Popcorn and Peanut Bars

Popcorn and Peanut Bars

Looking for a homemade dessert using Wheaties® cereal? Then check out this popcorn and peanut bar recipe that’s made in a microwave in just 45 minutes.

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1 1/4
cups Wheaties® cereal
cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
cup raisins
cups popped popcorn
cup pretzel sticks, broken
cup peanut butter chips
cup honey
tablespoons chocolate chips
teaspoon canola oil
  1. Line bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix cereal, peanuts, raisins, popcorn and pretzels.
  3. In small microwavable bowl, microwave peanut butter chips and honey uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth.
  4. Pour peanut butter-honey mixture over cereal mixture. Stir to coat evenly. Spoon into pan. Using buttered fingers, press firmly so that mixture is even.
  5. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and oil uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over bars.
  6. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until firm. Remove mixture from pan; for bars; cut into 3 rows by 3 rows. Store covered in refrigerator up to 1 week.
Makes 9 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The honey adds a bit of sweetness to this salty-sweet whole-grain bar. Honey will slide easily out of the measuring cup if you first spray the cup with cooking spray. To save time, spray the cup at the same time you spray the foil in the pan.
Whole Grain Serving: 1/2

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.