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Confetti Popcorn Bars

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Ready in 15 minutes! Colorful gumdrops peek out from no-bake cereal bars made with five on-hand ingredients.

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

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

*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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
7g
7%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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