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Chewy Caramel Candy Popcorn Squares

No recipe image available.A hodgepodge of popcorn and candy, these squares are a holiday favorite at both fall and winter parties.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 cups popped popcorn*
2 cups honey graham cereal
1 cup red and green candy coated chocolate pieces
1 cup pretzel sticks, broken in half
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine popcorn, cereal, candy and pretzels in very large bowl; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (2 to 4 minutes). Boil 1 minute.
  3. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn mixture; toss to coat well. Press firmly into buttered 13x9x2-inch pan. Cool completely; cut into bars.

Makes 36 bars.

*Substitute 1 (3 to 3.5-ounce) package microwave popcorn, popped.

Microwave Directions: To prepare caramel mixture, melt butter in microwave-safe bowl on HIGH about 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and flour. Continue cooking on HIGH, stirring once, until mixture comes to a boil (1 to 2 minutes). Continue as directed above.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/36 of recipe): Calories: 120 Fat: 4.5 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 135 mg Carbohydrates: 19 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Protein: 1 g