I can’t think of an easier, fun no-bake treat than this Peanut Butter Popcorn recipe. Freshly popped popcorn coated in a simple 4-ingredient peanut butter sauce, and reese’s pieces thrown in for good measure.

Want more snacks? Try my Caramel Popcorn, Muddy Buddies, or Chex Mix!

Peanut Butter Popcorn served in a bowl, with Reese's pieces candy in it.

If I’m ever looking for a quick movie-night treat, or kids “late-night” snack with their friends, this Peanut Butter Popcorn is always at the top of my mind. It requires only a few pantry ingredients and everyone goes crazy for it. I’ll often swap out a few cups of the popcorn and throw in pretzels, chex cereal and other candy, like candy corn, marshmallows, candy bar chunks. It’s a fun recipe to customize!

How to make Peanut Butter Popcorn:

Pop popcorn and add to an extra large mixing bowl.

Make Peanut Butter Sauce Combine honey and sugar over medium heat and stir well. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Add vanilla. 

Process photos for making peanut butter sauce in a saucepan.

Pour HALF of the warm sauce slowly over the popcorn and gently stir to coat the mixture. Add more peanut butter sauce to your liking as you gently stir (you may not use it all, depending on preference). 

Peanut butter sauce poured over popcorn, then stirred together and Reese's candy added on top.

Cool for a few minutes before eating. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations:

  • Fall Party Mix: Sub pretzels, cup-for-cup for some of the popcorn, and mix in some candy corn and m&m’s or Reese’s pieces at the end.
  • Toppings: After coating the popcorn in the peanut butter sauce, try adding some M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, chopped Butterfinger, or your favorite chocolate chips!
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn: After the peanut butter popcorn cools, drizzle on melted chocolate then let cool.

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Recipe

Peanut Butter Popcorn served in a bowl, with Reese's pieces candy in it.
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins
Total 13 mins
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 10-11 cups freshly popped popcorn

Peanut Butter Sauce:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 cups Reese's pieces , optional

Instructions
 

  • Add popcorn to an extra large mixing bowl.
  • In medium saucepan over medium heat add honey and sugar and stir well to combine.  Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in vanilla. 
  • Slowly pour HALF of the warm sauce over the popcorn mix and gently stir to coat. Drizzle more peanut butter sauce, until your desired coating (you may not use it all, depending on preference). Sprinkle in Reese's pieces, if using.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before eating. Enjoy!

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Notes

Makes about 10 cups popcorn.
Variations:
  • Fall Party Mix: After coating the popcorn in the peanut butter sauce, throw in pretzels, candy corn and reese’s pieces!
  • Toppings: After coating the popcorn in the peanut butter sauce, try adding some M&M’s, Reese’s Pieces, chopped Butterfinger, or your favorite chocolate chips!
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn: After the peanut butter popcorn cools, drizzle on melted chocolate then let cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 8gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 121mgPotassium: 222mgFiber: 3gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

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I originally shared this post October 2016. Updated August 2021.

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Lauren Allen

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  1. Do you think corn syrup would work instead of honey? I have never used corn syrup but I am not sure my husband would like honey.