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Peanut Butter Popcorn Bars

If you're looking for a fun snack for kids, try this chewy peanut butter popcorn recipe that have a mild peanut butter taste. They're easy to mix and can be pressed into a pan to form bars, or shaped into balls. —Kathy Oswald, Wauzeka, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon 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 stir until well coated. Press into a buttered 13x9-in. pan. Cool slightly before cutting.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To cut down on sugar, opt for a natural peanut butter.
  • If you prefer fresh popcorn, feel free to pop the kernels yourself on the stove.
  • Need more popcorn in your life? Try all of these delicious flavored popcorn recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 bar: 90 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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    • HomeChefColleen
      May 29, 2016

      Despite the yummy idea of pairing peanut butter with popcorn, it just doesn't work. Super hard to cut into "bars"; not enough peanut butter flavour (considering it's the first item in the title); and they're too hard to really enjoy (it is popcorn after all - should be hard but "poppy").

    • jmkasprak
      Jul 15, 2011

      We just didn't go for these. The flavor was okay. It's just that they were very chewy, when you expect a popcorn bar to be more ... snappy I guess.

    • olliede
      Feb 8, 2008

      Can I use the popcorn that is done in the mircowave oven?

    • Carolyn
      Oct 17, 2006

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    • mytabitha
      Dec 8, 2005

      No comment left