Kung Pao Crunch Bars
Crunchy popcorn bars, with a spicy-sweet flavor, made with peanuts and chow mein noodles for crunch
Hands On:10 | Total: 40 | Makes: 18 servings (1 square each)
1 bag (76.3 g each) Orville Redenbacher’s® Smart Pop!® Butter Microwave Popcorn
2 cups La Choy® Chow Mein Noodles (2 cups = 4 oz)
1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
- Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Place popped corn, chow mein noodles and peanuts in large bowl.
- Place corn syrup in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Continue to cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in sesame oil and red pepper; mix well. Pour over popcorn mixture. Stir with spoon sprayed with cooking spray, until popcorn mixture is coated evenly. Transfer to 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Press down popcorn mixture using back of spoon.
- Bake 20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before cutting into 18 squares. Store in tightly sealed container up to 3 days.
18 servings (1 square each) Calories 118; Total Fat 4 g(Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 122 mg;
Carbohydrate 21 g; (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 5 g); Protein 2 g;
Percent Daily Values*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 1%; Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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