Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars Recipe
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Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars Recipe

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If you're looking for a fun snack for kids, try these chewy popcorn treats that have a mild peanut butter taste. They're easy to stir up and can be pressed into a pan to form bars or shaped into balls. Making them won't set you back much, since they cost a mere 4¢ a bar. —Kathy Oswald Wauzeka, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 90 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla; mix well. Pour over popcorn and mix until well coated. Press into a buttered 13x9-in. pan. Cool slightly before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p29

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Reviewed May. 29, 2016

"Despite the yummy idea of pairing peanut butter with popcorn, it just doesn't work. Super hard to cut into "bars"; not enough peanut butter flavour (considering it's the first item in the title); and they're too hard to really enjoy (it is popcorn after all - should be hard but "poppy")."

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"We just didn't go for these. The flavor was okay. It's just that they were very chewy, when you expect a popcorn bar to be more ... snappy I guess."

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2008

"Can I use the popcorn that is done in the mircowave oven?"

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