Festive Popcorn Bars
For a popcorn ball taste but with less fuss, try these bars. Adding peanut butter and M&M's makes them fun. They're a hit with all ages.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 4 cups popped popcorn
- 3 cups puffed rice cereal
- 2 cups peanut M&M's
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- In a large greased bowl, combine the popcorn, cereal and M&M's; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the corn syrup, sugar and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Add peanut butter; stir until blended.
- Pour over popcorn mixture; toss gently to coat. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. pan. Cool before cutting.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 149 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Festive Popcorn Bars in Country Woman Christmas 1999