First off, I cannot take credit for this recipe. I got this from a cookbook I bought, attending a “10 Steps to Better Health” class hosted by our Chiropractor and his wife. Both super educational, and have been in the health world for decades. This popcorn is a healthy/iron-rich way to enjoy “caramel popcorn” but I don’t resemble this with regular caramel popcorn, this treat has its own delicious flavor and taste. I think you’ll love it! If you at all like molasses, even just a little bit you have to try this you’ll be surprised at how tasty it is!
4-5 quarts popped popcorn
1 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
1 1/2 cup peanut butter (natural creamy if my preference, or regular Jiff is fine too)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 TBSP butter
HOW TO: Pop the popcorn, set aside in a LARGE bowl. In a medium saucepan melt butter, molasses and peanut butter. Heat until only combined and smooth. Then add the vanilla, stir. Pour over the popcorn and toss together. Place popcorn evenly into 2 baking sheets, bake at 180 for 1 1/2-2 hours, stirring once. Cool and store in a glass container. ENJOY!
I had a little 4 year old assistant. 🙂 He needed to test the popcorn.