Oh My Goodness! I am not a huge fan of popcorn but when I came upon this recipe the other day for the popcorn snack bars I knew I wanted to try it. It looked simple and yummy, pretty much my only two requirements when it comes to cooking and baking. :) Plus, it helped that I had all the ingredients on hand. I improvised a little and omitted a few things from the original recipe and added some chocolate chips. In my opinion, most things are better with chocolate!
Popcorn Snack Bars
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup almonds, chopped
- 8 cups of plain popped popcorn
- 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats (do not use the instant kind)
- 3/4 cup honey
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 and spread your coconut on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake until slightly toasted (about four minutes), stirring once. Transfer it to a bowl to cool.
Add your chopped almonds onto baking sheet and baked until golden brown (about 5-6 minutes).
Add to coconut to cool
In a large bowl combine your popcorn, oats, coconut, almonds, and chocolate chips.
In a small pan over LOW heat, combine the honey, brown sugar and salt. Cook about 5 minutes (while stirring) until the sugar dissolves.
Pour the honey mixture over the popcorn mixture, being sure to cover everything and that there are no dry spots.
Transfer to apx a 9x13 baking dish.
It is easiest to press the mixture down if your hands are slightly moistened. Press firmly to pack it down.
Refrigerate for about 30 mins- 1 hour before you cut into it!