Thursday, August 27, 2009

Popcorn Bars

5 cups cooked popcorn
1 cup chopped nuts
1 pkg (10 1/2 oz.) miniature marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl combine popcorn, pecans and 1 cup marshmallows. In a heavy saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add chocolate chips and remaining marshmallows. Cook and stir until smooth. Pour over popcorn and nuts. Toss to coat. With buttered hands, press into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 pan. Cool. Cut with a serrated knives. Makes about 2 doz.

This is great to have on hand as an after school snack. You can change the flavor by using other flavors of chips such as white, butterscotch, etc. You can also used pre-cooked, pre-packaged popcorn if you want. Just watch the salt content so your bars won't come out too salty. Or simply use low or no salt microwave popcorn.

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