Salted Caramel Popcorn Bars


  • 8 cups plain popped popcorn (3 ounce bag popped or 1/2 cup kernels, popped)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel or coarse salt
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Optional add in’s

  • 1/4 cup chopped pretzels
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews or nuts
  • 12 tablespoons sprinkles


  1. Spray an 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. For thicker bars, use an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Melt butter, brown sugar and half and half in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally for about 5-6 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Reduce heat to low and stir in salt and marshmallows, stirring until creamy and blended.
  5. Toss optional add in’s with popcorn.
  6. Pour caramel sauceover popcorn and stir with a rubber spatula to coat evenly.
  7. Spread evenly in baking pan, pressing evenly. Set aside until firm.