Popcorn and Candy Cookie Bars

Popcorn and Candy Cookie Bars

Blogger Cheri Liefeld of Adventures in the Kitchen turns some favorite movie-watching treats into yummy snack bars.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

bars

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
  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.
Makes 12 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.