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Ribbon-O-Fudge Popcorn Bars

 Ribbon-O-Fudge Popcorn Bars
Reports field editor Flo Burtnett of Gage, Oklahoma, "Two sweet layers of butterscotch- and marshmallow-coated popcorn are held together with chocolate in these scrumptious bars."
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn

Directions

  • In a microwave or double boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening.
  • Chill for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.
  • Meanwhile, line a 9-in. square pan with foil; grease the foil and set
  • pan aside. In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Stir in
  • marshmallows and butterscotch chips until melted and smooth.
  • Place the popcorn in a large bowl; add marshmallow mixture and toss
  • until coated. Firmly press half of the popcorn mixture into prepared
  • pan. Spread chocolate mixture evenly over popcorn. Firmly press
  • remaining popcorn mixture over chocolate.
  • Chill for 30 minutes. Lift out of pan, using foil edges. Remove foil;
  • cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: 1/2 cup of unpopped kernels equals about 4 cups popped popcorn.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 197 calories,

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Ribbon-O-Fudge Popcorn Bars (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.