Caramel-Popcorn Bars

Wrap these bars individually in plastic wrap, and pack them to take to a sporting event. You’ll be ready when the munchies hit!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
bag (3.5 oz) microwave popcorn (any variety), popped
1
cup coarsely crushed peanut brittle (6 oz)
1
bag (14 oz) caramels
1
tablespoon water
1/4
teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 Butter bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix popcorn and peanut brittle. In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave caramels and water uncovered on High 2 to 4 minutes, stirring every minute, until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  • 3 Pour over popcorn mixture; toss until evenly coated. Press in pan with buttered hands. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set. For 24 bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows with wet knife.

Expert Tips

Make this recipe and wrap the bars individually the day before the event.

Chocolate lovers can stir in 1 cup chocolate chips or candy-coated chocolate candies before pressing in the pan. Or, go nuts! Stir in 1/2 cup chopped peanuts instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
40 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 g
4 %
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
80 mg
80 %;
Total Carbohydrate
18 g
18 %
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1 g
1 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.