Publisher Photo
Publisher Photo
"Need a fun last-minute school snack or bake sale item?" asks Ruth Burrus of Zionsville, Indiana. "These popular bars are sweet and chewy and can be ready in just minutes."
Recommended: Top 10 Caramel Recipes
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups honey graham cereal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, broken
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

In a large bowl, combine popcorn, cereal, M&M's and pretzels; set aside.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and flour. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 244°-248° (firm-ball stage), stirring after each minute.
Immediately pour over popcorn mixture; toss to coat. Press into a buttered 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Caramel Popcorn Bars in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p8

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 170 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

Popular Videos

  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups honey graham cereal
  • 1 cup milk chocolate M&M's
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks, broken
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  1. In a large bowl, combine popcorn, cereal, M&M's and pretzels; set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and flour. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 3-4 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 244°-248° (firm-ball stage), stirring after each minute.
  3. Immediately pour over popcorn mixture; toss to coat. Press into a buttered 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Caramel Popcorn Bars in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p8

Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe

By entering my email and clicking the subscribe button below, I am opting to receive the newsletters I have selected.

Please enter a valid email

You Are successfully subscribed

ERROR! Please try Again

Reviews forCaramel Popcorn Bars

My Review
Click stars to rate
Loading Image
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review