One of my favorite “toys” growing up was a blue and yellow Fisher Price apron and the accompanying kitchen utensils stuffed in the pockets – go figure, huh? Clearly my passions haven’t changed much since then. Along with the zig-zag pasta wheel, teaspoons and spatula (all yellow and blue plastic, of course) my apron also held a fold-out recipe card. All simple kid-friendly recipes, the card included such gems as Ants on a Log, “Banana Milkshake,” and Peanut Butter Popcorn.
This is a great “recipe” to teach you kids to encourage them to be creative and healthy when choosing their snacks. Prepared completely in the microwave, there are no knives, ovens or ranges to worry about. (However the recipe would be best prepared wearing a blue and yellow apron with Velcro strings) A simple recipe like this gives children independence in the kitchen and allows them to “cook” for themselves. Even though the recipe did originate from Fisher Price, it has stuck with me all these years. A sign that sometimes the simplest things are truly the best!
With a subtle sweetness, this creamy topping ups the ante on regular popcorn and creates that wonderful dichotomy of sweet and salty together in a healthy snack. Whether its a new addition to movie night or a fun twist on an afternoon snack, everyone will love this quick and easy popcorn topper!
Peanut Butter Popcorn
Makes enough topping for 1 regular bag of microwave popcorn
Melt 2 T peanut butter and 1 T margarine in a small bowl in the microwave. (Depending on microwaves, ~10-20 seconds)
Stir until smooth.
Drizzle over freshly popped popcorn.
*Chef’s Note : I prefer to drizzle the topping allowing some extra gooy bites, while my husband prefers to mix the topping in to ensure an even coating…you can choose what works best for you*