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Fluffernutter Caramel Corn

Fluffernutter Caramel Corn – A peanut butter popcorn that’s coated with chocolate and marshmallow for a sweet, salty, decadent snack that no one can resist!

Fluffernutter Caramel Corn: homemade caramel corn with Reese's, marshmallow, chocolate and peanut butter!

I love popcorn. Salty, buttery popcorn, sweet kettle corn, cheesy popcorn, you name it. The thing is, I really love caramel corn. It’s a borderline obsessive love.

Because of this obsession, I tend to raid my pantry looking for new candies I can toss into my homemade caramel corn recipe. This time, instead of coating it in white chocolate, I mixed chocolate with peanut butter.

And if that wasn’t enough, I tossed in some chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups and marshmallows! The final product reminds me so much of the taste of a fluffernutter sandwich. Only Fluffernutter Caramel Corn is even better because 1) it’s popcorn and 2) it’s covered in chocolate!

What is a fluffernutter?

Every time I meet someone who doesn’t know the joy that is a Fluffernutter sandwich, I weep for them. Then, I get jealous that they get to try one for the first time!

A Fluffernutter is a sandwich made with marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. Sometimes it has other ingredients like banana, chocolate or even bacon, too. It was a beloved childhood snack that I never quite grew out of loving.

I’ve made Fluffernutter Fudge, Fluffernutter Rice Krispie Treats and now Fluffernutter Caramel Corn in homage to the sweet and salty flavor combination of marshmallow and peanut.

Ingredient Notes

To make this recipe, you need popcorn. A lot of popcorn. More than two fully popped bags of popcorn, to be precise. After popping, don’t forget to remove the seeds!

Along with chocolate candy coating and peanut butter, I used mini marshmallows and mini Reese’s cups. If you can’t find mini versions, use full sized marshmallows and/or peanut butter cups and cut them into smaller pieces first.

Step by Step Instructions

STEP 1. Make caramel

Melt butter in a pan over medium high heat. Stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring the whole mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.

STEP 2. Add to popcorn

Immediately pour the caramel over all the popcorn and mix well to coat evenly. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool. Break apart pieces and place in large bowl.

STEP 3. Add chocolate and candy

Melt the chocolate coating completely in the microwave or a double boiler. Mix in peanut butter until combined and pour over cooled caramel corn. Allow to cool about ten minutes.

Then, add in marshmallows and chopped Reese’s candies. Pour onto wax paper to harden then transfer to ziploc bags, tupperware containers or another airtight container to store.

Tips and Tricks

  • I use broiler pans for making caramel corn. Disposable lasagna pans also work well and can double as a way to transport batches of the finished treat.
  • Let the popcorn fully harden BEFORE putting in containers to store. If the chocolate is still a little soft, the pieces of caramel corn will stick together. Still tasty, but a little more of a pain to eat!
  • Peanut Butter Popcorn makes a perfect teacher gift or party favor. Put into mason jars and tie with a ribbon!

Whether you make this Fluffernutter inspired caramel corn for movie night, to share with friends or just for yourself, you’re going to go wild for it!

More Holiday Fun

Yield: 16 servings

Fluffernutter Caramel Corn

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Sweet, salty, chocolate-covered Fluffernutter Caramel Corn. Loaded with peanut butter, marshmallow and peanut butter cups it's a movie night treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ bags of popped corn, REMOVE SEEDS (about 16 cups popped)
  • 16 ounce package chocolate coating, melted
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups Mini Reese's Peanut Butter cups, chopped

Instructions

  1. Pan melt butter, stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Gradually pour over popped corn. Mix well. I use my broiler pans, but the disposable lasagna foil pans would work well too. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Break apart and place in large bowl.
  3. Melt the chocolate coating completely (according to package directions). Mix in peanut butter until combined and pour over cooled caramel corn. Allow to cool about ten minutes. Add in marshmallows and chopped candy. Pour onto wax paper to harden. Store in airtight Ziploc or tupperware containers.

Notes

  • Use a pan with enough space to spread the popcorn evenly. I make this with two large broiler pans. Friends of mine use those big disposable lasagna trays. Both work beautifully!
  • Be sure to remove any unpopped kernels and seeds from the popped corn before making this recipe. The last thing you want is to break a tooth on a hard kernel when you’re trying to enjoy some sweet caramel corn.
  • When giving this popcorn treat as a gift, store it in mason jars wrapped with ribbon or in colored plastic wrap with treats like candy canes or other wrapped candy to fill it out. Decorative tins are also wonderful for storing and gifting caramel corn!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 590Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 3gSugar: 63gProtein: 7g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Peanut Butter Popcorn mixed with fluffy marshmallows and chocolate is a little bit of heaven on earth.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on February 7, 2012

Comments & Reviews

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  2. Iknow I gained weight just looking at that picture. It looks fantastic. Come over and visit us. We have some fantastic news to share today.

  3. Listen, y’all. I don’t normally post comments on blogs,and by ‘normally’ i mean not ever, but I saw this recipe yesterday and made it last night. Seriously, legit.

  4. Ugh, you’re killing me! I LOVE fluffernutters. This popcorn would be devoured by my dad and I, self-proclaimed fluffernutter experts.

  5. As soon as I saw the reese’s in the picture I know I have to make this! It looks so delish!!

  6. this looks so good! I just made caramel corn last week and I’m going to be blogging about it soon..your version sounds fabulous!

  7. This totally caught my eye!!! This looks amazing…I love salty-sweet together, and I LOVE popcorn! I have to make this!
    Thanks for sharing your yummy idea.
    Blessings,
    Leslie

  8. Girl, this sounds amazing!!!! I seriously need some of this…like NOW!!! I do accept packages of sweets at all times in the mail:-)

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