Ooey-Gooey Peanut-Butter/Honey or Nutella Popcorn - By Bonnie Banters

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Makes approx. 14 popcorn balls

Ingredients

  • 12 cups air-popped* popcorn (approx. 3/8 c. unpopped popcorn)
  • 1/2 c. peanut butter (crunchy or smooth, even reduced fat works well!)
  • 1/2 c. honey (I love the whipped clover honey*!)

*Tips:  

  • I use a gadget especially made for air popping popcorn in the microwave.
  • Kroger has a very competitive price on their brand of whipped clover honey (fancy, pure white honey).   
  • You can use Nutella in lieu of the honey for a peanut-butter/chocolate popcorn, just add 1/4 cup of light corn syrup.

Directions**

  1. Mix the peanut butter and honey together and melt in the microwave for 15 seconds on 50% power. Thoroughly but gently combine the mixture well with the popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. For the popcorn balls, use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to measure the mixture for each ball and release onto a piece of cello-wrapping paper sprayed with a butter-flavored cooking spray.  Gather the wrapping paper around the popcorn mixture; squeeze and shape into a ball with your hands, then release into a paper cup.
  3. If you're feeling extra casual, just scoop servings into individual bowls.  

**Extra Tips:  Spray all utensils used under the directions with a butter-flavored cooking spray for easy release. Be sure to tell everyone to be careful of seeds!

So reward them with a special treat after a slash in the pool or as a snack after playing outside all afternoon...or just cuddle up with your loved one(s) and enjoy while watching that summer movie!  They'll all watch their "p's and q's" for this ooey-gooey treat!


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