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Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

 Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars
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
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • 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.
  • Stir in peanut butter and vanilla; mix well. Pour over popcorn and
  • mix until well coated. Press into a buttered 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  • Cool slightly before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.
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.