Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn

#PB&J #Popcorn is SO GOOD, easy to make, and totally addictive! from www.somethingswanky.com

Emma started eating PB&J sandwiches last week like it was her job. Which was super convenient, since I knew I had this Welch’s post coming up! I love it when my blog life and my home life come together, and they certainly do when it comes to Welch’s Natural Grape Spread.

Like I said, girlfriend’s been eating sandwiches like it’s her full time gig. I make sure that she only eats my homemade bread, she only gets natural peanut butter, but the jelly… oh, the jelly. It’s  always kind of my hold up. It just seems so… you know… artificial.

So, of course, I was thrilled to try out Welch’s Natural Concord Grape Spread. It contains no fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, no coloring, and no preservatives.

#PB&J #Popcorn is SO GOOD, easy to make, and totally addictive! from www.somethingswanky.com

I’ve been wanting to attempt a Peanut Butter and Jelly dessert recipe for a while now. I’ve done Peanut Butter and Marshmallows, Peanut Butter and Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal, Peanut Butter and Banana, and Peanut Butter and Caramel. But never Jelly!

For some reason it’s always scared me to try and bring them together in a dessert. Maybe because they aren’t ingredients you can really mix. Just like in the sandwich, you have to keep them somewhat separate in order to really enjoy them together. Right?

I thought Popcorn would be up to the task, and boy! Was it ever! Half of the popcorn is coated in peanut butter and white chocolate, and the other half is coated in Welch’s Natural Grape Jelly Spread and white chocolate. And then, after each half has cooled and the coating has set, you bring them together into one, perfect PB&J munch-time treat!

#PB&J #Popcorn is SO GOOD, easy to make, and totally addictive! from www.somethingswanky.com

PB&J Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn (I popped about 1/4 cup kernels for this small batch)
  • 1 cup white chocolate, divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Welch's Natural Grape Jelly Spread
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Divide Popcorn into two separate bowls.
  2. Over medium low heat on the stove top, melt 1/2 cup white chocolate with 1 tbsp. peanut butter. Stir until smooth. Pour over 1 bowl of the popcorn. Use a rubber spatula to mix well and coat thoroughly. Spread out on a silicon mat or parchment paper to let cool.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the remaining 1/2 cup white chocolate with 1 1/2 tbsp grape jelly over medium low heat on the stove top. Stir until smooth. Pour over the other bowl of popcorn, and stir with rubber spatula to coat well. Spread out on silicon mat or parchment paper to let cool.
  4. Once both batches of popcorn are cooled enough that the coatings are set, mix them both together in a bowl and serve!
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Comments

  1. We’ve been so addicted to gourmet popcorn at our house lately (as evidenced by all the popcorn I keep posting!) and this is definitely going on my list to try. I think we are going to have different kinds at our graduation party, too, and I’m sure this would be a hit!
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  2. This is so fantastic!! I too am shy of PBJ desserts. I do love PB and banana though!
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  3. I have to say gourmet popcorn is my all time favorite thing to make…this is is so cool! I love finding new things to put in the melted chocolate!!! Thanks for the link love :-)

  4. What a great combo! I love popcorn treats, and this is genius!
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  5. so fun! I use that brand of welch’s jelly all the time, love theres no high fructose syrup. My kids eat plain jelly sandwiches, go figure! love the popcorn idea!
    michelle recently posted..Easy Graham Cracker Bars for EasterMy Profile

  6. No Way!! We’ve never seen this before. AWESOME :) :)

  7. This is such a great idea! My kids would go nuts for this!
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  8. Love it! Great idea!
    Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! recently posted..{Copycat} Chili’s SalsaMy Profile

  9. Adding the jelly to the white chocolate — SO genius. I’m a huge grape jelly fan and could eat PBJs like my job, too! Just no strawberry jelly–never been a fan, haha. Love this popcorn!
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  10. I love PB &J! and PBJ popcorn is awesome – gotta love the sweet and salty snacks
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  11. Just wondering if you add any salt to your popcorn?

  12. What a great idea Ashton! LOVE this.
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  13. I can’t wait to make this! It sounds so amazing :)
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  14. Wow, I have never seen a PB&J popcorn before!!! This is awesome.
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  15. Ashton, I have no words. For as much as I love popcorn AND pbj AND white chocolate – i can’t believe i never thought to make something like this. You are so creative girlfriend. pinning this b/c i’m making it this weekend :)
    sally @ sallys baking addiction recently posted..Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.My Profile

  16. I secretly adore pb and j. It’s so yum, especially the peanut butter!
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  17. Totally making this!!! My 3 year old has a peanut allergy but going to sub with Wow Butter or Sun Butter and see how it turns out. I’m thinking we’ll all be gobbling this deliciousness right up. Yum!
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  18. angie peterson says:

    looks yummy

  19. This is brilliant! I’ll be sneaking this into my next movie :)
    Judy @ Season of Sweets recently posted..Peanut Butter & Jelly Ice Cream PieMy Profile

  20. Made this tonight for a party Sunday. I used strawberry jam instead of the grape and wow, is this stuff good! I don’t think there will be any left to have on Sunday!

  21. Julie Wilder says:

    My daughter’s 2 favs popcorn & PB& J thank you for this can’t wait to try it!

  22. soooooooooooooo clever, and looks like Welch’s liked it, too;)
    Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke recently posted..Gooey Vanilla Caramel Corn RecipeMy Profile

  23. Rhondi says:

    This popcorn is very good and addictive! We used strawberry this time and I can’t wait to try other jelly flavors. I ran out of white chocolate or I would have made more. Thanks Ashton!

  24. Ashton- You are a genious! The only thing that could make peanut butter and jelly better would be to put it on popcorn!! I found your pin on Pinterest and I just had to try it. I made it, I loved it and I posted it on my blog with a link back here. I hope you are okay with that. You can see my post here… http://littlemisssuzyq.blogspot.com/2013/05/peanut-butter-and-jelly-popcorn.html
    I will be checking back here often. You have a darling blog!

  25. This sounds so yummy! I’m pinning your recipe and am going to share it on my fb page today.
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  26. Just a novice question. How do you prevent the popcorn from getting soggy while you mix in the peanut butter+white chocolate or jelly+white chocolate deliciousness?

  27. Help!!!!! I loved the pb popcorn, but my jelly popcorn came out all gooey and never hardened. What do you think I did wrong? Thanks for your help!

    • It seems like about half of the feedback I’m getting is like this– I’d say try using some melting candy instead of chocolate, like Wilton’s melting discs (white). That will melt better, and harden better because of the wax in the candy.

  28. Can anything be substituted for the white chocolate?

  29. Repinned! LOVE this idea!
    Averie @ Averie Cooks recently posted..Soft Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Streusel CrustMy Profile

  30. Popcorn and PB&J are my 7 yr old daughters 2 favorite things, so I made a batch of this today, thinking I’d surprise her with it for after school snack. She wasn’t impressed. Boo. My 16 yr old thought it was great! I thought it was good, Next time I’ll tailor it to me & use my raspberry jelly instead of her grape. Shared the recipe on my FB page. :) ~ Mama Ging

  31. I made this today, just as directed, but my coating never hardened up on the popcorn. It stayed kind of wet. Any suggestions?

    • Darn! I would try using a white candy melt instead of white chocolate– like Wiltons or maybe Almond Bark (although melting discs, like Wilton’s, are easier to measure). Those candy discs will harden a lot better, and they’ll melt easier too!

  32. I use that brand of welch’s jelly all the time, love theres no high fructose syrup. My kids eat plain jelly sandwiches, go figure! love the popcorn idea!

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