Cookie Butter Popcorn Bars

Cookie Butter Popcorn Bars

Cookie Butter Popcorn BarsTomorrow is Easter and the food blogging world is all a flutter with pastel colored cupcakes, delicate cakes covered in coconut and other such loveliness. Light and airy spring-like confections that have everyone dreaming about blooming flowers and sunny skies.

And then there’s me. The food blogger with the rich dessert dunked in chocolate. Yes, I bring balance to the food blogging world.

Cookie ButterThe recipe I have for you today is blissfully simple. Popcorn, Biscoff cookies, Cookie Butter and Fluff. All pressed together into a decadent bar and dunked in chocolate ganache. Balance indeed.

After my last Cookie Butter creation, I vowed that I would develop more recipes that use the addictive spread. If you haven’t heard of Cookie Butter which is sold at Trader Joe’s, you might know its cousin Biscoff Spread which you can find at Walmart. I’m not sure what the difference is between the two. They taste the same to me. Wonderful.

cookie butter and popcornCookie Butter Popcorn Bars start with a base of fresh popped popcorn and crushed Biscoff Cookies. The binding agents are Cookie Butter, light corn syrup, Fluff and butter. All melted together into a gooey oozy mess.

cookie butter popcorn barsAfter mixing everything together, the mixture is pressed into a buttered baker. And an hour later you could just pop it out of the pan, slice it and call it good. It certainly would be good. Or if you are anything like me and can’t leave well enough alone…

chocolate cookie butter popcorn barsYou can dunk them into a chocolate ganache. C’mon, if we are already working with Cookie Butter, Fluff and butter, why not some chocolate too? It is Easter after all. Chocolate is required.

cookie butter popcorn barsIf you love Cookie Butter as much as I do, you must make these as soon as humanly possible. It’s what the Easter Bunny would want you to do.

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Cookie Butter Popcorn Bars
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
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The ever popular Cookie Butter and popcorn come together in a decadent bar dunked in chocolate ganache.
Ingredients
  • 12 cups popcorn, lightly buttered and salted
  • 1 package (8.8oz) Biscoff cookies, crushed
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup Cookie Butter or Biscoff Spread
  • 1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 9oz semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9×13 bake and set aside.
  2. In a large stockpot heat corn syrup, Cookie Butter, Fluff and butter over medium heat. Stir constantly. You want this mixture to melt together into a ribbony consistency. This takes about five minutes.
  3. In another large pot, dump in the popcorn and crushed Biscoff cookies. Slowly drizzle half of the hot Cookie Butter mixture over top. Stir well to combine. Pour in the rest of the hot Cookie Butter mixture. Make sure the popcorn and cookies are coated well.
  4. Turn out and press into greased baker. Refrigerate for one hour.
  5. After one hour, cut the bars into squares.
  6. For the ganache, melt chocolate morsels over low heat. Mix in cream. Stir until completely smooth.
  7. Quickly dunk the bottom of each bar into the ganache. Work quickly or the bars will start to melt. Place dunked bars on parchment paper. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Store in refrigerator.

 

Comments

  1. Yum Yum Yum!!!! Going on my to-make list immediately!!!!

  2. So yummy. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh my! Your Cookie Butter Popcorn Bars look fabulous and sound even better Melanie!! What a perfect treat. The kids are going to love this and truth be told, so will I! I can’t wait to try these. Happy Easter!

  4. Heather M says:

    You had me at ganache. Wait, no, strike that. You had me at cookie butter. Wait, no, strike that. You had me at butter. :) I’m definitely making these soon! Now, to find this stuff at Walmart…no Trader Joes for 30 miles. I wonder if Sprouts or Whole Foods might have it….

    • Ha! Yes, you can’t go wrong with either ganache or Cookie Butter! Walmart will be your best bet. I haven’t seen it at Whole Foods.

      • Heather M says:

        Found both cookies and spread at HEB. Melanie, these are the best thing I’ve eaten in a long time. Wow! I had to take most of them up to school so I wouldn’t eat the whole thing. And so many possible variations – peanut butter, cashew butter, Nutella…. I found it hard to mix. My cookies sank to the bottom and even my biggest bowl wasn’t big enough so I used two. If you have any tricks they would be most welcome. By the way, I made 1/2 with ganache and 1/2 without and despite loving everything ganache I think I like them better without.

  5. Argh… when will cookie butter arrive at our shores? It always takes ages before some new trendy food product reaches us here. I can only sit here, Pin this and wait for the day I get my hands on some Biscoff spread.

    • Oh Jayne! Don’t feel too bad. I’m always coveting your produce!! You have such variety over there!

  6. Bethany P from ME says:

    I just made them today and they are amazing!!!!!!

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