Butterscotch Popcorn Bars Recipe

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"Dotted with peanuts and raisins, these chewy squares are easy to mix up on the stovetop when I know the grandchildren are on the way," writes Carol Stone of Waverly, Tennessee.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts unsalted popped popcorn
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 132 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, peanuts and raisins. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in the marshmallows and chips until melted and smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture and stir until evenly coated. Immediately pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan and press down evenly. Cool before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Butterscotch Popcorn Bars in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p62

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 132 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2009

These bars are really good and very sweet. Perfect for kids. I used two bags of microwave popcorn, honey roasted peanuts and the microwave (three minutes on high). I think this is a great base recipe to experiment with different chips,nuts, and maybe some unsweetened cereals.

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