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Trail Mix Popcorn Bars

A poppin’ new twist on the classic crispy rice treat! When cooking the honey and brown sugar mixture, make sure you stir frequently to avoid burning, and feel free to get creative with your favorite mix-ins. These make for a perfect game-day snack with plenty of sweet and savory surprises.

by Betsy Carter and Karlee Rotoly featured in Popcorn Snack Bars 4 Ways

Total Time

1 hr 15 min

1 hr 15 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Total Time

1 hr 15 min

1 hr 15 min

Prep Time

5 minutes

5 min

Cook Time

10 minutes

10 min

Ingredients

for 12 bars

  • 6 cups
    popcorn, crushed (50 g)
  • 3 cups
    rolled oats (240 g)
  • 1 cup
    raw almonds, chopped (140 g)
  • 1 cup
    dried cranberries (125 g)
  • 1 tablespoon
    cinnamon
  • ¾ cup
    honey (250 g)
  • 1 cup
    brown sugar (220 g)
  • ¼ teaspoon
    kosher salt
    Calories 608
    Fat 10g
    Carbs 117g
    Fiber 14g
    Sugar 39g
    Protein 14g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

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Preparation

  1. Line a 9x13-inch (22 x 33 cm) baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the popcorn, oats, almonds, dried cranberries, and cinnamon.
  3. In a small pot over medium-high heat, combine the honey, brown sugar, and salt. Cook until the brown sugar dissolves, stirring frequently to avoid burning, 2–3 minutes. Let the mixture to come to a low boil for 1–2 minutes, stirring constantly, then remove the pot from the heat.
  4. Pour the honey and brown sugar mixture over the popcorn mixture. Using a rubber spatula, stir until the dry ingredients are well coated and beginning to stick together.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Using lightly moistened hands, press the mixture into the baking dish in an even layer.
  6. Set aside in a cool place for 1 hour to set, then cut into 12 bars.
  7. Enjoy!
 

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