Peanut Butter Cup Pretzel Popcorn

By: Mallory Lanz

Ingredients

3 tablespoons of canola oil
1/3 cup of popcorn kernels
2 cups of mini pretzel twists
1/2 cup of honey
1/3 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of mini peanut butter cups
1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup of peanut butter chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a Circulon stockpot, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add a few kernels of popcorn. When the kernels pop, add the remaining popcorn and cover with a lid. Gently shake the pot over the burner to keep them from burning as the kernels pop. Continue shaking until the popping has slowed. Remove from heat and let cool. Combine the popped popcorn and pretzels in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Grease a Circulon sheet pan and set aside. In a Circulon covered saucepan, heat the sugar and honey over medium heat until bubbly, boil gently for 2 minutes. Immediately remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter until smooth. Stir in the salt and vanilla. Pour over the popcorn and pretzels and stir gently to coat. Spread onto greased sheet pan and allow to cool.
  3. When cool, sprinkle with the mini peanut butter cups. Melt the milk chocolate chips by microwaving for 10 second intervals, stirring between each session. When melted, drizzle over the cooled popcorn. Repeat with the peanut butter chips. Let cool to harden. Store in an airtight container.