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Crunchy Caramel Popcorn Bars Recipe

Crunchy Caramel Popcorn Bars Recipe

Sweeten up movie night! Use Pop Secret® microwave popcorn to make Crunchy Caramel Popcorn Bars the whole family will love!

What you'll need

  • 1 bag Pop Secret® microwave popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed peanut brittle (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 package caramels (14 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Helpful Tip:

Because microwaves cook differently, times are approximate. Tested in microwaves of 500 to 700 watts.


Yields 25 bars

How to make it

  1. Butter rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  2. Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn.
  3. Mix popcorn and peanut brittle in large bowl.
  4. Place caramels and water in 4-cup microwavable measure.
  5. Microwave uncovered on high (100 percent) 2 to 4 minutes or until smooth, stirring every minute; stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn mixture; toss until evenly coated.
  6. Press in pan with buttered hands. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set. Cut into about 2-1/2 x1-1/2 inch bars with wet knife. Makes 25 bars.