Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


2 dozen

Updated: Apr. 22, 2022
If you're looking for a fun snack for kids, try this chewy peanut butter popcorn recipe that have a mild peanut butter taste. They're easy to mix and can be pressed into a pan to form bars, or shaped into balls. —Kathy Oswald, Wauzeka, Wisconsin
Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla; mix well. Pour over popcorn and stir until well coated. Press into a buttered 13x9-in. pan. Cool slightly before cutting.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To cut down on sugar, opt for a natural peanut butter.
  • If you prefer fresh popcorn, feel free to pop the kernels yourself on the stove.
  • Need more popcorn in your life? Try all of these delicious flavored popcorn recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 bar: 90 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.