Peanut Butter and Popcorn

Peanut butter and popcorn combine to give a fast sweet n salty crunchy snack to munch on while watching your favorite streaming show or movie. Surprisingly, peanut butter and popcorn is a very delicious combination as a reasonably healthy snack. And, there are many other options like honey or parmesan cheese as well. This is part of our Appetizers & Snacks Recipe Category.

About Peanut Butter and Popcorn Recipe

Many are quite shocked the first time having it. The nutty flavor of peanut butter combined with the salty crunch of popcorn is perfect together. And adding sweet honey or brown sugar is incredible. So, let’s make this dynamic snack recipe now!

This is a very easy and healthy peanut butter popcorn recipe from the microwave. This snack will get you full and satisfied. Enjoy it without guilt.
Peanut Butter and Popcorn Recipe

Sweet n Salty Peanut Butter on Popcorn

Peanut butter on popcorn is a great combination for an easy snack. With any added options of brown sugar or honey, you now have a sweet n salty blend. And the popcorn adds the super crunch that everyone likes. These are all a few common ingredients that are easy to combine together into the popcorn. Peanut butter gives that creamy and nutty flavor.

Peanut Butter Popcorn Microwave

This peanut butter popcorn microwave recipe is too easy to ignore. It uses minimal ingredients, makes the perfect snack, and is ready in a few minutes.

Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe Without Corn Syrup

Finally, a sweet n salty snack that doesn’t use corn syrup. Just pop the popcorn and make the popcorn “sauce”, and toss them all together. It’s that easy!

These ingredients contain some healthy aspects and offer a good source of energy for any time of day. It’s good as an afternoon snack to enjoy or you could even have it as a dessert after dinner.

Serving Peanut Butter Popcorn
Serving Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut Butter and Popcorn Sauce

Try making this peanut butter and popcorn sauce to add over your popped popcorn. You can either drizzle it over the top or you can mix it up throughout all the popcorn.

And since this peanut butter sauce is made with several ingredients, you can adjust each to make the flavor match you best. Adjust the saltiness or the sweetness by increasing or reducing each item as you add it.

And the recipe has some options for adjusting some different types of ingredients to really spice it up. Check it out and look at the use of Soy Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, and other creative possibilities. Make your movie night a hit!

How Much Popcorn to Use for Peanut Butter and Popcorn?

For 2 people for regular popcorn, you can use about 2 ounces (1/4 cup) of kernels to get 8 cups (2 quarts) of popped popcorn. However, this will be lower or higher depending on the brand you use. And, with added ingredients such as this recipe, your servings sizes will be much lower because of the adding filling this gives everyone.

To see more measurements, check out this “Unpopped Kernels to Popped Popcorn” posting from

Similar Snacks

Here are some similar snacks or snack dips you might find good that are different from this popcorn treat but still great while watching your favorite shows or a movie.

Conclusion of Peanut Butter and Popcorn

So, next time you make some popcorn in the microwave, think about the peanut butter you already have. Peanut butter is packed with protein and healthy fats. So make this recipe of peanut butter and popcorn and enjoy your crunchy snack while watching your favorite streaming shows.

Peanut Butter and Popcorn Recipe

Peanut Butter Popcorn Microwave

This is a very easy and healthy peanut butter popcorn recipe from the microwave. This snack will get you full and satisfied. Enjoy it without guilt.
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 214kcal

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  • ¼ cup popcorn kernels 2 ozs = ¼ cup
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil for coating kernels; best is peanut oil or olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Pop ¼ cup popcorn kernels using the 1 tsp vegetable oil in the microwave your usual way and set aside.
    ¼ cup popcorn kernels, 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • Combine the popcorn sauce ingredients (2 Tbsp butter, 3 Tbsp peanut butter, 2 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp brown sugar, ¼ tsp salt) in a microwavable bowl. Heat to melting (covered) n a microwave (about 45 seconds), stir well, and set aside.
    2 Tbsp butter, 3 Tbsp peanut butter, 2 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp brown sugar, ¼ tsp salt
  • Pour the prepared sauce over the popcorn and combine by tossing to thoroughly coat all. Then serve in bowls with a tablespoon for each. Alternatively, you can spread out the coated popcorn on an oil coated baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 10 minutes; then, let cool for 15-30 minutes. No serving spoon is required using this oven method.


Reduced sweetness:  You can reduce or drop one or both of the honey and brown sugar.
For a spicy kick: Drop the honey but add in an equal amount of soy sauce, followed by a dash of chili powder.
For a cheese flavor:  Drop the honey and brown sugar.  Then, sprinkle in your desired amount of parmesan cheese or shredded cheddar cheese.
For some fruit flavor:  Can optionally add in some raisins or dried cranberries directly on the popcorn.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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