Peanut Butter Popcorn

This super easy, healthy version of caramel corn was a hit with everyone. It's not overly sweet – just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. My very picky 15-year-old daughter loves it, even though she knows it's healthy. Using 100% peanuts peanut butter is best for this recipe. It's on the oily side which is helpful for the ingredients to stick to the popcorn. Heat the peanut butter mixed with raw honey and/or real maple syrup for about 30 seconds in a large microwave-safe bowl while the popcorn is popping. As soon as the popcorn is done, pour the popcorn and gently stir it into the peanut butter mixture. Don't pour the peanut butter mixture into the popcorn. This allows you to look for any unpopped kernels and throw them away. It's easy to break a tooth on an unpopped kernel. The popcorn isn't sticky once it dries, so it's a good option for sack lunches, and it's great for parties. Make this popcorn a new tradition and enjoy it!  
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5 cups air-popped popcorn (1/4 cup popcorn kernels) 2 tbsp raw honey 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 4 tablespoons natural peanut butter Sea salt (optional)


1) Heat raw honey and pure maple syrup (in any combination to add up to 3 tablespoons) up in the microwave for about 60 seconds or until hot.
2) Add peanut butter to the hot raw honey maple syrup mixture and stir until mixed well.  
3) Gently mix warmed peanut butter mixture with hot popcorn (minus the unpopped kernels) in a large bowl. The peanut butter honey mixture isn't runny so it looks like it won't mix, but it does in just a couple of minutes. I use two wooden spoons, one in each hand, and mix well.  
4) Salt slightly (optional).  Enjoy!