Cranberry Popcorn Bars Recipe
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Cranberry Popcorn Bars Recipe

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Between work and home, I eat popcorn every day. Our company makes old-fashioned stovetop poppers. We're in the heart of popcorn country and are always trying new popcorn varieties and seasonings. These snack bars are crisp and tangy.—Wabash Valley Farms, Steve Dold, Monon, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 170 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, cook and stir marshmallows and butter over low heat until smooth. Stir in the cranberries, walnuts, orange peel and salt.
  2. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat. Press into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. pan. Cool. Cut into bars with a serrated knife. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Cranberry Popcorn Bars in Taste of Home December/January 2000, p45

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martinna User ID: 2142710 22128
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2012

"My 3 yr old son helped me make these, and we all really like them. The salty, sweet, tangy combination of flavors is great."

pianodame2000 User ID: 1635536 64918
Reviewed May. 29, 2009

"My family loves these and they are so easy. We like taking them on camping trips"

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