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Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls


"My mom made these every Halloween when I was a kid and you could still give this out as a treat. It still is a treat as a moist and chewy fall snack. You can make into balls or leave loose and serve like carmel corn if you prefer."
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55 m servings 249 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 34.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.3 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a large saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth.
  2. Place popcorn in a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over popcorn; toss until evenly coated. Form into about 16 balls using buttered hands. Arrange balls on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; allow to dry and set, at least 30 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • This will set up quickly, so if it gets too cool to form into balls, microwave 15 to 30 seconds one time only. More than once it will burn.

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I am the submitter for this recipe. Shorecook considered drizzling chocolate over these. I recommend doing it! I have made this as loose popcorn(like carmel corn), drizzled melted chocolate o...

Most helpful critical review

I used half peanut butter...and added a little bit of salt. Really strong p.butter! Easy to make.

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I am the submitter for this recipe. Shorecook considered drizzling chocolate over these. I recommend doing it! I have made this as loose popcorn(like carmel corn), drizzled melted chocolate o...

WOW! What a treat! The only trick here is hiding them from Hubby. I never had peanut butter popcorn before, love it! I'm thinking maybe of drizzling them with melted chocolate, after all, I ...

These need to come with a WARNING! Do not make in presence of husband, or children of any age. Do not make if you're even the slightest bit hungry and come to think of it do not make if you like...

Easy and fast to make with a nice, softer tooth bite than some popcorn balls. Not sure if I miss-measured the popcorn or made the popcorn balls larger but I did not get 16. The popcorn was wel...

This was a very delicious recipe. I followed the recipe to the T., now it tasted AMAZING I could not get the popcorn to stick into balls so I just added m&ms and pretzels and made a peanut butte...

It was deliciousness and slightly gooy but not to much, I added a bit if vanilla and I loved how sweet it was. For me the recipe made 23 large balls I loved it.

I drizzled chocolate over the tops - too messy to eat when choc flakes off, next time I will add mini-chocolate chips into the mix instead. Also, I recommend smaller, even bite-sized balls for ...

These are so good and very easy! My boyfriend ate most of them and I had to make another batch! I used 1/2 cup of popping corn, the peanut butter mixture as stated, and ended up with 20 popcor...

Common ingredients, I like that