PEANUT BUTTER POPCORN

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Me: Hello, 

Class: Hi,

Me: My name is Onyinye.

Class: Welcome Onyinye.

Me: I am a PEANUT BUTTER ADDICT

LOL. You read right, I am addicted to peanut butter and I tell you, I am not alone in this (go on, take a poll) Peanut Butter is ridiculously delicious, Oh GAWD! It goes with EVERYTHING; well, almost everything. Growing up, JIF peanut butter was my-go-to spread but lately, I have learnt to make mine or I simply grab a tub of Skippy. I don’t get out much but when I do, it’s probably because I was dragged out or something like that... LOL.


Saturdays are movie days for me and by movie, I mean curled up in bed, a BIG bowl of flavoured homemade popcorn and Netflix.One of my favourite flavoured popcorn is the Peanut Butter Popcorn.I mean, two of some of my favourite things meshed in one; GENIUS! Day made!Popcorn is one of the best snacks to ever exist, and this particular one brings some sweet and salty deliciousness thanks to peanut butter and honey.This recipe for peanut butter popcorn, sweetened with honey, belongs for me in memories of my childhood. Butter Popcorn was our favourite Saturday treats; a quick snack with butter coating every kernel. Lately, I have experimented with different flavouring; from cheese, to paprika, to oreos, to good old caramel. However, this somewhat tops my list (for now; don't give me that look!).

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels

  • 1/4 cup Coconut oil

  • Fine salt

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Let’s get popping!

  • Mix the honey and butter in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer for about 2 minutes, then remove from the heat and add the peanut butter. Stir vigorously until all the peanut butter is melted, then mix in the vanilla and set aside.

  • Heat a heavy pan/pot over medium heat and add the coconut oil. When the oil is hot but not smoking, add the popcorn, shake or stir to coat kernels, then put a lid on the pan/pot, leaving a small crack for steam to escape. When the first kernel pops, put the lid on all the way. As the kernel starts popping, shake vigorously to make sure the kernels are distributed evenly (continue every other minute). When the popping slows to a few seconds between pops, take the pan off the heat.

  • Immediately pour the peanut butter caramel over the popcorn and stir with a long-handled wooden spoon until it's all coated. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

RECIPE NOTES

  • This recipe makes 8 cups of popcorn so you will need a big pan/pot.

  • This keeps well overnight. Simply pour in a ziplock bag or an airtight container and store away in the fridge or freezer. or you can leave in the pot overnight (it gets crispier).


ONYINYE NWATU

Onyinye Nwatu is the Creative Director and founder of Kitchen Freak Girl, a Nutrition and Weight Management Consultant who believes that food should be approached differently and with utmost care.
Her passion for healthy living led her to create ‘Get Fit With Onyi’ and ‘Honor my Curve’, a fitness buddy movement curated to change the way people see workout activities.
Onyinye is a Food Blogger and a lifestyle contributor for Musing on Paper.
You can find some of her works on www.kitchenfreakgirl.com. You can also find her on Instagram here: @kitchenfreakgirl
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