Caramel Corn Bars

Caramel Corn Bars

5 reviews / 4.6 average

Hello, Caramel Corn Bars.

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.

Caramel corn bars with a marshmallow caramel corn topping, drizzled with chocolate.
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Caramel Corn Bars


These caramel corn bars have a cookie base and a marshmallow caramel corn topping, drizzled with chocolate. So addicting!


  • 1 roll refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
  • 3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 bag butter-flavor microwave popcorn, popped
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 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 (8×8 or 9×9). 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.)
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: caramel corn bars, caramel recipe, caramel and chocolate

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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. Pinch of Yum Logo

    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!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo
    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg

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

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    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!!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks Becky! I am happy about the new look, too. Hopefully it’s more user-friendly!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

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

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

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

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    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!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet

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

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

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

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

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