Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn

I came home from dinner with a hankering for something sweet, chocolaty, crunchy, and just a little bit salty, so I experimented with tossing together a big batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn to share with my friends. It needed to be fast and easy and really yummy. It turned out so satisfying, I think it might become a staple snack in my apartment.


(If you are unable to get “Dark Chocolate Dreams” Peanut Butter, use plain peanut butter and add 1 Tbs of cocoa powder and 1 extra Tbs sweetener or 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips)


  1. 1. Using an air popper, pop the popcorn into a large mixing bowl. If you don’t have an air popper, pop the kernels the old-fashioned way in a pan with a bit of oil and a lid.
  2. 2. In a saucepan on low-medium heat, melt the Earth Balance and add in the almond milk, sugar, and chocolate peanut butter.
  3. 3. Stir until it begins to bubble and is silky-smooth.
  4. 4. Pour the contents of the saucepan over the popcorn and stir with a spoon or fork until it is evenly coating the popcorn.
  5. 5. Serve and enjoy – and don’t forget to put some aside in an bag to take to work the next day, ’cause you will eat them all. I promise.

Written by joshuakatcher

Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • Maija Haavisto

    I’m not so big on peanut butter, but I bet this would be fantastic with almond or cashew butter, too.

    • joshuakatcher

      yes, it would be kick-ass with cashew cutter and vanilla! Or Pecan butter and cinnamon! so many combinations. YUMMM