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We all know that peanut butter and jelly go perfectly together.  But do you know what else goes perfectly with peanut butter?  Chocolate.  Oh yeah, and cashews.  Combine them all together, and what you have is the absolute perfect snack.

I’m not going to lie – this was by far my favorite of the peanut butter recipes that I did for Tablespoon.  Between my husband, daughter and I, we devoured this all in less than 24 hours.  It’s that dangerous.  And that delicious.

Here’s how you make it:

Start with some air popped popcorn. You can use microwave popcorn, but I prefer air popped.  (And you save a few calories – not that it matters that much, because you are going to be drenching it in peanut butter and chocolate!)

The peanut butter mixture is just a mixture of peanut butter, honey, corn syrup, sugar, and vanilla.  Cook it up, and pour it over your popcorn.  I poured it over the popcorn in a bowl, but it would be way easier to put your popcorn on a sheet pan and pour the peanut butter mixture over.

Melt some chocolate chips, and drizzle the chocolate over the peanut butter popcorn.  Add in some cashews, and if you have the patience, wait for the chocolate to set up.   Or dig right in – because that’s what I did!!

Make sure you check out the recipe over at Tablespoon, along with my other peanut butter recipes.  And I have one more coming to you tomorrow!!


Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Cashew Popcorn
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Forget caramel popcorn! This peanut butter popcorn is drizzled with chocolate and cashews for an indulgent treat.
Serves: 16 cups
  • ½ cup popcorn kernals, unpopped
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cashews
  1. Pop the popcorn, removing as many unpopped kernals as possible. Lay the popcorn out on 2 large baking sheets.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the corn syrup, honey and sugar. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter and stir until melted and combined. Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the popcorn evenly. Mix gently to coat all of the popcorn.
  4. In a small bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Using a fork, drizzle the popcorn with the chocolate. Sprinkle the cashews over the chocolate.

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29 Responses to Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Cashew Popcorn

  1. Another awesome peanut butter recipe! These would be awesome as a midnight snack. Or during any other time of the day of course.

  2. Rosa says:

    Addictive! What an awesome treat.



  3. This would be dangerous to have around! But oh so good at the same time, obviously. 🙂 What a great combination of flavors!!!

  4. Katrina says:

    DANGER! This sounds heavenly!! It wouldn’t last an hour in my house.

  5. This would be bad news in my hands…. I think I would eat it all and not share!

  6. Cassie says:

    PB + chocolate + cashews = a dream. This looks so heavenly. I actually think I prefer PB + chocolate over PB + jelly. I’m all in for this one!

  7. katie says:

    Wow that looks amazing! Does the peanut butter coating set firm enough to handle or does it stay gooey and sticky?

    • Deborah says:

      @katie, it’s not totally sticky, but it’s not dry like some caramel corn can be. But I’d say it leans more toward the sticky side.

  8. Love your rationale re air popping the popcorn to save on calories 🙂

    This looks so wonderful and I have made something similar. Now you have me craving it again!

  9. I’m not typically a popcorn girl, but I have a feeling one bite of this popcorn would push me over the edge. Yum!

  10. This definitely would not last long in my house. It looks amazing, Deborah!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Don’t be mad! I actually don’t like peanut butter and chocolate together at all. >_<

  12. Joanne says:

    24 hours? Try five. Minutes. In my kitchen.

  13. we had popcorn at the conference i was at…..and i wish this was the one we had there! love pb and chocolate..and with the salty popcorn sounds amazing!

  14. This looks delicious! Combining some of my favorite things 🙂

  15. Oh. My. Goodness.

    I *just* got a new microwave (after not having one for about 3 years) so we’re obsessed with popcorn right now. I’m making this VERY SOON.

  16. Deborah, this popcorn looks DIVINE! I love everything going on here: peanut butter, CHOCOLATE, cashews…. popcorn! Everything. I bet those big chunks with the cashews are the best bites. 🙂

  17. Kristy says:

    I would be best mom in the universe in my kids’ eyes if I made this for them. They would go crazy for this – hubby too probably. 🙂

  18. Rack of Lam says:

    That looks really good. The perfect snack!

  19. Michelle V says:

    I cannot wait to make these, I love pnut butter and cashews!

  20. Cashews are by far my favorite nut, but I love me some peanut butter and chocolate too. This looks like the best snack food EVER.

  21. amanda says:

    This looks amazing! Want to make it for the weekend. Will it stay good in an airtight container? If so, for how long?or is it best to make it fresh? Thanks!

    • Deborah says:

      @amanda, honestly, it never lasts that long for me!! I’m guessing that it should stay good in an airtight container, but the cashews might start to get soft. But I think you should be good for a day or two.

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