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Easter Egg Popcorn Bars

Sticky, sweet, gooey, and easy to make popcorn bars made with marshmallows, kettle corn, and mini Cadbury eggs. 

Sticky, sweet, gooey, and easy to make popcorn bars made with marshmallows, kettle corn, and mini Cadbury eggs.

I love popcorn. You know this.

But did you remember how much I LOVE kettle corn?? Homemade, store-bought– I’m not picky. Just gimme a handful of that crunchy, buttery, sweet, completely addictive kettle corn and I’m a happy girl.

I especially love using kettle corn in my fancied-up popcorn dessert recipes. I wish I had discovered this little trick before I wrote a cookbook all about popcorn. But live and learn, I guess 💁🏻.

Sticky, sweet, gooey, and easy to make popcorn bars made with marshmallows, kettle corn, and mini Cadbury eggs.

There are three good reasons I love and highly recommend using kettle corn (REAL kettle corn, not the 94% fat free microwave kettle corn) in dessert recipes that call for popcorn. In order of importance…

  1. It tastes GOOD. Self explanatory, but still important.
  2. The sugary outside coating on kettle corn protects the popcorn from moisture. So when you pour chocolate or caramel or even peanut butter and jelly on it, the popcorn doesn’t get moist and wither-y (ew).
  3. It creates an AWESOME crunchy texture. And you know me, I’m all about the textural experience when I’m eating.

I always use this Boom Chicka Pop in all of my recipes. It is 100% fabulous. Highly recommend. I usually buy it at Target.

I’ve made all sort of yummy popcorn concoctions using this BCP kettle corn. Like this Red Velvet Tuxedo Popcorn.

 

And this Bunny Chow.

 

And this Ultimate Peanut Butter Popcorn!

 

Today, I’m shaking things up a little and making popcorn BARS.

It’s basically Rice Krispie Treats. But I’m using kettle corn instead of cereal. Oh, and I’m tossing a whole bunch of mini Cadbury eggs in there too. Because… mini Cadbury eggs. Duh.

Sticky, sweet, gooey, and easy to make popcorn bars made with marshmallows, kettle corn, and mini Cadbury eggs.

You can find the recipe for these bars over on my other blog, Keat’s Eats (<– click right there).

Have you checked it out yet?? My brother and I are having so much fun blogging together over there. And it’s fun to post something that’s not dessert every once in a while too! For instance, last week I posted this Biscuits and Gravy Casserole I made for dinner one night.  It was pretty awesome to snap some photos and then get to sit down and actually EAT what I made for the blog with my family. ☺️

And it’s fun to bring my brother into my world. He’s a born food blogger. You MUST check out his Oven Fried Chicken. Out of this world!

Hope to see you over there soon! And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest too.

 

 

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

5 comments on “Easter Egg Popcorn Bars”

  1. These would be a super cute treat for my daughter’s Kindergarten class to share. I think I would need to double or triple the recipe though! Thanks!

  2. These are so fun!!!

  3. These are so pretty and festive, Emily! I love that you used popcorn for these no-bake treats and the mini eggs are the perfect addition!

  4. This is so pretty, and I love that you added the mini eggs! 

  5. These are crazy fun, Emily! :) I have to say that I was definitely a Cadbury egg kind of girl followed by Peeps. ;)

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