Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

My mom made these every Halloween when I was a kid and you could still give this out as a treat. It still is a treat as a moist and chewy fall snack. You can make into balls or leave loose and serve like carmel corn if you prefer.

Original recipe makes 16 servings


1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
20 cups popped popcorn

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    55 mins


  1. Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a large saucepan; cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in peanut butter until mixture is smooth.
  2. Place popcorn in a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over popcorn; toss until evenly coated. Form into about 16 balls using buttered hands. Arrange balls on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; allow to dry and set, at least 30 minutes.


Calories: 249 kcal
Carbohydrates: 34.9 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Fat: 11.4 g
Fiber: 2.5 g
Protein: 5.3 g
Sodium: 107 mg