This is my recipe for peanut butter cup caramel popcorn. I love making this recipe when I have my nieces and nephews over for a sleepover. We like to change up the recipe sometimes and pick different candy bars to try it with. The kids love to experiment with different candies on top of their popcorn. Also try melting chocolate chips and drizzling it on top of the popcorn. Just let the chocolate set before you eat it, or it will be a little messy. I hope you have fun making this recipe as well. Please comment and let me know which candy bar is your favorite to use when you try this recipe. Happy eating!
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1/4 cup of corn syrup
- 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 10 cups of already popped popcorn
- 3 cups of chopped up peanut butter cups
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Place aluminum foil on your baking sheet and set aside.
- Over medium heat on your stove top, combine 1/2 cup of butter, 1/4 cup of corn syrup and 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar.
- Simmer mixture without stirring for 4 minutes or until it begins to form bubbles on top.
- Once it starts to bubble, continue to cook for an additional 3 minutes while stirring occasionally so that the sugar does not burn to the pan.
- Remove your mixture from heat and add in 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Add in your 10 cups of already popped popcorn and 3 cups of chopped up peanut butter cups.
- Carefully mix until the popcorn and peanut butter cups are covered in the syrupy mixture.
- Spread your popcorn mixture onto your already prepared baking sheet.
- Cook for 10 minutes, while flipping your popcorn every 3 minutes to make sure your coating doesn’t fall off your popcorn while baking.
- Remove from your oven and let your popcorn completely cool for 12 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy.