You are going to love how easy this is to make!
Have you ever had the Popcorn, Indiana Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Kettlecorn? It is crazy good but it’s only available during the holidays and frankly it’s pretty pricey.
For that reason I always hide the bag so no one else gets any. What? What popcorn? Oh, did we buy some of that today? Gee, I don’t know what happened to it…
Imagine my delight when I figured out a super easy and cheap way to make my own!
The secret is that you can’t use real peanut butter because it never hardens on your popcorn. What tastes like peanut butter, is a solid, and has the ability to melt? Peanut butter chips!
In this recipe I used plain freshly popped popcorn. However if you want it to be an exact copy of the Popcorn, Indiana stuff then you’ll need to first make kettlecorn. You could buy it, but it’s actually really simple to make your own kettlecorn.
- 8 cups freshly popped lightly salted popcorn or kettle corn
- ¼ cup peanut butter chips (found in the baking aisle)
- ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon shortening, divided (coconut oil can also be used but you'll need to keep your finished popcorn in the fridge to maintain the hardness of the chocolate & peanut butter).
- Spread wax paper on a large baking sheet and spread popcorn on top.
- In a microwave safe cup melt peanut butter chips with 1½ teaspoons shortening, microwaving 30 seconds at a time and stirring until completely melted. Pour into a plastic resealable bag (or pastry bag if you've got one), snip a tiny corner off, and drizzle all over popcorn.
- Do the same thing with the chocolate, melting it in the microwave with the remaining 1½ teaspoons shortening, stirring to combine. Pour into a bag, snip the corner, and drizzle.
- You can wait 15-20 minutes for it to harden, or if you're impatient like me put the entire tray in the freezer for 5 minutes. Break into pieces and enjoy!