 62g




  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 🙂

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

  5. annejisca says:

    Hmmm 🙂

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

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

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

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

  8. Kate | Food Babbles says:

    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 😉

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

  10. Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says:

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

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

  12. I have a feeling my kids would love this popcorn!

  13. April Tuell says:

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

  14. April Tuell says:

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

  15. korenainthekitchen.com says:

    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.

  16. Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids says:

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

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

  18. Cookaholic Wife says:

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

  19. The Freshman Cook says:

    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!

  20. 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!

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. Andrea W. says:

    This popcorn is AMAZING! I made it for the Super Bowl party and it was delicious! It’s an easy recipe. I used 2 bags of popcorn instead of popping my own and added peanuts. SO good! I highly recommend giving it a try.

  25. This was addicting for sure. Such a unique treat. Will be making again.

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