Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 15, 2023
Friends and family are always happy to receive these tasty peanut butter popcorn balls. I love making them as well as eating them! —Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 lollipop sticks


  1. Place popcorn and peanuts in a large bowl. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Quickly pour over popcorn mixture and mix well.
  2. When cool enough to handle, quickly shape into ten 2-1/2-in. balls; insert a lollipop stick into each ball. Let stand at room temperature until firm; wrap in plastic.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To roast your own peanuts, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place shelled peanuts on a baking pan. Put the pan in the oven for about 15 minutes, and you're good to get munching!
  • To lower the calorie count, opt for natural peanut butter.
  • Check out our favorite gourmet popcorn recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 popcorn ball: 281 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.