Caramel Peanut Popcorn Squares

Gooey marshmallows and caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts combine into one decadent sweet-crunchy dessert bar.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated peanut butter cookies
3 1/2
cups miniature marshmallows
1
bag (3 oz) butter-flavored microwave popcorn, popped (8 cups)
1
cup lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts
1
bag (10 oz) peanut butter chips (1 2/3 cups)
2/3
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust.
  • 2 Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until light golden brown. Sprinkle marshmallows over crust. Bake 3 minutes longer or until marshmallows are puffed but not browned.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix popcorn and peanuts; set aside. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave peanut butter chips, corn syrup and butter uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Pour over popcorn mixture; stir to coat completely. Immediately press mixture over marshmallows in even layer using back of spoon.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until softened and chips can be stirred smooth. Drizzle melted chocolate over bars. Cool on cooling rack 1 hour. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    330
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    ),
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1 1/2g
    1 1/2%
    ),
    Protein
    7g
    7%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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