Peanut Butter Caramel Corn

What is . . .






It’s this!


I knew I was in trouble, when my eyes gazed upon the recipe.

What could be better than Caramel & Peanut Butter combined . . . nothing I say.

Look where I found the recipe – Cooking Light!

o.k. I’m in.

Feast your eyes upon this fabulous new Cookbook.

I was lucky enough to be able to review this beautiful creature . . . before it was even released!

You need at least a day & some arms muscles, to get lost fully in it’s magic.

It’s huge!


The new way to cook light – Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook

COOKING LIGHT. . . The new way to cook light . . .  is a brand new just released Cookbook. Seriously, it’s release date is today.  It’s a beauty!  It’s a heavy, hardbound -two inch thick beautiful Cookbook.  It’s loaded with gorgeous pictures to entice your senses.  It’s hard to put down.  Seriously, you can build some good arm muscles – it’s big and beautiful.

The recipes in this book offer delectable dishes for every occasion.  This new cookbook is for anyone looking to craft delicious, wholesome meals.  There are more than 400 mouth watering recipes and beautiful full color pictures, to help usher in the next generation of Healthy Home Cooking!

Each recipe gives you the break down of Calories, Fat, protein, carbs, fiber, iron, sodium and calcium . . . what could be better than that!  It also displays vegetarian and whole grain choice icons as well.  One of the chapters I enjoy in this new Cookbook is:  Strategies & Techniques.  If there is something you simply don’t understand about baking terms, techniques or tools, chapter 14 is for you!

Guess what?

I’m giving away one of these just released . . . beautiful . . . huge cookbooks to one lucky reader.

Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light

Only those who live in the U.S. or Canada are eligible.

Here is what you need to do:

1.  Like me on Facebook  . . . pretty please. 

2.  Leave me a comment below this post.

That’s it . . . pretty simple.

Important:  Make sure you leave me a way to contact you through email or a link to your blog.

The deadline for entering this giveaway will be Friday, October 19th at Midnight MST

Oh yeah . . . Make this Peanut Butter Caramel Corn today!



Original recipe:  Cooking Light. The new way to Cook Light Cookbook

(Baking the candy-coated popcorn on low heat in the oven helps it stay crisp, never sticky or soggy)  Note:  If you want it to be sticky and chewy . . . Only Bake it for 20 minutes.

  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
  2. Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper; coat paper with Cooking spray
  3. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over med-high heat.  Add popcorn, cover and cook 4 minutes, shaking pan frequently.  When popping slows, remove pan from the heat.  Let stand until popping stops.  Uncover, add almonds.
  4. Combine sugar, syrup, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil.  Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat.  Add peanut butter and vanilla, and stir until smooth.  Drizzle over popcorn; toss well.  Spread mixture into prepared pan.  Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Cool completely.
Serves 20 (serving size:  about 3/4 cup).  Calories 155, Fat 7.rg (sat 1.8g, mono 3.5g. poly 1.6g


  • MelissaG - 10/16/2012 - 2:04 pm

    That peanut butter caramel corn looks FABULOUS! Plus I liked your on fb, so can I have the cook book please? Pretty please?? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Roberta Boice - 10/16/2012 - 2:14 pm

    I can’t wait to try this – never thought of putting peanut butter in! I have ALREADY LIKED you on FB – but I’m going to SHARE your recipe on my wall – that’ll get the word out!!!! I would LOVE to WIN this book – looks amazing. THANKS sweet Jonna!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanene - 10/16/2012 - 2:17 pm

    Love your blog!!! Thanks so much for all of your wonderful recipes thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Mak - 10/16/2012 - 2:22 pm

    Love your recipes! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Teri - 10/16/2012 - 2:24 pm

    I haven’t indulged in caramel corn (& never w/pb) in ??? yrs…Cooking Light truly makes ‘old comfort foods’ doable.ReplyCancel

