Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

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Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars Prepare yourselves for something amazing ’cause we’re having Fluffernutter Popcorn Bars! Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars (2)

You know those times when you want a snack to go with your action movie or chick-flick marathon and you can’t decide between salty or sweet? How do you choose between salty popcorn and sweet chocolate and marshmallows? Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars (3)  Well, why choose? This way you get the best of both worlds. A little bit of everything all together on the best cookie bars ever.

If you are a fan of peanut butter, popcorn balls, marshmallows, or chocolate then you will love these.

Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars (9)

A peanut butter cookie bar, topped with a layer of marshmallow popcorn, then with extra marshmallows, and then drizzled with melty milk chocolate. Need I say, Yum! Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars (4)

I know that fluffernutters don’t traditionally have chocolate in them but we’ve always done it that way. My big sister Liv and I used to make fluffernutters together as a late night snack when we were little. Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars (5)  They were the perfect thing after a long school day or when we got home from church. I remember looking forward to them all day long and enjoying every bite with her. We always went really bad and added extra chocolate chips. Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars (8)  Not exactly the healthiest of choices. Hmm, I wonder why I was never one of those skinny kids. Oh, but they were so worth it! Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars (6)

These are too. So turn the lights down, the TV on, put on your bunny slippers, and snuggle up on the couch with some of these.   Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars (7)  

Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 18 - 24 bars

Chocolate Fluffernutter Marshmallow Popcorn Bars

Ingredients

    For Bars:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • For Marshmallow Popcorn Layer:
  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows (I used homemade)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Toppings:
  • 4 oz or 100g milk chocolate bar or chocolate chips, about 1/2 cup in chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and grease a 13x9 inch glass pan. Beat butter and sugars together until creamy. Add egg. Scrape sides of bowl and add vanilla, salt, soda, and flour. Stir in peanut butter until well mixed. Press dough into pan and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until it starts to brown on the top. Remove from oven and cool completely for about 1 hour.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in vanilla, salt, and marshmallows until melted. Add popcorn and fold in to coat evenly with marshmallow. Working as quickly as possible, pour over cooled peanut butter bars and press down slightly. Sprinkle 1 cup of mini marshmallows over the top of the bars and press down slightly.
  3. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or double boiler and drizzle over bars. Allow chocolate to set before cutting and serving
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