Popcorn Bars Recipe
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Popcorn Bars Recipe

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Forget the hassle of homemade popcorn balls; these bars taste just fabulous without all the fuss! As added bonus, they’re not too sticky, so they're great for little hands. Cathy Tang - Redmond, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 189 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was prepared with popcorn popped in oil.
Originally published as Popcorn Bars in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 189 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

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.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

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.

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Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

I agree with you.  My M&M;s melted and was very gooey.  Wonder what made them that way?

Jarrene

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

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!

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