Carmel Corn Bars

Emma took a break from swimming in her “pool” outside to help me make these bars. I’m sure it had NOTHING to do with wanting to “sample” things in the process. 😉  Here’s what you’ll need:

1 roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough

3.5 C mini marshmallows

1 bag popped microwave popcorn (butter flavor)

2/3 C light corn syrup

1/4 C butter

1 bag peanut butter chips

1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

 Pre-heat your oven to 350. Start by smushing (technical term) the cookie dough into the bottom of an 8×8 greased baking dish. If you cook with your kids, this is a great one for them to do. Bake them for approx. 15 minutes, or until the surface looks “dry”.

Meanwhile….In a large sauce pan, melt together the corn syrup, peanut butter chips, and butter.

Once the cookies have been removed from the oven, sprinkle the marshmallows on top of the cookie layer (this is another fun step for kids), and put it back in the oven for about 5 min (until they puff up).

Add the popcorn to the corn syrup mixture and stir until combined.  Then press on top of the marshmallow layer.

Drizzle with the melted chocolate chips.

Let it cool a couple of hours….then get ready to slip into a nice tasty sugar coma. Haha! Which is precisely why I brought these in to work with me…..so they will disappear FAST.  🙂 

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