Muddy Buddy Popcorn

Well, finger food season has arrived!
Football games, holiday parties, movie nights . . .
And our cute friend Ashton from Something Swanky has just released the perfect cookbook that will give you all the recipes that you need for every finger-food snack occasion: Party Popcorn!

Serves: 5

Muddy Buddy Popcorn

A new twist on muddy buddies: popcorn!

10 minPrep Time

2 minCook Time

12 minTotal Time

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  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (you could also use milk chocolate)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and remove any unpopped kernels.
  2. Place the powdered sugar in a resealable gallon-sized bag.
  3. In a medium-sized microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter in the microwave, cooking for 30 second intervals and stirring after each interval until the chocolate and peanut butter combination is completely smooth (mine was completely melted after 90 seconds, but it will depend on your microwave). Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour melted chocolate over the popcorn and mix with a large rubber spatula until it completely coats each piece of popcorn.
  5. Carefully spoon the popcorn into the resealable bag (I promise that it will all fit). Zip the bag closed and shake until all the popcorn is coated with the powdered sugar.
  6. Once the popcorn is coated, pour into a large bowl and serve. If you have any leftovers, store in an airtight container for up to two days (I doubt it will last that long!). 🙂

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9 Responses to “Muddy Buddy Popcorn”

  1. I just made this yummy recipe, and it is fab! I mixed the chocolate/peanut butter mixture over the popcorn in a large Tuperware-like container, then added the powdered sugar, put the lid on the container and gently rolled it for a minute or so. It is so much easier to coat the mixture with powdered sugar this way as opposed to putting it into a plastic bag. I also added chopped up Reese's Peanut Butter Cups just to ramp things up a bit. Oh, yeah!
  2. Kristina
    I tried this recipe and when I added the vanilla to the chocolate mixture it turned to fudge. I mean I have no problem with fudge. I put it in the fridge to set for later and made a new batch without the vanilla. Am I doing something wrong? Is it because I'm using cheap vanilla?
  3. Made this tonight and when I added the vanilla to my creamy Skippy peanut butter it seized up and turn into a fudge constancy like the other person on here. I threw that away and redid it without the vanilla. It turned out great and everyone in the family loved it! Will definitely make this again! (But without the vanilla!) ?
  4. Cassandra
    If you warm up the peanut butter and vanilla first (about 20 seconds in my microwave) and stir together, you can add the chocolate and microwave for another 30 seconds without the chocolate seizing. If you do get seized chocolate when you add vanilla, you can add a bit of butter or coconut oil and stir it back to a usable consistency.

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