September 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip-Popcorn Bars



These tempting bars are like a cookie bar and a popcorn ball all rolled into one.
Prep Time: 20 Min
Total Time: 2 Hr 10 Min
Makes: 36
INGREDIENTS:
Crust
1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
4
Nature Valley® oats 'n honey crunchy granola bars (2 pouches from 8.9-oz box), crushed*
Topping
3 1/2
cups miniature marshmallows
1
bag (3.5 oz) butter-flavor microwave popcorn, popped
2/3
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1
bag (10 oz) peanut butter chips
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
 
DIRECTIONS:
  • Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in crushed granola bars. Press evenly in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan to form crust.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until puffed and edges are golden brown. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until marshmallows begin to puff.
  • Remove and discard unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. In 3-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup, butter and peanut butter chips over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in popcorn (mixture will be thick). Spoon over marshmallows; spread evenly to just barely cover marshmallows. Cool 30 minutes.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips on High 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring once halfway through microwaving, until melted. Pour melted chocolate into 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut off tiny bottom corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over bars. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft):
Bake crust 13 to 18 minutes.
Nutritional Information:
1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 110mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
  • Vitamin A 0%;
  • Vitamin C 0%;
  • Calcium 0%;
  • Iron 2%;
Exchanges:
  • 1/2 Starch;
  • 0 Fruit;
  • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
  • 0 Skim Milk;
  • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
  • 0 Milk;
  • 0 Vegetable;
  • 0 Very Lean Meat;
  • 0 Lean Meat;
  • 0 High-Fat Meat;
  • 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
  • 2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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