OK, but not special enough to make again
This recipe is so delicious. I agree with shankoene that it's very easy to overeat, 3/4 cup is a pretty small serving once its measured out and I find myself sneaking handfuls throughout the day... On the plus side though the peanut butter taste is divine and adds a bit of healthy fats so it's not all bad. I have made this several times and it is always finished by day 3!
I've made this twice. The first time I made as written and found the peanut butter to be too subtle. This time I made the sugar/corn syrup measurements scant and mounded the peanut butter and salt and I can't stop eating it.
This tastes great, but I give a caveat to those who are making a Cooking Light recipe thinking it is good for you. I get that it is low fat, but I don't really think that makes a recipe healthy. It is way more sugar than I am used to. And they are calling a serving 3/4 cup saying that this recipe serves 20, so calories can add up easily if you are just standing next to the bowl. But, having said that, it does taste really good.
This is amazing! Planning on giving it out with x-mas gifts.
I made this recipe for at-home "Movie Night" and I was happy with the ease of the recipe. Overall I did think that it was a little too sweet and not enough of salt to balance, so if / when I make it again, I would cut down on some of the sugar and beef up the saltiness of the snack. I thought you could definitely taste the peanut when it was still a little hot, but the next day, hardly at all - tastes like caramel corn almost 100%. I am in love with the maple-chile popcorn recipe (with the cashews) so I'm not sure if I would make this again since I already prefer another recipe. Overall, this may have just been a little to sweet for me, but I think it's a good solid recipe if you love caramel corn.
Made this for our annual Halloween dinner party. It was well received by our guests, one of whom is on a gluten-free diet. Used two bags of Pop Secret 94% fat-free microwave popcorn. I like the sweet/salty combo! And it stayed crispy for several days in a ziploc bag.
Loved this...huge hit. Good gift for Christmas for friends and neighbors.
Great recipe! nice flavor balance between the caramel and peanut butter. Only reason I would not rate 5 stars, very small recipe. I tripled the recipe because 1/4 cup of unpopped corn would be the a single serving for one person. Easy go to recipe. Will definitely make again.
This was amazing! I used my hot air popcorn popper instead of popping it in a dutch oven with oil, and it still turned out fabulous. The only problem is that I probably at 3/4 of it myself the first day...
It's good, but it tastes like Cracker Jacks. I agree with those who said it's not very peanutty. You can taste the peanut butter at the finish, but only then. I just made the Maple-Chili Popcorn from this site and I much prefer it. It's quicker, easier, and ends up crunchier. It also has a unique flavor compared to this.
I made this last night! So easy. I used two large bags of microwave light popcorn and had peanuts instead of almonds. Brought some to work and Everyone loves it!!! They are all asking for the recipe.
AMAZING! The flavor is spectacular and the peanut butter is very subtle, the almonds add a wonderful burst of flavor. I recommend roasted salted almonds and then slice them yourself. Enjoy!
I made this as is and it was really good! The kids loved it! Although, I had to tell my husband it was peanut butter. The flavor is more subtle that I thought it would be. But it's very good.