Caramel Popcorn Peanut Bars

  • Yield: 42 to 48 pieces


1 1/2cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1cup dry roasted peanuts
4tablespoons butter
2 canola oil
2/3cup light brown sugar
1/3cup honey
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract
12cups popped popcorn


  1. Preheat oven 350F.
  2. Bake oatmeal and peanuts on a baking sheet for 12-14 minutes.
  3. Combine butter, oil, brown sugar and honey in a large pot over medium heat and stir mixture until it comes to a boil. Continue to boil 1 1/2 minutes. After removing from heat, add vanilla.
  4. Pour hot syrup over popcorn and coat thoroughly. Combine mixture with oatmeal and peanuts.
  5. Transfer mixture to a foil-lined baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray. Let cool, cut into squares and store bars in an airtight container.
Recipe reprinted with permission from Too Hot in the Kitchen (Holly Clegg, 2010). For more from Holly, follow along at her website, Trim & Terrific

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 74
  • Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 3mg
  • Sodium 8mg
  • Carbohydrate 9g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 1g