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The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

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One of the sandwiches I order the most at Peanut Butter and Co.’s Sandwich Shop in NY City uses The Bee’s Knees peanut butter and so in homage to my favorite peanut butter, I came up with a sweet treat that combined all of my favorite things- peanut butter, popcorn, marshmallows, and honey roasted peanuts.

These peanut butter popcorn bars are chewy, sticky, and chock full of peanuts. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, but beware- they won’t last long in your kitchen.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 8-10 servings

The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

Ingredients

popcorn honey roasted peanuts peanut butter sugar salt vanilla butter cream

3 ounce bag of popcorn, popped
1/2 cup of honey roasted peanuts
1/2 cup of The Bee’s Knees peanut butter
1/4 cup of honey
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup cream
1 cup mini marshmallows

Directions

1. Line a rectangular pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper and then grease with cooking spray.

2. Place the popcorn and peanuts together in a large mixing bowl; set aside.

3. Place a large heavy pot on medium low heat and mix together the peanut butter, honey, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Continue to stir until the peanut butter mixture is softened. Add in the butter and stir slowly until it is completely melted. Add in the cream once the butter is combined into the peanut butter mixture. Continue stirring until it is completely combined.

4. Pour the marshmallows into the pot and continue to stir until they are completely melted (keeping temperature on medium/medium low so the sugar doesn’t burn).

Pour the marshmallows into the pot and continue to stir until they are completely melted (keeping temperature on medium/medium low so the sugar doesn’t burn).

5. Remove the pot from heat and pour the popcorn peanut mixture into the peanut butter mixture. Stir until the popcorn is completely covered and sticky. Press into prepared rectangular pan and allow to set for about an hour, until cooled.

Remove the pot from heat and pour the popcorn peanut mixture into the peanut butter mixture. Stir until the popcorn is completely covered and sticky.

Press into prepared rectangular pan and allow to set for about an hour, until cooled.

6. Remove from pan and cut into bars. Enjoy!

Remove from pan and cut into bars.

Plate of Finished Popcorn Bars

PEANUT BUTTER GIVEAWAY

Kris melts the marshmallows with the peanut butter in this recipe to create these Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars. What other ways could you pair peanut butter with marshmallows?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar of The Bee’s Knees, the peanut butter used in this recipe.

DETAILS:

– The giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Monday, July 15 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.
– One entry per person.
– Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator and notified via the contact email provided on the comment form.
– Winner(s) will have until 07/18/13 to claim their prize or we will choose another winner.
– Winner will win one 16oz jar of The Bee’s Knees peanut butter. Product will be shipped by Peanut Butter & Co.
– No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age to enter. See Official Giveaway Rules.

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44 Responses to The Bee’s Knees Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

  1. megan says:

    Making a peanut butter and marshmallow stuffed crescent roll. Those little crescents from Pillsbury would be perfect to fill them with peanut butter and a giant marshmallow inside. Otherwise when you go camping you can make fluffernutter smores with or with out the chocolate.

  2. Jessica says:

    1 frozen banana and 2 tblsp PB in a food processor, blend until ice cream like. Top with chocolate syrup and marshmallows. (Think I’ve done that a few times :-))

  3. Kate says:

    I would make a traditional S’more (chocolate square, graham cracker and marshmallow) but add a layer of peanut butter! It would probably be extremely messy, but extremely good!

  4. sarah says:

    I would make a a warm PB and marshmellow drizzle to put on top of my pancakes. Add a couple splashes of chocolate and I’d be in heaven!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Kate, we had the same Idea with the S’mores!
    You can also add Peanut Butter to Rice Krispie Treats (Which uses the marshmallows), cutting back on the butter.

  6. Amy P says:

    How about peanut butter and marshmallows in fudge! These peanut butter popcorn bars look great!

  7. Kelli says:

    I’ve slathered crunchy peanut butter on a graham cracker & topped it with a toasted marshmallow. YUMMY!

  8. Francisco says:

    How about marshmallow sandwiched between two peanut butter cookies and topped with strawberry jam?

