Peanut Butter Popcorn

If you love a good sweet and salty snack combo then this Peanut Butter Popcorn recipe is for you. It happens to be incredibly easy to make too! Have you popped your own popcorn from scratch before? Highly recommend!

This recipe is sponsored by The Popcorn Board, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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  • There are 120 calories in 2 tablespoons of kernels, and 2 tablespoons of kernels makes 4 cups of popped popcorn!

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Here’s what you need:

  • popcorn kernels
  • unrefined coconut oil
  • butter
  • powdered peanut butter
  • powdered sugar
  • salt

My first tip in stove top popcorn, make sure your pot is large enough! Use a Dutch oven or deep enough pot where you won’t get a ton of overflow. A 6-quart pot worked great for me. I use organic unrefined coconut oil because I always have it on hand, and is a great healthy fat. Avocado oil would also work, but you can use vegetable or olive oil too.

Second tip: use a loose fitting, or vented lid so the moisture can escape, this will prevent your popcorn from getting soggy from the excess steam.

It’s important to add the powdered peanut butter mixture right away, so it adheres to the hot popcorn. The bit of melted butter will help too. It’s best enjoyed immediately for fresh, crispy popcorn! You could even throw in other goodies to make it a fun snack mix.

Such a fun take on popcorn, and THE perfect movie night snack!

A tasty popcorn treat the whole family will love, and SO easy to make. There’s nothing like fresh popped stovetop popcorn! Hope you enjoy this delicious Peanut Butter Popcorn.

Peanut Butter Popcorn

A simple, sweet & salty twist on your favorite snack! Perfect for movie night!

Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Laura Doerr


  • 1/4 cup organic unrefined coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted

For the peanut butter topping

  • 4 tbsp powdered peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter topping ingredients and set aside.

  2. In a large pot or Dutch oven (6-quart or larger), heat coconut oil over medium-high heat with 2 popcorn kernels. Cover until you hear the kernels pop. Remove the 2 popped kernels. Stir in the rest of the popcorn kernels. Cover, but with the lid vented to allow some steam to escape. Once the popping slows, and there are about 2 seconds between pops, remove from heat and take the lid off to allow steam to escape to avoid soggy popcorn.

  3. Drizzle with melted butter, stir to coat. Sprinkle and stir in the powdered peanut butter mixture. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I’ve found this popping method is helpful to avoid overheating your oil, and burning the popcorn. If your oil starts to smoke, it’s too hot and your popcorn could taste burnt. Other oils would work as well, like avocado oil, or vegetable oil.

The powdered peanut butter mixture can be sprinkled on fresh popped bagged popcorn as well. It just needs something to adhere to, like melted butter.

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