- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 package (10 ounces) large marshmallows
- 2 quarts popped popcorn
- 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
- 1-1/4 cups M&M's minis
- In a Dutch oven, melt butter; add corn syrup and marshmallows. Cook and stir over low heat for 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Add popcorn; stir until coated. Stir in peanuts and M&M's until combined. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cool to room temperature. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
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I have made this recipe for years. I also, leave out the corn syrup and most of the time add a cup of raisins. I have never had a problem with my M & Ms melting.
I think this is a good recipe--with modifications. I'm not entirely sure that the corn syrup is necessary--makes for the extra gooeyness. I poured a 1/2 c. of the M&Ms in a second before putting in the pan so they wouldn't melt. Then I sprinkled the remaining ones on the top of bars--this worked well and kept them from all melting.
I agree with you. My M&M;s melted and was very gooey. Wonder what made them that way?
These sounded like a fun "take" on Rice Krispie Bars but they were VERY gooey and hard to eat. I would not make them again!