This muddy buddy popcorn is Amazing!!! Seriously take the 15 minutes it takes to make and try it, but beware you may be tempted to eat it all. I have made more batches than I can count since finding this recipe in the book Party Popcorn.
I even made several batches and bagged them up in cute valentines bags for my kids to give away on Valentine’s Day. My kids adore this stuff- that is when they can keep it from me lol 🙂 . It is honestly very similar to the chex muddy buddy mix but made with popcorn. So if you love chocolate and peanut butter definitely give this a try soon.
All this takes is making some popcorn- I adore my Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper and make all my popcorn with it. You can also use an air popper or a large pan on the stove top. Then you melt together peanut butter and chocolate chips and pour it over the popcorn, stir, and then coat it all with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar may be a bit messy but it just makes it so completely delicious.
- 8 cups of popped popcorn (pop about 1/2 cup kernels)
- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- Place popcorn in a large bowl and quickly pick any unpopped kernels out
- Place confectioners' sugar in a large gallon sized ziplock bag OR ***see notes below for alternate method of coating popcorn
- Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 1 minute. Stir mixture, and if chocolate is not melted yet, continue to microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring between, until chocolate and peanut butter are melted and smooth.
- Pour this mixture over the popcorn and gently stir and fold until popcorn is coated. A large silicone or rubber spatula works best for this.
- Gently spoon popcorn mixture into the the bag with the sugar- it will be very full, close tightly, and shake to coat. Or use alternate method below.
- *****I was not a fan of moving the messy popcorn to a bag and found it a bit difficult to shake with the bag so full, but it does work. So as an alternate method, I often will just gradually add the confectioners' sugar to the bowl of popcorn and continue gently stirring and folding until all the popcorn is coated.