Caramel Corn Bars

Caramel Corn BarsPinitHello, Caramel Corn.

With a little peanut butter thrown in for good measure.

Drizzled with chocolate.

Sitting on a fluffy marshmallow pillow.

All carried by a chewy, melty chocolate chip cookie.

Is this real life?

Fortunately for you and I… yes. Unfortunately for my pencil skirt that I wore without knowing to take the X off the back…. yes.

Is it also real life that I can eat more than three of these dessert monsters after a long day in the classroom? And then give myself a workout pass (pass meaning no thank you I’d rather not) because I’m too full?

Whatever life that is, I’m stuck in it. Helppp.

A quick thanks to Pillsbury for this killer dessert bar recipe. Also a quick shout out to Pillsbury for sabotaging my three day health kick. Remember that whole P90X thing? …Yeah, me neither.

Sweet and Tasty Caramel Corn Bars |

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Caramel Corn Bars
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Serves: 16
  • 1 roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
  • 3½ cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 bag butter-flavor microwave popcorn, popped
  • ⅔ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 bag peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Press cookie dough into the bottom of a square baking pan (8x8 or 9x9). Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until the surface looks dry and starts turning golden brown.
  2. Start melting corn syrup, butter, and peanut butter chips over medium heat.
  3. Once cookies have been removed, sprinkle marshmallows on top of cookie layer and put back in the oven for 5 minutes until they puff up.
  4. Add popcorn to warm, melted peanut butter mixture and stir until well combined. Press on top of marshmallow layer. Drizzle with melted chocolate chips. Cool for several hours before cutting and serving. (I found it helpful to put them in the fridge.)

Caramel corn and peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies and marshmallows. They’re calling your name. I recommend that you listen.

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  1. These look deliciously chewy! I love sweet popcorn :)

  2. Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I’ve got some popcorn and I’ve been wondering what to do with it and now I know!

  3. Popcorn and sweets?! Hmmm, I’m all over that!

  4. Ummmm….are you serious?!?! These look soooo good!

  5. Wow! That looks like the ideal treat b/c it appeals to everyone – those who love chocolate, those who love caramel, those who love candy, those who love…

  6. Annnnnnd I’m drooling. I don’t think these bars are missing a single thing!

  7. says:

    Perfect!! I’ve been trying to come up with something different to make the guys I work with for Halloween…yay for me! *insert big cheesy grin here*

  8. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says:

    Wow– this would be PERFECT for a Halloween party! Or, um, a Wednesday night at my house :-)

  9. These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them out this weekend when I am not doing school work! It will be a welcome relief to make this yummy treat:)
    Love the new look to the website and the ability to print the recipe easier!
    Hope your year is starting off well!!

  10. This is the most perfect fall dessert EVER. It’s beautiful and delicious-looking and just YES!!!

  11. Oh my lord, are you trying to expand my waistline because if so you have succeeded with this amazing looking dessert!!

  12. If one were to use regular popcorn, about how many cups do you think this recipe requires?

  13. I don’t think I’ve ever repinned, clicked a link, and clicked print faster than with this recipe! Wow, oh wow. My little Dudette will be a happy camper when she gets home from school. Of course, her mother and father will be happy a couple of hours before that, but we HAVE to test it after all, right? Thanks for sharing these amazing bars!

  14. These look divine!! I must add them to my fall baking list!

  15. These look so good and super addicting! I can see them being a huge hit.

  16. Why did i make these damn things!These are amazing and I can’t stop eating them! Ugg

  17. says:

    Just made these for the Hubby, he proclaimed you a genius…

  18. These look sooo yummy !!
    It would be so great if you Could put up some pictures of each step .. Just a suggestion :)

  19. I made these for a dinner party last night and there were INHALED! Thank you! Posting it on my recipe page (and linking back of course!) now! Can’t wait to make them again.

  20. Oh – YUMMMMMMMMMM. Going to try these – they look A-MAZE-ING! Thanks for sharing!

  21. OMG I saw this and opened the picture and said outloud…Is this real life!?!?! Then I read that you wrote the same thing :) haha! Loving your recipes and blog!

  22. These are as delicious as they sound. Whipped up a batch a few evenings ago…I will use a 9×9 pan rather than the 8×8 next time. Also, I think 1/2 cup of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips would be sufficient.

  23. Wow! My husband is like a child when he cooks so it was fun making these with him. His favorite thing in the world is caramel corn and he always requests it. This was like heaven for him! Perfect for football season dessert also. Thanks lady for the recipe! Super fantastic blog also!

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