Popcorn Snack Bars

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams

 

The combination of popcorn, coconut, almonds, raisins and apricots is the perfect blend of salty and sweet in these Popcorn Snack Bars.

Yield:

24 bars (serving size: 1 bar)

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Chill: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 128
Fat 3 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 26 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup almonds, chopped
8 cups plain popped popcorn
2 cups rolled oats (do not use instant)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup thinly sliced dried apricots
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread coconut on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until lightly toasted, stirring once or twice, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool. Wipe off baking sheet and spread almonds on it. Bake until golden brown and fragrant, 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once or twice. Transfer to bowl with coconut to cool.

2. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine popcorn, oats, coconut, almonds, raisins and apricots; stir well.

3. In a small pan over low heat, combine honey, brown sugar and salt. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Pour honey mixture over popcorn mixture; stir until all ingredients are well-coated and there are no dry spots. Transfer mixture to baking dish. Using lightly moistened palms, firmly press mixture into baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.

Note:

July 2012