The other day we had unexpected friends over and while they started opening some beers in the kitchen, I made some kettle corn to snack on. This is what I love about popcorn, it’s so easy and quick to make. The variety of flavors you can add to it is basically endless. And this Peanut butter popcorn is such a divine combo! I’ve partnered with Calve Peanut Butter to create this recipe. It’s crunchy, salty, sweet and addictive. The perfect snack for movie night and it also makes a nice edible gift.
This recipe makes 1 large bowl of popcorn.
For the popcorn:
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
105grs of popcorn kernels (1/2 a cup)
For the Peanut butter & sea salt caramel sauce:
100grs of sugar (3/4 cup)
45grs of butter tablespoons of butter (3 tablespoons)
105grs of water (¾ cup)
75grs of Calve smooth peanut butter (1/3 of a cup)
1 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt
1 ½ to 2 teaspoons of baking soda
Brush one very large bowl with vegetable oil. If you don’t have one large enough, grease two medium ones. Keep in mind that you need to have enough space to coat all the popcorn in the caramel.
Line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
In a large pan with a lid, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the popcorn, cover and keep the pan moving until all the kernels have popped. Transfer the popcorn to the greased bowl. Remove any unpopped kernels.
Add the sugar, water and butter to a medium pan. Cook over medium heat until it becomes a light golden color. This will take about 10 minutes. Swirl the pan from time to time.
Remove the pan from the heat. Quickly add the peanut butter, sea salt and baking soda. Stir with a wooden spoon until it is all well combined.
Pour the peanut butter caramel sauce over the popcorn and mix well. Spread the popcorn over the prepared baking tray. Allow it to cool down. Once cooled, you can break them apart into smaller chunks. It will keep in an air-tight container till the next day. Enjoy!
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