Mon 8 Oct 2007
granola bar recipes – Chocolate Chip Popcorn Granola Bars
Prep Time: 20 min ; Start to Finish: 2 hr 10 min
Makes: 36 bars
These tempting bars are like a cookie bar and a popcorn ball all rolled into
1 (18-oz.) roll Pillsbury® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookies
4 Nature Valley® Oats ‘n Honey Crunchy Granola Bars (2 pouches from 8.9-oz.
3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 (10-oz.) bag peanut butter chips
1 (3.5 oz) bag Pop.Secret® Butter-Flavor Microwave Popcorn, popped
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir in crushed
granola bars. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch pan. Bake at
for 10 to 15 minutes or until puffed and edges are golden brown.
Remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven;
bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows begin to puff.
Remove from oven; place on wire rack. In 3-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup,
butter and peanut butter chips over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring
frequently, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in popcorn
(mixture will be thick). Spoon mixture over marshmallows; spread evenly to
barely cover marshmallows. Cool 30 minutes.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips on High for 1 to 1 1/2
minutes or until melted, stirring once halfway through microwaving. Pour
chocolate into quart-size resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut off tiny
bottom corner of bag; drizzle chocolate over bars. Refrigerate at least 1
before serving. Cut into bars.
*To easily crush granola bars, do not unwrap. Use rolling pin to crush bars.
Fran Neavoll, Salem, OR, Bake-Off® Contest 41, 2004
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