This 5-Ingredient Popcorn Bars Recipe Is Better Than Rice Krispie Treats
If you’ve never tried melting marshmallows away from the campfire, you’re in for a treat. Five minutes in a pan with a couple of other ingredients and you have a sticky, gooey, stretchy sauce that will leave you raiding the cupboards for dipping objects. Breadsticks? Fruit slices? Crackers? Yes, yes and heck yes! Today we’re mixing our heavenly sauce with a mountain of popcorn (perfect for National Popcorn Day!) and then adding white chocolate chips for good measure. Eat this chewy popcorn recipe while it’s still warm or squash it down, cool for 15 minutes and then cut into bars to slip into your handbag for a delicious afternoon pick-me-up.
makes 16 bars
— 7 ounces marshmallows (small or large)
— ½ cup (packed) light brown sugar
— ¼ cup unsalted butter
— 7 cups popped popcorn
— 1 cup white chocolate chips
1. Place the marshmallows, sugar and butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat on a low-to-medium heat until melted, stirring often. It should take about five minutes to melt.
2. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and pour over the marshmallow mixture. Stir together, working quickly, until combined, then stir in three quarters of the white chocolate chips.
3. Transfer the mixture to a 9 x 9-inch baking tin lined with baking parchment. Squash down the mixture until level and leave to set at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.
4. Remove from the tray and cut into squares using a sharp knife. Melt the remaining white chocolate chips in the microwave (in 15 second bursts, stirring between each burst), then drizzle on the popcorn bars. Let the chocolate set and then serve.
Place the marshmallows, sugar and butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Heat on a low-to-medium heat until melted, stirring often. It should take about five minutes to melt.
Place the popcorn into a large bowl and pour over the marshmallow mixture. Stir together, working quickly until combined, then stir in three quarters of the white chocolate chips.
Transfer the mixture to a 9 x 9-inch baking tin lined with baking parchment. Squash down the mixture until level and leave to set at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the tray and cut into squares using a sharp knife. Melt the remaining white chocolate chips in the microwave (in 15 second bursts, stirring in between each burst), then drizzle on the popcorn bars. Let the chocolate set and then serve.
One for the chef before dishing them out…
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)