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Peanut Butter Cashew Popcorn

posted by Julie Evink on November 4, 2013
Peanut Butter Cashew Popcorn ~ Ooey, Gooey Peanut Butter Sauce smothering popcorn and cashews!

Peanut Butter Cashew Popcorn ~ Ooey, Gooey Peanut Butter Sauce smoothering popcorn and cashews!Anyone else want to dive head first into that bowl like I may have? It’s ok, you can make this yummy popcorn in a few minutes and then dive right in!

Around the holidays I get all ambitious and think I’m going to bake up a ton of treats and impress the pants off everyone. Then you know what happens? Life. I manage to get a few things made, my ambition runs out, things come up and I don’t have enough treats for all the holiday get togethers! *SIGH*

You know what’s really bad about this? Everyone knows I’m a food blogger by now and when I walk in the door they seem to expect greatness. Some days it’s hard to live up to all the hype! So I’m always thankful when I come up with super simple treats like this Peanut Butter Cashew Popcorn that when I’m crunched on time I can make in a jiffy. Best part is no one knows that it didn’t take much time and they are still impressed!


I found this amazing treat in the Gooseberry Patch Hometown Harvest Cookbook. I adore that cookbook. It’s stuffed full of all kinds of treats and eats like this one that have been tried by people just like you and I and often times passed down through the generations. That’s when you know a recipe is a true *keeper*!

You know what else is pretty awesome. I have a chance for you to win one of those amazing Hometown Harvest Cookbooks right here on the blog! So when you are in a pinch around the holidays you have a ton of amazing recipes, other than mine of course, that you can go straight too and impress everyone!

Peanut Butter Cashew Popcorn

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Serves 30 cups     adjust servings


  • 6 qts popped popcorn
  • 3 c. cashews
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. light corn syrup
  • 1 c. honey
  • 2 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl combine popcorn and cashews; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and honey. Bring to a rapid boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture and stir to coat.
  3. Pour popcorn mixture out onto wax paper and let cool. Store in an airtight container.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 328kcal Calories from fat 149
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Transfat 0g
Sodium 12mg1%
Carbohydrate 43g14%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 34g
Protein 7g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Megan { Country Cleaver}

    I would fight to the death for a batch of this!! Crunch Munch was my biggest weakness in college. And now that weakness is back again… YUM!!

    • Julie Evink

      I remember inhaling that stuff at my Grandma’s because Mom would never by it for us!!

  • Debbie Caraballo

    Hi Julie!
    I guess my favorite Gooseberry Patch cookbook would have to be The Harvest Table. That’s because it has one of my recipes in it! Lol

  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    I am a popcorn lover and this one sounds really great!

  • Heather @ French Press

    best ever popcorn!

  • Diane in Cincinnati

    I’m trying this!!

  • Corinne

    This looks delicious! Can I start with microwaved popcorn or do you recommend another kind? Also, how long does it keep? Thank you!

    • Julie Evink

      I popped popcorn maker but I don’t see what you couldn’t use microwave popcorn. I would use a very lightly butter or not buttered at all popcorn though.

  • caralee dwyer

    cookbook would be amazing

  • Catherine

    Dear Julie, I love flavored popcorn. It’s such a fun snack. I never tired making my own flavored popcorn but it sounds like fun. Just stopping by from Marvelous Mondays. Blessings dear, Catherine

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