Posted by & filed under Desserts, Easter, Holiday, Recipes, Spring.

While browsing the isles of Trader Joe’s a couple of weeks ago, I spotted the beloved cookie butter! I had to try this magical stuff! This was my first time trying cookie butter and it really lives up to all the hype. I literally took a spoon to the jar… okay I’ll stop there. Let me just tell you that it is addicting! Banana’s and cookie butter is my new favorite! I will forewarn you that today’s recipe is HIGHLY addictive! I could not keep my hands out of the bowl. I packaged it all up and gave it to my friends and then they were all begging for the recipe. So here ya go… ;)

This recipe really is so easy to make and I promise you the cookie butter makes ALL the difference. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, it is on Amazon… but a bit more pricey. It may be worth it though. ;)

Cookie butter popcorn...this stuff is addicting!

Cookie butter popcorn


  • 16 cups air popped plain popcorn (I did 1/2 cup seeds + 1 TB oil)
  • 1 16 oz pkg Krogers vanilla candy coating (or candyquik)
  • 3 TB cookie butter (found at Trader Joes ... Biscoff or Peanut butter will work too)
  • 1/2 cup colored candy melts
  • 1 pkg m&m's (I used PB Easter m&m's)
  • Sprinkles


  1. Pop your popcorn and place in a large bowl. Next melt your vanilla candy coating in the microwave according to the package directions. Then add the cookie butter to the melted chocolate. Stir until combined. Drizzle the coating over the popcorn. Stir until evenly coated. Mix in m&m's and then spread out on wax paper.
  2. Melt your colored candy melts in the microwave and then drizzle on top of the popcorn. You can always add a few drops of food coloring to white chocolate chips as well.
  3. Top with sprinkles.
  4. Enjoy!

Cookie butter popcorn...super easy to make and dangerously delicious! It will be gone in minutes!

Num…num… package it up and pass it out for a Easter treat. :D

Cookie butter popcorn... this stuff is dangerously delicious!!

Enjoy!! :D


Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

Join in!

36 Responses to “Cookie butter popcorn”

  1. Jon

    My mother-in-law found the cookie butter on a trip to TJ. It is some tasty stuff! The ‘cookie butter popcorn’ sounds like it is right on the verge of being sinful ;) It does look like an excellent Easter treat to bag up and give away.

  2. Ann

    Ha! I’ve never heard of this but you better believe I’m getting some very soon! The popcorn looks ah-mazing. Thank you!

  3. Kristy

    I can’t wait to try this, we can’t use m&me because of food allergies but I want to try mini eggs instead :) thank you for this recipe

  4. Jennifer

    Does anyone know if I can use plain pre popped, microwave or jiffy pop? I do not have an air popper and my pots are very heavy (not about to do the old school shake a pot method).

  5. tammy

    It looks delightful! I don’t live near a Trader Joes and I have never heard of Bishcoff. Describe a little what the two products are and how they differ from plain peanut butter. Thanks.

    • Melissa

      I found biscoff spread at Walmart. They also have it at World Market. It is a sweet creamy spread.

  6. Nikki

    Hi! I stumbled upon this while looking for candy recipes for Christmas. I’m from the Philippines and I don’t think we have candiquick here. What would be a good alternative that I can use? Will white chocolate work? Thanks!

  7. Dylan

    This looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I really want to make this as a craft at a cooking clinic with about 8 girls. How much popcorn do you think I will need? thanks!

  8. Linda A

    If you cannot find cookie butter, look for Biscoff spread. It is available at most major retailers/grocery stores and is the original cookie butter.

  9. Heather

    Amazing! This is so good! I am making this for a baby shower (using blue candies!), but wanted to test out today, so I made it Valentine’s Day inspired. I only had 12oz. white chocolate and it was plenty to coat the popcorn.

  10. Lola

    Is there a difference between the candy coating and the candy melts? Could you just use alot of candu melts instead?

    • Jamielyn

      Hi! I haven’t had that issue before, it has always hardened for me! It could be different altitudes that change the consistency?

    • Jamielyn

      Hi Aileen! Yes, using 1/2 cup of kernels will yield about 4 quarts of popped popcorn (or 16 cups of popcorn). :)