Cookie butter popcorn


Cookie butter popcorn recipe -easy to make and completely addictive!

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… ;)

Cookie butter popcorn ... this stuff is addicting!

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), optional
  • Sprinkles, optional


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. 2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Top with sprinkles.

Check out the video below:

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!!

Here is a version I made for Valentine’s Day :)

Cookie butter popcorn... this stuff is dangerously delicious!! Love this version for Valentine's Day!

I even have a little video tutorial for you.

Cookie butter popcorn... this stuff is dangerously delicious!! Love this version for Valentine's Day!

Enjoy!! :D


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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Lauren @momhomeguide posted on March 24, 2013 at 9:54 am (#

    OH, MY GOSH! Cool — I have to make this for my popcorn loving sweet daughter! She just loves popcorn and will flip over this! Thanks for posting!

  2. Jon posted on March 24, 2013 at 11:51 am (#

    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.

  3. Donna posted on March 24, 2013 at 3:23 pm (#

    I just need a Trader Joe’s near me :( Will have to try it with biscoff!

  4. Ann posted on March 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm (#

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

  5. Kristy posted on March 25, 2013 at 10:43 am (#

    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

  6. cheryl posted on March 25, 2013 at 2:32 pm (#

    what is candy quick.

  7. Jennifer posted on March 26, 2013 at 7:44 am (#

    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).

    • Jamielyn posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:53 pm (#

      Yes, you can definitely use microwave popcorn… just make sure to take out any un-popped kernels. :)

  8. tammy posted on March 26, 2013 at 8:43 am (#

    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 posted on April 4, 2013 at 4:27 pm (#

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

  9. Rachel {at} It's a Hero posted on March 26, 2013 at 10:10 am (#

    I can’t wait to try this! I LOVE TJ’s Cookie Butter!

  10. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl posted on May 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm (#

    This looks so magical. Like unicorns created it and sprinkled it with sparkles. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Nikki posted on November 18, 2013 at 4:53 am (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm (#

      I haven’t tried this recipe with white chocolate, but it should work just fine and it will taste delicious!!

  12. Dylan posted on November 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm (#

    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!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 25, 2013 at 11:51 am (#

      It depends how much you want each of them to take home. I would probably double the recipe! :)

  13. Linda A posted on December 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm (#

    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.

    • Jennifer posted on July 28, 2014 at 2:23 am (#

      Would this work with Nutella?

      • Jamielyn posted on August 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm (#

        I think it would be amazing with nutella! Great idea!

  14. Heather posted on January 21, 2014 at 11:59 am (#

    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.

    • Jamielyn posted on January 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm (#

      I’m glad you liked it Heather! What a great idea to use blue candies for a baby shower! Thanks for sharing! :)

  15. Sherry posted on March 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm (#

    Re: popcorn with cookie butter recipe, did you salt the popcorn? Ty.

    • Jamielyn posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm (#

      Hi Sherry! I didn’t salt my popcorn, but you definitely could if you want a sweet/salty taste! :)

  16. Melissa posted on March 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm (#

    I bet this would be good with rice chex too as a type of chex mix!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm (#

      Ooooh…this would be delicious with rice chex! So many possibilities! :)

  17. Lola posted on April 7, 2014 at 3:44 pm (#

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

    • Jamielyn posted on April 9, 2014 at 5:58 pm (#

      Yes you can definitely use candy melts instead! :)

  18. cupcakekiller702 posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:41 pm (#

    Does the Biscoff keep the candy coating or chocolate from setting up properly? I made some, and the candy coating is still sticky soft.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:43 am (#

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

  19. Susan posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:11 pm (#

    OMG made this today! Just amazing!!! Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:14 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked it Susan! It is a definitely a favorite treat when I want to splurge! :)

  20. Robyn Munyan posted on April 21, 2014 at 4:56 pm (#

    Can’t wait to try something new and Eggciting!!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 21, 2014 at 6:24 pm (#

      Hope you enjoy this Robyn! Cookie butter makes every dessert delicious! :)

  21. cupcakekiller702 posted on May 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm (#

    My popcorn went soggy and didn’t set at all. :(

  22. Aileen h posted on May 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm (#

    So does 1/2 cup seeds make 16 cups popcorn!? Sorry a little lost. Thanks in advance.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:49 pm (#

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

  23. Sarah @ Miss Candiquik posted on July 8, 2014 at 1:41 pm (#

    Ahhh, this looks like the perfect afternoon desk snack! Sharing :)

  24. Susan posted on September 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm (#

    Do you put it in the fridge to set? I just finished making it and its still sticky.  How long should it sit before it hardens?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 1:16 am (#

      Hi Susan! Mine hardened after about 20 minutes. Putting it in the fridge or freezer would definitely help it set faster! :)

  25. heather posted on October 2, 2014 at 10:19 am (#

    do we have such a thing in Canada?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 5, 2014 at 12:35 am (#

      Hi Heather! I’m not sure if they sell cookie butter in Canada but they probably sell Biscoff Spread. It will be at the grocery store near the peanut butter. :)

  26. Rochelle Vogel posted on October 12, 2014 at 10:58 am (#

    Gotta try that cookie butter popcorn with my granddaughter!! Thank you!!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:44 am (#

      She will love it! It is one of my kids favorites. :)

  27. Pat posted on January 8, 2015 at 10:49 pm (#

    I used a 12 oz. package of white chocolate chips & pre-popped kettle corn & also put broken pretzel sticks. Worked great

  28. Allison posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:39 pm (#

    How far in advance can the cookie butter popcorn be made?
     I want to make it for my daughter’s birthday so I’m trying to plan. ahead.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:13 am (#

      The popcorn is best the day of, but it should be fine if you make it the day before and keep it sealed! :)

  29. Teresa posted on April 21, 2015 at 9:01 pm (#

    What are candy melts?  I will go to TJ’s tomorrow, for the cookie butter, which I’ve also never heard of.  I can’t believe I’m the only one who doesn’t know what candy melts are!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:09 pm (#

      They are similar to white chocolate. You can find them in the baking section!

  30. Paulette posted on May 17, 2015 at 7:06 pm (#

    Thank you for the popcorn recipe. I will make it very soon. It sounds and looks yummy.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:44 pm (#

      You are very welcome! I hope you enjoy this recipe. :)

  31. Dina posted on September 17, 2015 at 10:59 pm (#

    In Canada I’ve never seen cookie butter….nor have I ever heard of it before? Can it be bought in grocery stores in the USA? If so next time I’m over the border I’m buying some!

    • Laura Capello posted on September 25, 2015 at 8:04 am (#

      Yes! You can find it at Trader Joe’s. Some grocery stores are also starting to offer something similar as well. :)

  32. sapan jahan posted on October 15, 2016 at 7:26 am (#

    This looks and sounds good