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!  


anniebakes said...

this looks like it's right up my alley, thanks for sharing and I'm so glad your annie is enjoying her first year at college!! anne

Cindy said...

This looks delicious! I will try it soon.