  • NaDell - 10/16/2012 - 2:30 pm

    mmmmmmmm. That popcorn looks yummy! I’d love to try out some new recipes with that book. I’m working on losing weight (this year-never dieted before-lost 35 pounds since January!) and the calories and nutritional info would be terrific!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy Crosno - 10/16/2012 - 2:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, PEANUT BUTTER caramel corn??? I am all over it! I’m actually making caramel corn this afternoon for a baby shower coming up and I think I’m going to have to make a batch of the peanut butter for us! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • ChiTown Girl - 10/16/2012 - 2:35 pm

    OMG!! This looks INCREDIBLE!! I believe I have every ingredient in the house, so I just may be shoving this down my gullet tonight. =)

    I don’t Facebook, so I suppose I can’t win your give-away, but that’s ok. This recipe is gift enough!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - 10/16/2012 - 2:39 pm

    First I already Liked you on FB 🙂 Second, as I am typing this I have caramel corn in the oven baking. I will be trying your peanut butter caramel corn soon, looks delicious! Thanks for this giveaway, I love cookbooks! I read them like a good novel.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - 10/16/2012 - 2:47 pm

    I liked you on FB. This stuff looks so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 10/16/2012 - 2:52 pm

    I like you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - 10/16/2012 - 2:52 pm

    My peanut butter lovin’ husband is going to love this!!ReplyCancel

  • Carine - 10/16/2012 - 3:08 pm

    I don’t Facebook either but I’d love to be part of your giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Johnna Fick - 10/16/2012 - 3:26 pm

    Thank you for this awesome chance to win an inspiring and healthy kick in my butt! I think you’re awe inspiring, for so many, thank you again, for all you do for us!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa G - 10/16/2012 - 3:44 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - 10/16/2012 - 3:47 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it and hope to win and try all the others in this new exciting book 😉ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 10/16/2012 - 3:49 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Love caramel popcorn. Can’t get enough of it. ; )ReplyCancel

  • Heather M - 10/16/2012 - 3:59 pm

    Yum! Never thought about PB with popcorn! Sounds great! I have already liked you and follow you on FB! I have always liked the Cooking Light magazine–I’d love to have their new cookbook! 🙂
    As Jacques Pepin says, “Happy cooking!”ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - 10/16/2012 - 4:13 pm

    I love your recipes…and it’s fun just to read your blog! I’m always laughing. Thanks! p.s. I like you on fb.ReplyCancel

  • Heather ezyk - 10/16/2012 - 5:13 pm

    Oh my I need to make some of ths pb caramel corn!!! Looks dangerously delicious and that cookbook sounds right up my alley 🙂 thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Stacie - 10/16/2012 - 5:36 pm

    Oh my! Peanut butter is my absolute favorite, especially when combined with dessert! I am trying this soon! I would love the Cooking Light cookbook because I am trying to lose this baby weight and I need some ideas for healthy and delicious cooking!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - 10/16/2012 - 5:41 pm

    What great looking popcorn. Would love this cookbook.ReplyCancel

  • Brigitte - 10/16/2012 - 6:16 pm

    Can’t wait to try this, your site is very tasty!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Laughner - 10/16/2012 - 6:45 pm

    I am so excited to try this recipe! My mother always made popcorn balls for Halloween but this sounds phenomenal! Headed to FB to ‘like’ you!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - 10/16/2012 - 6:48 pm

    Can’t wait to try this and some of your other recipes I have pinned!! Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Sondra - 10/16/2012 - 6:49 pm

    This looks delish. I would love to have a copy of that cookbook. I need some help with my cooking.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna - 10/16/2012 - 6:56 pm

    Sorry to comment again, I just HAD to tell you that your Pretzel Bites recipe is the BEST!! I made them for a party we just had and they were such a hit! I only got a few, so had to make more!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 10/16/2012 - 6:58 pm

    Thanks for the amazing popcorn recipe, cant wait to try it out!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - 10/16/2012 - 7:14 pm

    Whheeeeeeee I can’t wait to make that popcorn as a treat for my friends for halloween =)ReplyCancel

