Peanut Curry Corn

"Yummy, crunchy, sticky, low cal, low fat (if you use "Better than Peanut Butter") popcorn recipe that I came up with in desperation one day in response to getting soooo sick of air-popped popcorn made with butter spray and Parmesan cheese, my old diet standby. I know this sounds odd, but try it!-- It's yummy!"
photo by boy named Sous photo by boy named Sous
photo by boy named Sous
Ready In:
1 HUGE servings for me!


  • 8 cups popped popcorn (air-popped- no oil or salt)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter ("Better than Peanut Butter")
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (Sambal Oelek)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder


  • I use 1/2 cup unpopped corn kernels to make about 8 to 10 cups of popped corn in my air-popper. I use a LARGE plastic bowl to pop into.
  • In a microwave safe cup, put the peanut butter ( I use "Better than Peanut Butter" with mine. It's half the calories and like 75% less fat. It's too sweet in my opinion for PB&J sammies, but it is really great in this!).
  • Add sambal (add more if you like it spicier, or less if you're a wimp) to the peanut butter along with enough water (teeny bit!) to thin the peanut butter, not too runny though! Should be a creamy and thick. Stir with a table knife, not a fork.
  • Microwave the cup of P. Butter and Sambal for about 30 seconds.
  • With rubber gloved hands (Hot!) gently fold the P. butter mixture onto the popcorn. It's messy, and sticky and it seems impossible without crushing all the popcorn, but trust me, it does work. Just keep grabbing some in your hand and working it through the popcorn GENTLY. Remember work it into popcorn in the bottom of bowl too.
  • As it cools it turns into little clusters of popcorn-ball like sticky sweet spicy yumminess!
  • A nice cold beer goes great with this!

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Homeschooling mother of 7. Married 24 years this September. Our oldest boy was sous chef at a local restaurant, hence the name I picked for myself. He graduated from Culinary college last Spring and now he works as Sushi chef at the hottest sushi joint in town. It's not as challenging culinary-wise and he misses that, but sushi eaters are BIG tippers and he is saving up to go overseas for mission work. Two years ago I decided to take control of my health and life. And that included quitting a 30 year smoking habit on Feb. 12, 2006 and losing 30 lbs. I have succeeded in doing both! I feel great and I am getting very adventuresome in my life. I now walk all over town, ride my bike, have been known to skateboard :-) and on my 45th birthday I went and jumped off a BIG rope swing into a (COLD!) lake. YIKES! I have also been getting adventuresome in my cooking and eating. I love eating more than I love cooking, but mostly because 90% of the kids AND my husband likes junk food and I don't! I joined zaar's to start making yummy healthy foods for myself, and hopefully in the process, convince the rest of the family that good food is Good Food! My whole lifestyle and way of eating/cooking has so totally changed that I really need help figuring out how to cook so my family is satisfied, and yet healthy. <img src="">
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