Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Popcorn

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Crunchy popcorn, salty pretzels, and mini peanut butter cups covered in peanut butter caramel and generously drizzled with chocolate and peanut butter make up this absolutely irresistible snack.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Popcorn

This is a fun peanut butter twist on traditional caramel popcorn with some mini pretzels and peanut butter cups thrown in. Super fun and pretty much addicting.

I’m all about fun snack options and there are so many to choose from for every possible occasion! Buckeyes are a classic chocolate peanut butter snack that my family loves.

From Raspberry Brie Cracker Bites to French Bread Pizza (when you’re a little more hungry than snacky), Nutella Swirled Pumpkin Dip to Pumpin Pie Truffle Bites, it’s all so very tasty.

Pizza Popcorn and White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn are two more popcorns that you’ll be snacking by the handful. For the ultimate in savory-sweet combinations, the Peanut Butter Pretzel Buckeyes have been a huge hit with everyone who tries them.

Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Popcorn

  1. Combine the popped popcorn and pretzels in a large bowl and set aside. Grease a sheet pan and set aside. In a saucepan, heat the sugar and honey over medium heat until bubbly, boil gently for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Stir in the salt and vanilla. Pour over the popcorn and pretzels and stir gently to coat. Spread onto the greased sheet pan and allow to cool.
  3. When cool, sprinkle with the mini peanut butter cups. Melt the milk chocolate chips by microwaving for 10-second intervals, stirring between each session. When melted, drizzle over the cooled popcorn. Repeat with the peanut butter chips. Let cool to harden. Store in an airtight container.
Sweet and salty chocolate peanut butter cup popcorn

The recipe below is written with instructions for making the popcorn on the stovetop. However, feel free to make your popcorn on the stovetop, in the microwave, or however you like best.

Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Popcorn

Crunchy popcorn, salty pretzels, and mini peanut butter cups covered in peanut butter caramel and generously drizzled with milk chocolate and peanut butter.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Cuisine: American

Ingredients 

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 cups mini pretzel twists
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chocolate chips

Instructions

Stove-Top Popcorn Instructions

  • In a heavy stockpot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add a few kernels of popcorn. When the kernels pop, add the remaining popcorn and cover it with a lid. Gently shake the pot over the burner to keep them from burning as the kernels pop. Continue shaking until the popping has slowed. Remove from heat and let cool.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Popcorn Instructions

  • Combine the popped popcorn and pretzels in a large bowl and set aside. Grease a sheet pan and set aside. In a saucepan, heat the sugar and honey over medium heat until bubbly, boil gently for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Stir in the salt and vanilla. Pour over the popcorn and pretzels and stir gently to coat. Spread onto the greased sheet pan and allow to cool.
  • When cool, sprinkle with the mini peanut butter cups. Melt the milk chocolate chips by microwaving for 10-second intervals, stirring between each session. When melted, drizzle over the cooled popcorn. Repeat with the peanut butter chips. Let cool to harden. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup
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{originally published 12/7/16 – recipe notes and photos updated 2/8/22}

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  1. Isadora Guidoni says

    Peanut butter + pretzels + popcorn? You’re mixing my favorite treats ever into one good-looking bowl! Thank you so much for this. I can’t wait to try, must be so delicious!

  2. Vicki says

    If you pop the corn using oil and corn kernels, how many cups of popcorn does it make? Could you just use one of the bags that are ready to pop in the microwave.

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