One of our daughters has a tree nut allergy and for many years, has wanted to try a certain chocolate and nut spread, but of course due to her allergy, we can’t even have it in the house. To say that she (and my other kids) are excited that there is now a chocolate and peanut butter spread that is safe for her to eat is an understatement.
The fact that it happens to be Reese Spreads, a taste they love made it even better. There were some squeals of glee and many suggestions of how we might be able to use it. The kids of course think that it is delicious on toast and used instead of the chocolate in s’mores, but they also seem to think that it’s pretty perfect eaten right out of the jar on a spoon. I have to admit that I quite agree with them!
Inspired by the chocolate peanut buttery goodness, I created this simple 3 ingredient recipe for salted chocolate peanut butter popcorn that was devoured as quickly as it was made. I only managed to snag a few kernels for myself before my kids polished off the entire recipe! It’s a good thing it’s so easy to make.
Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe:
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup Reese Spreads
- Pop the popcorn in whatever way you choose. I have an air popper but you can choose a stovetop method or the microwave if that’s what you prefer.
- Stir 1/4 tsp. of the sea salt into the Reese Spreads and place in the microwave. Microwave for 30-40 seconds, until easy to pour.*
- Pour the salted Reese Spreads over the popped popcorn and lay out flat on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with the remaining sea salt.
- Put the baking sheet into the freezer to harden.
*Please note that microwave oven temperatures vary so you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly. You can also make this ahead of time and freeze it in resealable bags, being sure to take out excess air. This will ensure that you always have a delicious snack to serve if company pops by unexpectedly or just to enjoy during family movie night.