Confetti Popcorn Bars

Ready in 15 minutes! Colorful gumdrops peek out from no-bake cereal bars made with five on-hand ingredients.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
bag (3.5 oz) microwave popcorn, popped*
1/2
cup small gumdrops
1/3
cup unsalted peanuts
2
cups miniature marshmallows
3
tablespoons butter or margarine

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Grease 8- or 9-inch square pan. Remove any unpopped kernels from popcorn. In large greased bowl, mix popcorn, gumdrops and peanuts.
  • 2 In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave marshmallows and butter uncovered on High 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring once halfway through microwave time. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn mixture; toss until evenly coated.
  • 3 With buttered hands, press mixture in pan. Refrigerate until firm. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
  • 1 Grease 8- or 9-inch square pan. Remove any unpopped kernels from popcorn. In large greased bowl, mix popcorn, gumdrops and peanuts.
  • 2 In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave marshmallows and butter uncovered on High 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring once halfway through microwave time. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn mixture; toss until evenly coated.
  • 3 With buttered hands, press mixture in pan. Refrigerate until firm. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

*10 cups popped popcorn can be substituted for the microwave popcorn.

Candy-coated chocolate candies can be substituted for the gumdrops.

For a real holiday touch, use only red and green gumdrops.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.