  • Erin - 10/16/2012 - 7:37 pm

    YUM!! Peanut butter anything makes me a happy girl!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Belka - 10/16/2012 - 8:00 pm

    This popcorn looks delicious! I will be making this this weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Britiney @ Consider the Lilies - 10/16/2012 - 8:43 pm

    I’m a huge huge huge Cooking Light fan! Pick me!!!!ReplyCancel

  • erin - 10/16/2012 - 9:38 pm

    That looks amazing, plus I LOVE me a good cookbook. That counts as a book read for the year, right??ReplyCancel

  • Sallie - 10/17/2012 - 2:38 am

    Already liked you on FB 🙂 And this book looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Beth M - 10/17/2012 - 4:36 am

    I love Cooking Light! Thanks for this opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie - 10/17/2012 - 5:00 am

    It would be great to use that cook book during the week so I could enjoy the popcorn on the weekend!ReplyCancel

  • barbara n - 10/17/2012 - 5:22 am

    Yum….two of my favs…peanut butter and caramel popcorn!ReplyCancel

  • Carly - 10/17/2012 - 5:48 am

    My birthday is coming up and that would be a greaattt bday present!ReplyCancel

  • Tina Z - 10/17/2012 - 6:00 am

    Two of my favorite flavors combined with popcorn! Love it! Looking forward to making some. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Pierce - 10/17/2012 - 6:06 am

    I LOVE popcorn!!! Can’t wait to try the recipe & shared it with my friends!!ReplyCancel

  • Alana Patterson - 10/17/2012 - 7:04 am

    Looks totally scrumptious! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Would love to win the book too! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sue - 10/17/2012 - 7:32 am

    I love your site…and can’t wait to try all of the Halloween suggestions.
    I would really like to win the cook book…always always looking for GOOD ways to cook light. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Pam Hinkle - 10/17/2012 - 8:00 am

    I can’t believe this came from COOKING LIGHT! I used to get that mag, maybe it’s time I subscribed again.ReplyCancel

  • Nicky O - 10/17/2012 - 8:04 am

    I’ve never though to mix peanut butter and caramel corn. I love both individually, so I love this twice as much. Cooklight Cookbooks are great. What a great giveaway! Please enter me in the drawing.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea B - 10/17/2012 - 8:15 am

    can’t believe that recipe would be in a cook light cook book! I must see it for myself – I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila Daniels - 10/17/2012 - 8:30 am

    I love your site, I am a full time mom and work part time so I am constantly looking for new ideas on recipes and your website always catches my attention. My favorite to date is the Cheesy Enchilada Casserole. My kids love it and it is super easy. Caramel Corn is a favorite at our house, can’t wait to try this recipe. Thank you for what you do.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - 10/17/2012 - 8:45 am

    This recipe looks great! I LOVEE peanut butter! Love your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • mary wade - 10/17/2012 - 8:58 am

    I just love getting your recipes and this caramel corn looks out of this world! 3/4 cup per serving – HA! Would love the cookbook – thanks for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly - 10/17/2012 - 9:02 am

    I like you on FB. This popcorn looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya - 10/17/2012 - 9:07 am

    Seeing this post this morning made my day! Love your blog. Thanks for all you do 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Renee - 10/17/2012 - 9:13 am

    This recipe looks delicious!!! I am such a cookbook addict…this looks like a great addition to my collection!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - 10/17/2012 - 9:51 am

    I love reading your blog and have tried many of your fabulous recipes. I stumbled upon your blog about a year ago through a friend I met while going to school in Rexburg. I love peanut butter on anything and can’t wait to try this recipe! This cookbook would be wonderful to have!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia - 10/17/2012 - 9:53 am

    I love your Blog and Cooking Light! I already liked you on FB a long time ago. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Charlynn - 10/17/2012 - 9:56 am

    Thank you for another opportunity for a free cookbook! I love your blog! I get excited every time I get an email from you! I love all the great recipes! I sure have used plenty of them! Thanks and please keep posting!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn Guthmiller - 10/17/2012 - 10:10 am

