Quick & Easy Popcorn Marshmallow Bars

If you like a tad of saltiness in your sweet treats, then you should love these chewy, sticky, no-bake popcorn marshmallow bars.

These popcorn marshmallow bars take minutes to make, require no baking and are as moreish as you can imagine! They also have a hint of saltiness with the pretzels & sweet & salty popcorn. They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free (check all ingredients). #ad

We love a ‘cinema party’ at home and popcorn always features on the menu. I am useless at making it fresh, so Hubby is normally in charge of popping corn, to the children’s delight.

When Butterkist challenged us to create a recipe using popcorn, I really could not say no, could I?

My children love Squares (yuck!) so I decided to make something similar for them, only nicer.

The first time she tried Butterkist sweet and salted popcorn, Jumpy asked whether she could have another packet, bless her. I tried it too and I have to say I find sweet popcorn with a touch of salt quite simply addictive!

These popcorn marshmallow bars take minutes to make, require no baking and are as moreish as you can imagine! They also have a hint of saltiness with the pretzels & sweet & salty popcorn. They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free (check all ingredients). #ad

Both Jumpy (3 years old) and Wriggly (2 years old) got involved in this fun cooking session, and we had a great time together.

These popcorn marshmallow bars take minutes to make, require no baking and are as moreish as you can imagine! They also have a hint of saltiness with the pretzels & sweet & salty popcorn. They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free (check all ingredients). #ad

Just be warned: we started using a 2 litre prep bowl, but it proved too small so we end up doing the mixing in my huge le Creuset casserole dish (28cm).

These popcorn marshmallow bars take minutes to make, require no baking and are as moreish as you can imagine! They also have a hint of saltiness with the pretzels & sweet & salty popcorn. They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free (check all ingredients). #ad

Tip: to make sure the bars stick together, you will have to press them down firmly after you have transferred the mixture to your prepared dish.

These popcorn marshmallow bars take minutes to make, require no baking and are as moreish as you can imagine! They also have a hint of saltiness with the pretzels & sweet & salty popcorn. They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free (check all ingredients). #ad

The end result was worth the 15 minutes or so we spent making the bars: what a treat!

These popcorn marshmallow bars take minutes to make, require no baking and are as moreish as you can imagine! They also have a hint of saltiness with the pretzels & sweet & salty popcorn. They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free (check all ingredients). #ad

These popcorn marshmallow bars take minutes to make, require no baking and are as moreish as you can imagine! They also have a hint of saltiness with the pretzels & sweet & salty popcorn. They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free (check all ingredients). #ad
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Quick & Easy Popcorn Marshmallow Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Butterkist sweet and salted popcorn 90g
  • 1 cup toasted rice cereal 20g, Rice Krispies
  • 4 cups marshmallows 240g
  • 1/3 cup 80ml full fat milk
  • 1/2 cup 'free from' salted pretzels broken into pieces 25g, I used Schär
  • 1/4 cup tiny fudge pieces 40g
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips 40g
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate 40g

Instructions

  1. Line a rectangular dish (25x16cm) with baking paper twice the size you need so you can fold it over the popcorn mixture when it is ready. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn and toasted rice cereal. Give them a stir.
  3. In a pan, melt the marshmallows with the milk over a medium heat. You will need to stir constantly so the mixture does not burn. Take off the heat and leave to cool for 20 minutes, giving the mixture a stir every couple of minutes so it does not get too sticky.
  4. Spoon the marshmallow mixture into the popcorn and toasted rice cereal.
  5. Fold in most of the chocolate chips,  fudge and pretzels, keeping a few aside for decoration.
  6. Transfer the mixture to the dish and add the last few chocolate chips, pieces of fudge and pretzels.
  7. Fold the baking paper over the mixture, pressing it all tightly so the squares hold together when you cut them.
  8. Melt the dark chocolate in 20 second blasts the microwave. Using a spoon, drizzle over the bars. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours to set before slicing using a sharp knife.

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These popcorn marshmallow bars take minutes to make, require no baking and are as moreish as you can imagine! They also have a hint of saltiness with the pretzels & sweet & salty popcorn. They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free and nut-free (check all ingredients). #ad

Disclosure: This recipe was commissioned by Butterkist.

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Comments

  1. Love these Mel. They are so simple but they sound amazing….. I reckon Miss GF would go crazy for them. Bookmarked! x

    • Thanks Kate. I always go for the simplest of recipes when baking with my youngest two otherwise my kitchen (by that, I mean the whole house) gets turned upside-down!

  2. Oh wow, they look amazing!! Just my kind of treat! x

  3. Ooh yum!! These look so cute and I have a couple of popcorn obsessed Peachicks that would love this! I love my big old cast iron pot and it is frequently used to make our own popcorn (The Peachicks like spicy sweet flavoured!) Def off to pin this for later! x

  4. This looks so delicious! And what I love the most is how you made the kids involved, it’s juts such an easy recipe that I need to try with my little cousins 🙂

  5. Sam B says:

    Ooh these look fabulous! I think my kids would have so much fun making then eating them

  6. ooh, now these look delicious! I may have to have a go at this recipe. Thanks for sharing – love finding recipes 🙂 x

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