I know you’re thinking it’s weird to put popcorn on top of a cookie bar.
Sometimes you have to trust me, which I know it totally a sketchy thing to do…trust some random lady on the internet who is trying to fill you full of calories and nonsense.
But stick with me just a second.
I know the internet can fill your brain up with ideas you really want to be true, but aren’t. I mean, I want to live in a world where dogs dance salsa…
These bars are no eagle swooping down and snatching a baby. They are the reallll deallll.
I decided to make these bars while I was taking part in a fun webinar a few weeks ago hosted by Land O’Lakes® and The Pioneer Woman. The talk of the day was about new food trends coming up in 2013, as well as the new Land O’Lakes® Butter in Half Sticks, which solves a world of problems for those of you who don’t use butter by the poundful
Anyhow, the webinar also included some fun panelists…girls I totally adore…Julie from The Little Kitchen, Sommer from A Spicy Perspective, Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod and Brenda from A Farmgirls Dabbles.
The panelists, along with Ree, each introduced a food trend for 2013. And well, since Maria and I are long lost soul mates, she chose popcorn. She speaks to my soul.
I decided to jump on the popcorn bandwagon and spin it in a different direction. That’s how these bars came to life.
Meanwhile grab a bag of popcorn, or pop your own.
I opted for my new addiction, this Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn from a brand called Angie’s. I am literally obsessed with this stuff. Ob. Sessed.
Next up, melt some butter, peanut butter and corn syrup together and coat a few cups of popcorn. Set that aside.
When the cookie is done, take it out and sprinkle it with mini marshmallows. Pop that back in the oven for just a few minutes until the marshmallows puff up.
Then immediately spread the coated popcorn evenly all over the warm marshmallows, pressing them lightly to stick.
I drizzled some melted chocolate all over that and let it cool completely. It actually took a few hours to cool down until I could cut it.