Updated: Feb 13
Super colourful and full of texture... what's not to love about a crunchy chocolatey popcorn bar. The best part is that they are a no bake recipe and I'd say they're perfect for getting the kids involved as it only need a mixing bowl and 20 minutes attention
Why I made this recipe: I love a bake however I'm not a fan of complicated recipes and an abundance of ingredients, I wanted to create a low fat recipe without the need to add any granulated sugar and this definitely hits the spot.
Calories and Macronutrients*: Per bar
50g Sweet popcorn
100g Mini marshmallows
75g 'Rice Crispy' cereal or 'Cocopops'
5tbsp Skinny/Zero calorie syrup or usual golden syrup
100g Dark chocolate
Line a square baking tray with parchment
Weigh the popcorn, cereal and marshmallows (save a handful of marshmallows for later!). Combine these three ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Measure and add the syrup and fold into the mixture of popcorn, cereal and marshmallows. You'll need to keep folding the mixture until all ingredients are coated in syrup. Tip: If you're not "counting calories" I'd suggest an extra tsp of syrup to create a more firm popcorn bar otherwise they can crumble!
Melt the chocolate (I leave 20g aside for later) in the microwave for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
Add the melted chocolate to the mixture and continue to stir until fully combined.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tray and sprinkle with the remaining marshmallows. Cover the tray and leave to set in the freezer for 20 minutes or for 2 hours in the fridge.
Again, microwave the remaining chocolate stirring every 30 seconds.
Remove the bars from the freezer and use a hand balloon whisk to 'splash' melted chocolate over the bars for decoration.
Return the popcorn bars to the fridge to set for a minimum of 4 hours or for better results, overnight.
Divide into squares of 12 (or 8 for larger bars) and enjoy!
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