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When game day comes along, there’s never a shortage of salty snacks like chips, popcorn, pretzels, and nuts. And while it would be easy enough to dump them in a bowl and call it good, why not turn all of these chip aisle faves into one salty and sweet Super Bowl snack?
These junk food bars combine everything that’s good in life into one decadent, super-cinchy-to-make dessert bar.
Potato chips, corn chips, pretzels, honey roasted peanuts, and Chicago mix popcorn (that cheese and caramel corn combo), get mixed with a
peanut butter, maple syrup, and marshmallow mixture, drizzled with chocolate, and topped with M&Ms.
There is nothing not to like about junk food bars. They’re not too sweet, not too salty, and just the right combination of oh so good and oh so bad. Best of all, there’s no baking required, you just need a couple of minutes in the microwave and some time to cool.
Chip Aisle Bars
- 2 cups Chicago mix popcorn
- 1 cup crushed potato chips
- 1 cup crushed Fritos
- 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
- 1 cup pretzel goldfish
- ¾ cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup M&Ms
- Spray 9x13 pan with nonstick spray.
- Combine the first 5 ingredients into one giant bowl.
- Add the peanut butter, butter, maple syrup, and marshmallows to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until smooth and the marshmallows have melted.
- Pour marshmallow mixture over chip mixture and stir until well-combined. Pour into prepared pan, using back of spatula to press it into the pan.
- Place the chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds and stir. Continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until melted. Stir until smooth.
- Drizzle the chocolate over the bars, and immediately sprinkle with M&Ms. Let cool completely. Dig in.
MY KITCHEN ESSENTIALS
Pyrex Baking Dish w/ Lid
This pan is the s$^t. And no, I'm not overselling it. The handle is actually big enough to be able to grab onto it with a clunky oven-mitted hand without sticking your whole damned thumb into your freshly baked creation. And it doesn't get all scratched up from cutting bars with random metal kitchen utensils like the metal ones do.
Pyrex 4-cup Measuring Cup
This thing is the reason I still have fingerprints. I can go back and forth from the nuker with very hot bubbling marshmallows, chocolate, whatever and the handle stays cool the whole time.
Vintage Pyrex Bowl
This is THE bowl I use for everything. It was handed down to me from my mom -- she got it in 1967. It's the right size for everything and it has handy pour spouts on each side. Don't put it in the microwave though, or those roosters will start to spark (not that I know from experience...)