    This recipe looks so good! I can’t wait to try it. And it’s from Cooking Light? Even better.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Gough - 10/17/2012 - 10:22 am

    I really enjoy reading your blog. Love your ideas, recipes and photos. I live in UT, we have a mutual friend in I.F., and I was able to meet you through her. You’re amazing. Cooking healthy can sometimes be a challenge. I would love to get my hands on that cookbook!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE! - 10/17/2012 - 10:29 am

      Hi Cindy,
      I should remember . . . who is our Mutual Friend?
      Oh I think it’s Rexann! If so….we are both very lucky.
      Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.


  • Allison A. - 10/17/2012 - 10:28 am

    I have no words other than THANK YOU!!! My MOH diet for my friends upcoming wedding thanks you! Now I get to have some sweets that won’t totally kill my waistline!ReplyCancel

  • Allison A. - 10/17/2012 - 10:30 am

    And because I forgot to add it in my previous comment because I was too excited, I like you on FB already!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Wilson - 10/17/2012 - 10:34 am

    Ooooh! Peanut Carmel Corn?! Genius! Can’t wait to try it! I would Love a Big FAT Cooking Light Cook Book! That would be just awesome! I liked you on FB a Looong time ago, so I’m qualified, right? This would just be so great! I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Chris B. - 10/17/2012 - 11:31 am

    I like you on FB! Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Ellen - 10/17/2012 - 11:47 am

    This would be so amazing for our newlywed household! Especially if this recipe is in it – my husband is dying!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - 10/17/2012 - 12:09 pm

    Nothing says fall like caramel corn! If it has peanut butter in it, it’s healthier right, because it has protein!ReplyCancel

  • Shanna McDaniel - 10/17/2012 - 12:09 pm

    Came across your page via Pinterest. So many yummy recipes & seeing your cookbook giveaway I had to go like you on FB right away! 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful looking recipes, already have a few picked out I want to try!


  • Vicki - 10/17/2012 - 12:10 pm

    forgot to add – I like you on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • Erika t - 10/17/2012 - 12:47 pm

    Love love any kind of caramel corn!!ReplyCancel

  • Lorenda - 10/17/2012 - 12:51 pm

    Peanut butter caramel corn….yummy! I cannot wait to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - 10/17/2012 - 1:08 pm

    Love your site. I also LOVE caramel corn,and can’t live without my peanut butter. what a perfect combination.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - 10/17/2012 - 1:11 pm

    Mmmm… I love a good popcorn recipe! I already liked you on FB, thanks for keeping up a fun food blog!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Hathaway - 10/17/2012 - 1:32 pm

    Definitely liked you on Facebook.

    I’d love a new cookbook. That caramel corn looks so good I’m thinking of making it for dinner tonight …ReplyCancel

  • Susan Brownfield - 10/17/2012 - 2:03 pm

    You are the best!! My 15 yr. old daughter and I have really enjoyed making your recipes this past year. I found your sight when I googled Monkey Bread….can’t wait to try this!
    Would love to win this cookbook….I liked you on FB too!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen - 10/17/2012 - 3:54 pm

    Caramel corn is wonderful snack food! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Spooner - 10/17/2012 - 5:10 pm

    I like JGOYBAB on Facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    miyax15 at yahoo dot comReplyCancel

  • Leslie - 10/17/2012 - 6:36 pm

    That popcorn looks delicious! I would love to try out that cookbook.ReplyCancel

  • Joan - 10/17/2012 - 7:32 pm

    WOW – great giveaway! Would love to win! Been following your blog for a while now and your recipes always look so good!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - 10/17/2012 - 8:13 pm

