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Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

By Jacqueline Alwill on May 16, 2018 in Food

The ultimate treat.

Recipes that come about when you’re trying to be resourceful with ingredients on hand are just the best! Nothing too planned, just a bit of this, a touch of that, and then, “Hey, they’re peanut butter popcorn bars!”
What I love about these is their simplicity. Anyone can access the ingredients at their local grocer, so there’s no need to buy the packet bars from the supermarket if you have some of these little beauties in your fridge or freezer.
They’re the ultimate treat for big and little people alike, and with a good quality peanut butter you obtain a delicious hit of plant-based proteins and satiating fats. They’re gluten and dairy free and, should you choose to, you can make them 100% plant-based too.
Time to pop into the kitchen – excuse the pun – and whip up a fresh batch!

4 cups cooked popcorn (approx 2 tablespoons of kernels)
¾ cup smooth peanut butter
¼ cup honey or ⅓ cup rice malt syrup

1. Place peanut butter and honey or rice malt in a small saucepan on low heat and whisk together with a fork or whisk until it is slightly runny (be careful not to leave it on the heat too long or it will become a crumby consistency);
2. When ready, place popcorn in a large bowl, pour over peanut butter and honey or rice malt mix, then mix together using clean hands;
3. Line a loaf tin with greaseproof paper and press bars into the tin;
4. Cover and place in the freezer to set for 2-3 hours;
5. Once set, slice and serve.

These peanut butter popcorn bars keep well out of the fridge or freezer and hold together for about 3 hours.

This wholesome recipe was kindly provided by local nutritionist and author Jacqueline Alwill, @brownpapernutrition. To order the newly launched Brown Paper Eats vegetarian, ready-made, home-delivered meals, please visit