This popcorn is sure to be overload of sweet, salty, crunchy satisfying. Taking all but a little time to whip up, it’s sure to be a fun thing to give away to a new neighbor, good friend, or eat by yourself on movie night.
I’d say in my house, we probably have homemade popcorn almost every other night. I’ve never been able to eat microwavable popcorn because of all the additives and preservatives, so we simply get the pot out, throw in a bit of oil and make it over the stove. Not only do I personally think it tastes better, but it’s a heck of a lot healthier for you. Greg takes his with butter and lots of salt. I like mine usually with a tiny amount of butter, cheese powder and lots of garlic powder. On a side note- if you need quick popcorn because you have kids, or you lead a crazy lifestyle, then the only type of microwave popcorn I’ll recommend is Quinn Popcorn which is phenomenal, not to mention GMO free and organic.
The other night however, we were headed over to some friends’ house for dinner and a movie. I decided to whip something up, but didn’t have a clue what to bring. I looked in my cabinet and found my jar of Fluff that I’ve had forever, but done nothing with. Most people put it on sandwiches or use it in fudge, but I don’t do either so I’m not really sure why I had it. I think a bunch of us have those types of items. Anyways, I thought about bringing popcorn, but I wanted to jazz it up. Cookies and cream sounded good, but then a fluffier nutter type popcorn came to mind. Fluffer Nutter for all of you who may have been hiding under a rock is amazing! It’s Fluff (marshmallow) and peanut butter. If you get it as a sundae, even better!
Basically what came about was a fluffernutter sauce and cookie crumbs sprinkled on popcorn which was then baked to harden up. The baking was the longest part of the whole process! Now since I’m choosing to be gluten free in my home, I had to make my own chocolate cookie crumbs for this which means this recipe can be made gluten free or for those who love them some gluten!
We had a great time with our friends, and everyone who had the popcorn loved it, so I hope you all enjoy. Feel free to take this recipe to a new level and add shelled peanuts, chocolate chips, M&M’s, whatever your heart desires. Happy snacking!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn
1/4 cup of unsalted Butter
1 1/2 cups of Fluff (or 15 large Marshmallows with 1 tablespoon of Corn Syrup)
1/3 cup of Brown Sugar
1/4 cup of Peanut Butter
10 cups of air popped Popcorn, unseasoned
1 cup of Chocolate Cookie Crumbs
Salt to taste
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Set aside a cookie sheet.
In a small microwave safe bowl, combine Butter, Fluff and Brown Sugar. Heat in microwave at thirty second intervals until Butter is fully melted. Stir until a smooth sauce is formed. Add in Peanut Butter and stir again till a smooth creamy sauce is achieved.
In a large bowl combine Fluffernutter sauce with Popcorn. Stir till coated. Sprinkle in Chocolate Cookie Crumbs and place coated popcorn onto an even layer on your cookie sheet. It will be a couple of inches high, and if you prefer, you can use two sheets. Bake for a total of 45 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and Salt. Allow to cool.
Store in an airtight container for up to one week if you’re able to wait for that long to consume it.