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Popcorn and Candy Cookie Bars

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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We coated chewy, ready-to-bake Betty Crocker sugar cookies with popcorn, pretzels, candies and peanuts for yummy slumber party or movie-night treats.

Cheri Liefeld Recipe by Cheri Liefeld
September 14, 2015

Ingredients

1
roll (16 oz) Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2
cups sugar
1/2
cup water
1
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
2/3
cup whipping cream
6
cups popped popcorn
2
cups pretzel sticks, broken into pieces
2
cups candy-coated milk chocolate candies
1
cup salted peanuts
Additional kosher (coarse) salt, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with cooking parchment paper. Press cookie dough on cookie sheet.
  • 2 In large saucepan, heat sugar, water and 1 teaspoon salt to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil without stirring until mixture is amber in color, about 8 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat; slowly pour in whipping cream (mixture will sputter).
  • 3 In large bowl, toss popcorn, pretzels, candies and peanuts. Drizzle with caramel mixture; stir until well coated. Firmly and evenly press mixture on cookie dough. Sprinkle with additional salt.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cookie layer is baked. Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 3 rows.

Expert Tips

Use 2 bags of microwave popcorn or purchase already popped popcorn to save time.

Place bars in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set up quickly and to harden the popcorn topping.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
553.8
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17.6g
27%
Saturated Fat
7.1g
36%
Cholesterol
12.3mg
4%
Sodium
696.1mg
29%
Total Carbohydrate
93.1g
31%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
57.0g
Protein
8.7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
1.70%
2%
Calcium
5.90%
6%
Iron
13.50%
14%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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