Trail Mix Popcorn Bars
Ooey, gooey and chewy, these treats combine the crunch of popcorn and trail mix for a delicious anytime treat. They’re made with just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have on hand, and they take just a few minutes to prepare.
About 15 bars
- ½ cup popcorn kernals, makes about 10 cups popped corn
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- ¼ cup (½ stick) Challenge Dairy Butter
- 1 10 ounce package miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup of trail mix (nuts, seeds, dried fruit, pretzels, or chocolate)
1Butter a piece of parchment paper and set inside a 9x13 baking dish.
2To pop popcorn on stove top, melt coconut oil in the bottom of a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add kernals into a single layer and cover with lid slightly askew to allow steam to escape. Once popcorn will begins to pop, wait a few minutes until popping decreases and then remove from heat.
3Let pot cool slightly, then transfer popcorn to a bowl and set aside.
4Using same heavy pot, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows, stir until melted, and then remove from the heat.
5Add popcorn back into pot, avoiding any unpopped kernals, and mix well into the marshmallow mixture. With a silicone spatula, pour popcorn onto parchment paper and spread into baking dish.
6Sprinkle popcorn with salt. Then sprinkle trail mix ingredients on top of popcorn and press down into baking dish. Let set until cool and firm, then lift parchment paper out of baking dish and cut into squares or bars.