Avalanche Popcorn

Popcorn: Is there anything it can't do? Just 1 cup doles out 8 grams of whole grains and Hanson-level happiness - not to mention it's a cinch to make and easy on the wallet, too. Bowl over guests with this chocolate-peanut butter spin from the new cookbook Party Popcorn by Ashton Epps Swank ($15, amazon.com), or keep a portioned-out stash on hand to quash a sweet tooth. The PB packs protein to keep you satisfied, plus noshing on anything peanut-y during pregnancy may lower the risk of your kiddo developing an allergy to the legume, recent research finds. Pop to it!

Avalanche Popcorn
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins plus 20 minutes cooling Cook about 3 minutes in the microwave Start to Finish 35 mins


  • 8 cups popped popcorn (1/2 cup kernels)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup puffed rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

Make It

1. Pour popped popcorn into a large bowl.

2. In a medium bowl, mix white chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave on medium power for 1 minute. Stir until smooth, adding time in 30-second increments if needed. Pour over popcorn, add rice cereal and marshmallows; gently stir to coat.

3. Spread popcorn mixture on parchment paper.

4. In a small bowl, microwave milk chocolate chips on medium power for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, adding time if needed. Using a piping bag or plastic bag with the corner cut off, drizzle chocolate across popcorn.

5. Cool until candy coating has hardened, about 20 minutes. Break into pieces and serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 248, Fat, total (g): 13, sat. fat (g): 9, carb. (g): 32, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 3, Folate (µg): 9, sodium (mg): 65, calcium (mg): 14, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.