  9. Cari says:

    some kind of less sweet sweet potato dish, perhaps? 🙂

  10. Amy says:

    How much hot milk do you use? I don’t see it on the recipe. I would add pretzel bits and Cheerios to melted peanut butter and marshmallows.

  11. Scott Elliston says:

    I have often made smores using peanut butter cups instead of a chocolate bar alone. So I may make the PB Cups from the recipe posted yesterday and make smores with them. Or some marshmallow fluff and melted peanut butter drizzle over ice cream.

  12. Eva says:

    peanut butter is great in s’mores — just spread it on the graham cracker before you smush

  13. Phyllis Hecker says:

    Yummy! What a great combination.

  14. tara pittman says:

    with ice cream

  15. Lexi says:

    Add peanut butter and marshmallows to a store-bought brownie mix. Prepare the mix as directed on the packaging and then stir in 1/4 cup marshmallows and 1/4 cup peanut butter to the batter before baking!

  16. Dave says:

    We make chocolate dipped marshmallows and could add peanuts (crushed) to them!

  17. Meaghan N says:

    Banana boats cooked over the campfire! Slice open the banana keeping the peel on then spread some PB in and then stuff with marshmallows and chocolate. Wrap the whole thing in foil and put over the fire embers for 5-10 min. Delicious!

  18. Jeffrey says:

    I like making my s’mores with peanut butter!

  19. Stephanie says:

    How much milk does the recipe call for?

    Thank you!

  20. Teresa C. says:

    I cook corn syrup and sugar over the stovetop, add peanut butter and marshmallows until blended, then add corn flakes. Stir and drop onto waxed paper….mmmm.

  21. Gina says:

    I’ve used them as brownie toppings! Delicious! Also, I’d love to know how much milk for the recipe above. These are something my family would surely enjoy!

  22. Jillian Tyre says:

    Peanut butter and marshmallow between two thinly sliced apple rounds.

  23. Barb P says:

    Stephanie/Gina – I think that the 3rd paragraph belongs to a different recipe. If you look, there are two #3s in the recipe. I would say skip the paragraph that tells you to use a mixer.

  24. Shalis Brooks says:

    Make a grilled peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich!! Yummy!!

  25. Jake B says:

    PB & Marshmallow in my Rollie Machine wrapped in pie crust 🙂

  26. Lindsay H says:

    I like sandwiches of peanut butter, banana slices, and chocolate chips. Zany but yummy!

  27. Irina says:

    I would make a sandwich with PB and Whipped cream

  28. Erin R. says:

    I think oatmeal cream pies, except with soft peanut butter cookies and marshmallowy filling.

  29. bridget says:

    Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff

  30. lori webb says:

    I make an apple fruit dip with peanut butter, marshmallows and cream cheese.

  31. Connie says:

    I think dark chocolate salted caramel pretzels would be good with the peanut butter and marshmallow

  32. Sandy says:

    Peanut butter fudge with marshmallows. Dip fruit into peanut butter then cover with mini marshmallows

  33. Renata says:

    Peanut Butter and Marshmallow are fabulous sundae toppings for summertime!

  34. mila says:

    Add both to brownie mix!
    That’s a gooey concoction

  35. Denise Lonsdorf says:

    So I’m thinking peanut butter smores!

  36. Stephanie says:

    Barb P — thank you! 🙂

  37. Lori says:

    put a large marshmallow on a popsicle or cake pop stick. dip into melted peanut butter and then into colored sprinkles, choc chips, or chopped nuts.

  38. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    Her recipe sounds perfect! Caramel would be a good addition.

  39. Georgiana says:

    Marshmallow & Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge! Yum!

  40. nik says:

    Split a a banana, spread peanut butter in it, dot with chocolate chips and marshmallows, and grill! 🙂

  41. Susan Christy says:

    Peanut Butter S’Mores bars – I am not too creative a cook, but would give this a try!

  42. Natalie says:

    Peanut butter, M and M’s, kit kat bar crumbles and frosting!

  43. Daraya says:

    You could make peanut butter marshmellow rice krispies! 🙂

  44. Jennifer C. says:

    S’mores with peanut butter AND chocolate…and marshmallow of course!

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