If you aren’t following me on Instagram you may have missed the fun popcorn talk we had a few weeks ago. Sprinkled-on seasonings, cacao-coated kernels, and decadent-sounding drizzles, you guys had some awesome flavoring ideas! All that topping talk somehow planted a PB&J idea in my head, so I created PB&J Popcorn!
PB&J Popcorn take 1. Popcorn is not waterproof. Putting water on popcorn kills all the crunch factor…it’s pretty much like snack murder. There’s a lot of water in strawberries. There’s even more water in strawberry sauce. So the first version with a strawberry drizzle was more like PB&J collapse-corn.
PB&J Popcorn take 2. Strawberry sauce might have been a fail, but strawberry powder was perfect! But there was another problem…do you know what else has water in it? Powdered peanut butter sauce. If you use regular peanut butter than no problemo, oil on popcorn is just fine. In fact, those overly-runny all natural peanut butters would work perfectly in this recipe. But I was determined to make the powdered stuff work…
PB&J Popcorn take 3. PB2 is not the only powdered peanut product out there. I recently discovered Crazy Richard’s Pure PB, which happens to be unsweetened. It’s 100% peanuts, simple! And it also happened to solve my hydrophilic popcorn problem. Because you know what liquid doesn’t ruin popcorn? Maple syrup! So instead of using water to rehydrate the PB powder, I used maple syrup. If you used maple syrup with PB2 it would be TOO sweet (something I rarely say). But with the Crazy Richard’s Pure PB the sauce is sweet, drizzlable, and keeps the popcorn poppy!Print
- 3 cups popped popcorn
- 1-2 tbsps all natural peanut butter
- 1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries
- In a VERY dry blender, blend the freeze dried strawberries to a fine strawberry dust.
- If you peanut butter is not runny enough to drizzle on, then microwave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute to soften.
- Fill your bowl with popcorn, sprinkle on the strawberry powder, and drizzle with the peanut butter.
- Serve immediately.
You can use powdered peanut butter for the sauce, but you have to eat it very quickly or it will make the popcorn soggy.
What sort of wacky popcorn flavors would you like to see next?