Caramel Popcorn Peanut Bars

Holly Clegg
  • 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. Place oatmeal and peanuts on baking sheet and bake 12-14 minutes.  
  3. In medium pot, combine butter, oil, brown sugar and honey over medium heat, stirring until mixture comes to boil. Boil 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4. Place popcorn in large bowl and pour hot syrup mixture over popcorn, stirring until coated. Add oatmeal and peanuts, mixing well. Transfer mixture to 15x10x1-inch baking pan lined with foil and coated with nonstick cooking spray and press into pan. Cool, cut into squares. Store in airtight container.
Recipe reprinted with permission from Holly Clegg’s Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age (2010).

Nutritional Info *per serving

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