Friday, March 29, 2013

Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

Our sweet Annie was home from college over Spring Break.  She is loving her sorority and her new Big Sis - Megan.  Megan showered Annie with tons of PiPhi goodies but one of Annie's very favorite gifts was Megan's Peanut Butter Popcorn.  I am a huge peanut butter fan so Annie and I couldn't wait to make it.  OH MY STARS!  If you love peanut butter and chocolate.... and popcorn.  This is a great combination of sweet and salty!  You have to make this immediately!  I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about it!  INDULGE... and ENJOY!!  Thanks Megan for being such a great BIG SIS to Annie and for this wonderful recipe!

                                                Megan and Annie

Peanut Butter Cup Popcorn

2 bags of microwave popcorn (I used one bag of a double bag of Vic's popcorn - 4 1/2 oz)
2 cups honey roasted peanuts
4 cups mini peanut butter cups
3 cups peanut butter chips (I just used 2 bags)
1 Tbsp oil or shortening ( I used oil)
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Place popped popcorn, peanuts, peanut butter cups in a large bowl.  Melt peanut butter chips and oil in a double boiler or in the microwave stirring at 30 second intervals.  Pour melted peanut butter chips over popcorn mixture.  Stir gently to coat. Spread the mixture onto a waxed paper lined counter.  Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips.  Spoon into a ziploc bag.  Snip the corner of the ziploc bag and drizzle all over popcorn. Let popcorn sit until chocolate is set.  Store in an airtight container!  

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