Monday, January 4, 2010

Peanut Butter Popcorn

I'm on a peanut butter kick lately. It seems that most of my recipes lately contain this staple. But..peanut butter is healthy.Right? So...essentially we're serving up health food here. Right? That's what I thought.
Moving on, this is great snack especially for your kids. If you took away all the candy and sugar it would be super healthy, but there's no need to get crazy here. But I guess you could leave the candy out, if you just had to. This would be great to send to school with the kids for snack or to have on hand to beat the afternoon munchies. I usually store mine in the refrigerator. It tends to keep the popcorn fresh and crunchy for longer. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Popcorn

2 (3.5 ounce) packages microwave popcorn, popped
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
20 large marshmallows
1 cup M&M's or any small candy.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
1.Pour popcorn into a large baking pan. Set aside. In a glass or plastic bowl, combine the margarine, brown sugar, and marshmallows. Cook at 1 minute intervals in the microwave, stirring between each time, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in the peanut butter until well blended. Pour the melted mixture over the popcorn, and stir quickly to coat the popcorn. Bake at 200 degrees for 30 minutes (stirring every 10 minutes).  Remove from oven and toss. Sprinkle with candy. Let cool completely. Store in refrigerator to keep popcorn fresh.


Sonya said...

oh yum..I wish we were neighbors! lol

Lindsay Rudolph said...

That looks wonderful! Popcorn is a weakness of mine, especially when it is SWEET!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am so happy you found the Pecan recipe useful. Have a wonderful weekend!