    Love your blog and your amazing recipesReplyCancel

  • Jan - 10/17/2012 - 10:18 pm

    Oh how I wish that popcorn was in my mouth right now! Lol. Yummm!ReplyCancel

  • BONNIE - 10/18/2012 - 2:23 am

    This is a fall comfort food!!! yum!ReplyCancel

  • Jo and Sue - 10/18/2012 - 6:23 am

    Oh. My. Goodness. I was pretty sure that I had THE BEST caramel popcorn recipe out there. Until now. PEANUT BUTTER!! Who would have thought??? I am making this as soon as I get home from work. If there are more cool recipes like this in that new book then I really, really need one. Really. 🙂 (PS – I already like you on Facebook!)ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi - 10/18/2012 - 7:54 am

    I need this!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tahne T - 10/18/2012 - 9:56 pm

    I like you… On Facebook that is.. I am sure you are as fabulous in person as your recipes are online! So please pick me to be the winner!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Langston - 10/19/2012 - 3:02 am

    Your apple tart is to die for!! I love anything brown and crispy just like you. I def have to make these, and I love your little, cute square skillets!
    Would love to win the cookbook.

  • Kami - 10/19/2012 - 5:49 am

    I’m new to your site but it looks great. I think today is the day to make your cinnamon rolls to have with dinner. even my son was asking if I was going to make them soon. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Lewis - 10/19/2012 - 5:50 am

    I follow you on Pinterest and saw your contest for the Cooking Light Cookbook. Hope I win!! This Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn recipe looks delicious and I love that it’s “light”.ReplyCancel

  • Carol - 10/19/2012 - 5:54 am

    Yum! Can’t wait to make a batch of this! Will need a “Cooking Light” cookbook to help shed the calories gained from pigging out on this recipe – lol. I already “liked” you on Facebook – giving away my best source for delicious recipes. Thanks for all of your recipes that make me look good in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - 10/19/2012 - 8:50 am

    Just found your blog (through pinterest, of course)and already loving soooooo many recipes!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla - 10/19/2012 - 9:08 am

    I liked you on FB. I would LOVE to win this cookbook. Cooking Light’s recipes have proven to be winners for years for my family and me.ReplyCancel

  • Emily - 10/19/2012 - 11:00 am

    Just found your blog through Pinterest. So many yummy recipes. Can’t wait to try them!ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - 10/19/2012 - 2:07 pm

    I liked you on FB!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Rosiek - 10/19/2012 - 2:36 pm

    I’ve been an email follower for a while and I’ve got quite a collection of your yummy recipes to try! I’m going to make the apple tart this weekend – looks DELISH! Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook….looks awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - 10/22/2012 - 5:59 am

    I’ve been reading Cooking Light for years and have always gotten raves from their recipes. Can’t wait to try this one!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - 11/03/2012 - 8:49 am

    I am probably to late for the cookbook but wanted to leave a comment anyway to say I love your sight! I love baking and cooking. I have fallen into a slump because we don’t really have the money for me to bake or cook like I ues to. Sad really. I have faith that the Lord will provide and I will be back in the kitchen in no time. Thanks again for a great and fun site. Pictures and directions are easy and fun to follow.

    Thanks again,


  • Kathy Handley - 11/14/2012 - 9:16 pm

    Looking forward to trying this..looks so yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Lesniak - 10/07/2013 - 8:25 pm

    I look forward making some of the recipes on your page. Will let you know how they turn out!


  • Wendy Patterson - 10/09/2013 - 1:07 pm

    I’ve been sick for weeks and haven’t felt like much more than chicken soup and camomile tea. After looking at your site, I think my appetite is about to return. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 10/09/2013 - 7:33 pm

      Hi Wendy,

      Oh…I do hope that you are feeling better soon! Homemade Chicken & Noodles should do the trick.
      If not, Peanut Butter Caramel Corn will for sure!!!!

      Get well soon,

  • Susan Parks - 10/11/2013 - 5:15 pm

    This looks fantastic! Love caramel corn and the peanut butter twist sounds
    delicious. Will definitely make this!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Wright - 10/15/2016 - 11:32 am

    Love your recipes, always something really yummy to try and make! 🙂