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Salted Caramel Popcorn, Pretzel & Peanut Bars

Sweet and salty popcorn bars

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 32 bars
Calories 155 kcal
Author Michelle


  • 12 cups plain popped popcorn
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped salted pretzels
  • 1 cup salted peanuts coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for sprinkling
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Toss together the popcorn, pretzels and peanuts in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil, without stirring, until the mixture reaches an amber color, about 8 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream (the mixture will bubble up and sputter). Immediately add the marshmallows and stir until melted.
  4. Pour the salted caramel mixture over the popcorn, pretzel and peanut mixture and quickly stir together with a rubber spatula (I find that spraying the spatula with nonstick cooking spray makes this easier) until all of the popcorn, pretzels and peanuts are coated with the caramel mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared 9x13-inch pan. Spray a small piece of wax paper with nonstick cooking spray and use to press mixture evenly into pan. Sprinkle with some additional kosher. Cool completely and then cut into bars. These can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Popcorn, Pretzel & Peanut Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 224mg10%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.