My Peanut Butter & Jelly Popcorn recipe is a fun snack for your next family movie night — especially for kids that love PB&J sandwiches!
When I was a kid, my mom had lots of cookbooks and I loved looking through them. One of her cookbooks was devoted entirely to popcorn. It has pretty much any kind of popcorn recipe you can think of, everything from savory to sweet.
My brother and sisters and I had two favorites that my mom made from that popcorn cookbook. One was a sugar and spice popcorn, which I believe was a cinnamon sugar mixture sprinkled over buttered popcorn, and the other was a Peanut Butter & Jelly Popcorn. It was such a treat to have either one.
A while back, I told my kids this story and they were eager for me to make Peanut Butter & Jelly Popcorn for them to enjoy during a movie night. I wasn’t 100% sure how it was made, but I gave it a shot and the kids gobbled it up. It’s went through a few slight tweaks over the years, and while this popcorn may not be exactly the same as what I had as a kid, this it’s seriously yummy stuff!
To make Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn, you will need to pop about 12 cups of popcorn (about 1/2 cup popcorn kernels). I make mine on the stove top, but you could also make it in a hot air popper, or even use microwaveable popcorn bags , if you wish.
On the stove, you will heat and combine peanut butter with jelly. I used chunky peanut butter and also grape jelly, but you could use strawberry jelly or another variety.
The popcorn is spread out on a large baking sheet (or two) and a bit of the mixture is drizzle over the popcorn. Combine the popcorn with the mixture and repeat with small amounts of the mixture until it’s all used up. The popcorn is baked in the oven for about 30 minutes with stirring throughout the baking.
Allow to cool and then serve! Kids love it and it’s great for movie nights and you can even package it up to give as a gift to someone.
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