Celebratory Peanut Butter “Cups”
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup butter or margarine
1 package (10½ oz.) miniature marshmallows
6 cups freshly popped popcorn
6 cups spoon-size shredded wheat
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 250°. Melt peanut butter and butter in large microwaveable bowl for 1 minute. Add marshmallows and heat another minute or until marshmallows puff; stir. Add popcorn, shredded wheat, peanuts and raisins; stir gently. Place paper liners into two 12-cup muffin pans. Divide mixture into 24 cups.
Bake for 10 minutes. Store "cups" in airtight container. For a festive twist, place a flag or symbol in each cup to suit a holiday or special occasion. A miniature pennant works to celebrate a sports team victory while a mini American flag salutes the nation for Independence Day.
The Popcorn Board is a nonprofit check-off organization funded by U.S. popcorn processors to raise awareness of popcorn as a versatile, whole-grain snack. For more information and recipes, visit www.popcorn.org.