Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Popcorn Snack Bars

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!

 Hope you enjoy them as much as I did, which is probably a little too much!


  1. Yum! I am totally going to try these!

  2. These look soooo good! Rhett would die. He pops popcorn almost every night.

  3. YUM! I could seriously eat that whole pan! :) they look amazing.
    I love popcorn. If I'm out and smell it, I need to have it!
    Thank you for sharing your awesome recipes with us, Ashley!
    Hope you and your babes have a sweet day!

  4. Yum!! looks delicious!! my husband is a huge fan of popcorn, I bet he would love this.. I'm going to have to try it now. Love reading your posts.. I just added myself as a follower. Can't wait to see more

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