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Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn

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

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

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

PB&J Popcorn


  • 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


  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!

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.”


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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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43 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn”

  1. Katie Clark posted on March 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm (#)

    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!

  2. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting posted on March 27, 2013 at 1:40 am (#)

    This is so fantastic!! I too am shy of PBJ desserts. I do love PB and banana though!

  3. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life posted on March 27, 2013 at 5:28 am (#)

    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. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on March 27, 2013 at 6:51 am (#)

    What a great combo! I love popcorn treats, and this is genius!

  5. michelle posted on March 27, 2013 at 8:29 am (#)

    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!

  6. Welch's posted on March 27, 2013 at 9:20 am (#)

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

  7. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on March 27, 2013 at 9:26 am (#)

    This is such a great idea! My kids would go nuts for this!

  8. Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! posted on March 27, 2013 at 10:52 am (#)

    Love it! Great idea!

  9. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel posted on March 27, 2013 at 5:25 pm (#)

    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!

  10. Heather @French Press posted on March 27, 2013 at 7:37 pm (#)

    I love PB &J! and PBJ popcorn is awesome – gotta love the sweet and salty snacks

  11. Tiff posted on March 27, 2013 at 7:57 pm (#)

    Just wondering if you add any salt to your popcorn?

    • Ashton replied: — March 27th, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

      I didn’t, but I’m not against it! :)

  12. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on March 27, 2013 at 8:12 pm (#)

    What a great idea Ashton! LOVE this.

  13. Liz posted on March 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to make this! It sounds so amazing :)

  14. Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas posted on March 27, 2013 at 9:20 pm (#)

    Wow, I have never seen a PB&J popcorn before!!! This is awesome.

  15. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on March 28, 2013 at 11:28 am (#)

    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 :)

  16. carrian posted on March 28, 2013 at 11:42 am (#)

    I secretly adore pb and j. It’s so yum, especially the peanut butter!

  17. Kate | Food Babbles posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm (#)

    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!

  18. angie peterson posted on March 29, 2013 at 7:30 pm (#)

    looks yummy

  19. Judy @ Season of Sweets posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm (#)

    This is brilliant! I’ll be sneaking this into my next movie :)

  20. Brett posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:18 am (#)

    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 posted on March 30, 2013 at 12:03 pm (#)

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

  22. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke posted on April 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm (#)

    soooooooooooooo clever, and looks like Welch’s liked it, too;)

  23. Rhondi posted on May 4, 2013 at 6:26 pm (#)

    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. Suzy posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm (#)

    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…
    I will be checking back here often. You have a darling blog!

  25. Paula@SweetPea posted on July 9, 2013 at 8:31 am (#)

    This sounds so yummy! I’m pinning your recipe and am going to share it on my fb page today.

    • Ashton replied: — July 9th, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

      Thank you!

  26. samay posted on September 2, 2013 at 6:40 am (#)

    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?

    • Ashton replied: — October 12th, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

      It shouldn’t get soggy :)

  27. Misty Loya posted on September 15, 2013 at 3:30 pm (#)

    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!

    • Ashton replied: — October 12th, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

      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. Michele posted on September 17, 2013 at 10:52 am (#)

    Can anything be substituted for the white chocolate?

    • Ashton replied: — October 12th, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

      White melting discs, like Wilton’s

  29. Averie @ Averie Cooks posted on September 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm (#)

    Repinned! LOVE this idea!

  30. Jill ( posted on September 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm (#)

    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. Jenn posted on October 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm (#)

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

    • Ashton replied: — October 12th, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

      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. family guy flower delivery posted on February 13, 2014 at 7:59 am (#)

    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!

  33. Heather posted on September 21, 2014 at 4:05 am (#)

    Just made this and it tastes amazing! The pb popcorn is nice and crunchy but the jelly popcorn is a bit soggy and soft. I used 1/2 candy melts and half chocolate. Next time I will use more candy melts for the jelly popcorn. Thanks for the great recipe! My boys are loving this!


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