14 Days of Popcorn: Trail Mix Caramel Popcorn Bars
Popcorn is such a great snack, we usually gobble up a bowl while watching a movie together. But today, I made our favorite treat into something a little more portable: a bar! I made our caramel into something very similar to a granola bar and they were a huge hit. To make these even more like a granola bar, we filled them with nuts, seeds and dried fruit to make the perfect Trail Mix Caramel Popcorn bars.
These bars are almost as easy to make as a batch of regular caramel popcorn. The only time consuming part is waiting for the chocolate on top to harden (you can always put it in the fridge if you need to hurry it along). We made a 9×13 pan and enjoyed them for a couple days. I loved that the bars were already made and cut up so we could just grab a bar when we needed a treat in the afternoon!
To fill these bars you can use your favorite trail mix ingredients. In this batch I used raisins, sunflower seeds, coconut and walnuts, but you can use whatever you want (or have on hand). They would be delicious in the fall with dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and pecans. Or in the summer with dried apricots, coconut and pine nuts. Or go tropical with banana chips, dried pineapple, and coconut. The possibilities are endless. So grab your ingredients and get to experimenting.
I know we will be utilizing this fun new way to enjoy our popcorn this summer when we are running all over outside. They are going to be the perfect treat for our camping adventures. Or to take on a bike ride picnic! Oh man, I think I am getting the worse spring fever and the snow isn’t even starting to melt.
While we are waiting for the snow to melt and the sun to shine, we will just have to enjoy our popcorn bars while playing inside or along side our hot cocoa 🙂
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the popcorn recipes I shared this week!
14 Days of Popcorn
- Day 1: Chewy Peanut Butter Caramel Popcorn
- Day 2: Chocolate Kettle Corn
- Day 3: Churro Caramel Popcorn
- Day 4: Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Caramel Popcorn
- Day 5: Chipotle Lime Popcorn
Have fun snacking!
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