Friday, 14 December 2012

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn (or world peace through cultural food exchange)

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - J. R.R. Tolkien

For me, being American, peanut butter is a staple.  But my husband, having Serbian parents, was raised thinking that Peanut butter was not even an edible substance. I think when he was young, he even pitied his poor neglected classmates who brought peanut butter sandwiches to school (back in the days when you could).
Thankfully, I have been able to instill the importance of peanut butter into my childrens' lives. So today, with my daughter, as my assistant, we created a recipe....a recipe, to foster a bridge of understanding between American-Canadian culture and Serbian traditionalism.

We present to you our very special peanut butter creation.  And yes,  this popcorn was loved.  My husband has now been converted, well at least in part.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Popcorn
(makes about 16 cups)

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
15 cups plain popcorn (I used stove popped popcorn-don't use microwave popcorn)
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips

1. Into a small saucepan, add butter, brown sugar, honey and baking soda.  While stirring, bring to boil.  Continue to boil for 3 minutes.

2.  Remove saucepan from heat.
3.  Add cocoa powder, peanut butter and vanilla.  Stir well, until the peanut butter has melted into the rest of the ingredients.

 4.  In a large bowl, combine popcorn and peanut butter-chocolate sauce.

5.  Let flavoured popcorn cool slightly (approx. 5 minutes).
6.  Fold  peanut butter chips and chocolate chips into the popcorn mixture.

7.  Let cool in the fridge for 60 minutes.
8.  Remove from fridge and serve...Enjoy!!


  1. I loved it!! When are you gonna make it again??

    1. I am glad that you enjoyed the recipe...I will be sure to make it again soon!