This month for Secret Recipe Club I was assigned to Anne Jisca's Healthy Pursuits! It really only took me about 5 minutes to find the recipe that I wanted to make. Not for lack of recipes, because there are a ton of good ones (and so many bread recipes!). But this recipe spoke to me.
See, when I was younger, I would go over to my best friend Dana's house and her mom would make us some really special popcorn. Peanut Butter popcorn to be exact. A whole roaster pan of it. And through the sleep-over party we would no doubt eat the entire thing. Yes, 2 pre-teen girls + a roaster full of popcorn. It was amazing and delicious and sooo addictive. I don't think I have eaten any of this delicious popcorn since I was in high school, so I immediately knew that I needed to make it! And I was even more excited to see that Anne's recipe was exactly the same the one that Dana's mom used! So invite some friends over, pick out an awesome movie, and indulge in some of this popcorn!!
Peanut Butter Popcorn (Anne Jisca's Healthy Pursuits) (yields enough for 2 to gorge or 4 to snack)
3/4 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 cup corn syrup or honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
Pop the popcorn.
Sift through all the popcorn and make sure that you remove any unpopped kernels.
Put the popcorn in the largest bowl you own (this will help with the mixing)
In a medium saucepan, melt the corn syrup and the sugar together, stirring occasionally, until simmering.
Add the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until combined well.
Remove from heat and pour the sauce over the popcorn.
Mix well until the popcorn is evenly coated.