Hi Friends! It’s Mallory again from Chocolate with Grace. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure all of you are planning your menus and deciding what to make. Since holiday recipes can be so time intensive, I’m sharing a quick and easy treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
These Chocolate Coconut Caramel Popcorn Bars are similar to a good old fashioned rice krispie treat. Caramel popcorn is mixed with melted marshmallows and butter, coconut and chocolate chips, and then is pressed into a buttered pan to cool. That it; no baking necessary. Making the caramel popcorn is an extra step, but you can either buy it, or try my simple, quick Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn recipe.
I have to admit though, I had a hard time waiting until they were cool to eat them! In fact, I didn’t wait, because one thing better than eating a caramel popcorn bar with chocolate and coconut, is eating a slightly warm, gooey, sticky caramel popcorn bar with melty chocolate and chewy coconut! If you can hold off on eating them right away, these caramel popcorn bars also make easy, delicious gifts for neighbors and would be a fun addition to Christmas treat trays.
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1 (10 oz) package marshmallows (about 4 cups miniature marshmallows)
- 8 cups caramel popcorn
- 1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the marshmallows until melted.
- Remove from the heat and stir in caramel popcorn and coconut until the kernels are well coated.
- Lastly, stir in the chocolate chips just until combined. They should start to melt, but not melt completely.
- Press the mixture into the greased 9 x 13 inch pan and let cool. Cut into bars.
Want some more treats for Christmas?