Simply Healthy Family: Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn #SundaySupper

17.8.14

Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn #SundaySupper



Here's the thing. I'm a procrastinator, through and through. I'd like to blame it on the kids but I'm pretty sure I've been this way since, well puberty I think. I mean, don't get me wrong, the chaos, constant interruptions, fighting, yelling and occasional minor civil war in the family room don't help matters any but I'm a procrastinator nonetheless. Which is why I'm making, photographing and writing this post and 7:37 on a Saturday evening.









Take back. It's totally the kids fault. They've been in here 72 times in the last 4 minutes and screaming at each other when not in 'my' room. The darlings.



But, we shall focus on the task at hand which happens to be popcorn. Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn. Peanut Butter and Jelly popcorn coated in rich, velvety, melted white chocolate sort of popcorn. Because sometimes that's how it needs to be done. That's a matter of fact.










In an effort to bring the aforementioned darlings a special treat for Back to School I went with a special spin on our all time favorite snack, popcorn. Major success. The Sunday Supper Team has collaborated once again to pull together a bountiful list of Back to School snacks, sips and main dishes for you all.

Another huge thanks to Tammi at Momma's Meals for helping me co-host this weeks Sunday Supper!












While I am aware that this snack has sugar in it which is a rarity in our house and certainly on this blog, it is if fact a special treat. I do however choose my ingredients carefully and don't buy products containing High Fructose Corn Syrup and other chemically manufactured ingredients. Have you looked at the back of the jars and whatnot's that you're purchasing lately? It was really difficult to find a jam or jelly that didn't contain HFCS, in fact, it was the first ingredient on almost all of the jars. I usually buy the Costco/Kirkland brand jelly and PB which contains all natural ingredients. At the grocery store, Smuckers All Natural was the only brand that didn't have HFCS or preservatives in it.





Now I'm off to watch a movie with the sweet darlings. Funny how Despicable Me, Ratatouille, Princess Diaries and Frozen never get old......... well maybe Frozen :)




Happy Back to School Snacking!




You Will Need

Wax paper or a silpat
4 cups popcorn (1/2 cup kernels)
1 cup white chocolate chips, divided
1 heaping spoonful all natural, no sugar added peanut butter
1 heaping spoonful grape jelly

In a small, nonstick sauce pot add half of the chocolate. Cook on medium till they start to melt while stirring with a rubber spatula. Stir in the peanut butter and cook until combined. 

Repeat with the remaining chocolate and jelly. 

Divide the popcorn into 2 large bowls. 

Pour the peanut butter mixture over one bowl of popcorn and toss to coat. Repeat with the jelly mixture and remaining bowl of popcorn. 

Spread each bowl of popcorn evenly on a sheet of wax paper or silpat. Let cool to harden. I put mine in the fridge for a bit. 





 I hope you will Pin and share this post and then visit all of my friends who share in the mission to bring simple, delicious foods to the table during the school year and beyond.







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30 comments:

  1. Peanut butter and jelly is such a classic, not to mention child approved, combination, Gwen. I love that you mixed them up with white chocolate and popcorn. Talk about a winner! Thank you so much for co-hosting this great theme!

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  2. Okay, I am in love with this popcorn idea! So fun!

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  3. This is such a fun idea! Thank you so much for hosting this week's #SundaySupper event!!

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    1. Thank you Isabel! Tammi was on top of it and walked me through it.... she should get paid ;}

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting this week, Gwen! Now this is the way I want to eat pb&j! Especially when white chocolate is involved!!!

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    1. Thanks Liz! It was a fun treat ;}

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  5. What a neat idea I never thought of this combo, but it sounds delish! Thanks for hosting this event!!

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    1. Thank you and you're most welcome! ;}

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  6. I love the creativity of this post. PB&J is one of my favorite combinations and I can't wait to try it in popcorn! Great job co-hosting!!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy! It was all Tammi ;}

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  7. Are you kidding?! This looks too good even for adults :)

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    1. heck yeah! just call it gourmet popcorn and serve it up ;}

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  8. This is like the best snack ever! I want to sit down and watch a movie with a bowl of it.

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    1. i hope you try it, it was a fun movie night snack!

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  9. Not really a fan of popcorn, because I know how addictive they could be..but...peanut butter..I will make an exception!

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    1. I'm not a fan of popcorn either! or peanut butter and jelly for that matter ;) but my kids adore both ;}

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  10. My daughter would go nuts for this for an after school snack. What a great idea!!

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    1. lol, yeah, my kids were on cloud 9 ;)

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  11. I can't eat bread but I can eat popcorn. I think you have solved my craving for a pb&j sandwich with popcorn. LOL Sounds so good. In fact, I might just leave this comment and go whip up a batch of this to surprise my kiddos. Thanks!

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    1. Go get your fix girl! ;)

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  12. White chocolate with pb and/or jelly mixed into popcorn is brilliant, Gwen. Trust you had fun at the movies with your darlings =) ... I think little ones keep us young =)

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  13. Addictive! That's a fabulous idea.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. This looks dangerously delicious! Not sure I could resist but perhaps I should give it a try - you know, for the kids and all ;)

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  15. Popcorn, PB&J...could this be any more nostalgic of childhood?! Yum!

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  16. Okay Gwen now I NEED a popcorn maker! Christmas is coming, right?

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  17. Can I blame my four legged fur-kids for my general procrastination? Every time I go to work on blog, photos, or cook they run around the house like Tasmanian Devils.

    Now, I've never had PB & J popcorn but this could be addictive from the look and sounds of it!

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  18. Wonderful idea! I will definitely try this for my daughter's party!

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  19. I love the p and j popcorn idea. I tried to register for Sunday Suppers but no matter what I do , it say an error has occured. Any suggestions of a contact?

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    1. Here is the link to sign up http://www.sundaysuppermovement.com/forums/
      if that doesn't work contact Isabel on the Sunday Supper blog (link on my side bar) or Renee Dobbs on Facebook.

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    2. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sundaysuppermovement/

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