Irresistable nuggets of fun.
5 cups popped popcorn (I used microwave butter flavored)
2 cup chopped, salted pistachios
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place popcorn and pistachios in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and corn syrup to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over popcorn and stir until well coated.
When cool enough to handle, for into 1 1/2" balls and place on a baking sheet. Allow to sit at room temperature until completely cooled and firm. Makes about 50. (I've also frozen them on a cookie sheet, transferred to a freezer bag, and had them on hand whenever needed).