Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn Treats

Like a Krispy Treat, only Popcorn! Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn Treats are filled with marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and a packet of Duncan Hines Frosting Creations in Mint Chocolate Chip to give them their minty flavor and green color!

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Last week, on Instagram, I posted a picture of a recipe fail. The picture was of a bunch of green popcorn in the trashcan. That was a sad, sad moment. I really, really hate recipe fails. It kind of feels like when you were a kid and dropped your ice cream cone three licks in. Except now, as an adult, my mommy isn’t here to buy me more ice cream.

Luckily for you, that recipe fail turned into these bars of wonderful.

I had originally been trying to make a popcorn concoction with white chocolate, marshmallows, and Duncan Hines Mint Chocolate Frosting Creations. White chocolate and me, we are not BFFs. Let me put it this way: when I buy white chocolate melts I buy extra. Because I know, without fail, I will ruin the first batch. I’m also very, very happy I had bought two of those Mint Chocolate Frosting Creations, just in case.

Because I had two in my cabinet, I was still able to bring you these Mint Chocolate Popcorn Treats. They’re like krispie treats…except with popcorn.

And they’re gooooood.

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I made something similar to these way back when I started blogging. I’m not even going to link to it, but if you go on a hunt please don’t judge the pics I thought were amazing, mmkay?

These are made just like a krispie treat – melted marshmallows and butter. I use lots of marshmallows because I like my treats goooooey.  Like, Marshmallow Treats with Popcorn gooey. So…be forewarned. If you like your treats less sticky, you can feel free to add less marshmallows, or add more popcorn.

The Frosting Creations packet is added after all the melting happens. I used the Mint Chocolate because, well, St. Patrick’s Day is next week. And somehow March 17 is the green mint holiday. Plus, I love me some mint chocolate anything. And the flavor is perfect – it tastes just mint chocolate ice cream!

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These are the kind of recipe fails I’m happy with. Ones that end up in treats like these!

Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn Treats

Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn Treats

Ingredients

  • 6-7 cups popcorn, popped with kernels removed (from a 3 ounce microwave popcorn bag)
  • 10 ounces marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 packet Chocolate Mint Frosting Creations
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9x9” pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Pop your popcorn. I used a 3 ounce microwave popcorn packet, but you can use an air popper too, whatever you have. Pick over the popped corn and remove all unpopped kernels. Place about 6-7 cups of popped popcorn in a large bowl.
  3. Place marshmallows and butter in another larger, microwave safe, bowl. Heat for 60 seconds; stir. Heat for an additional 30-60 seconds, stirring after 30, until marshmallows are fully melted. Stir in frosting creations packet.
  4. Pour popcorn into melted marshmallows and stir carefully. Pour into prepared pan. Working quickly, spray your hands with cooking spray and press evenly in to the pan. Immediately sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over the top of the popcorn and press lightly to make it stick. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Best eaten within 2 days. Store in a tightly covered container.
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Comments

  1. What a fun combination! I love the idea of putting mint and popcorn together!
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  2. These are so cute! Perfect for St. Patty’s Day!
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  3. “Because I know, without fail, I will ruin the first batch.” — I thought it was just me who did that with white caniquik! I am actually better with regular white choc chips, but they are super finnicky too

    And I had a mint + choc fail last week too. Omg was I ticked. And then, I thought I’d try again. Another freaking fail. $20 worth of ingredients that I coudlnt even blog about. lol And like 6+ hrs time, or more!

    I love that you recovered your fail. And used popcorn. And white choc and mint. I have a marshmallow bar that I made with choc + biscoff spread in Dec. It sort of reminds me of the dark version of these. I am all about popcorn in desserts – rather than…3 cups of white flour :)

  4. Well that is turning lemons into lemonade!!! Sort glad your other popcorn recipe failed (sorry) because these are to die for! What a fantastic idea, making popcorn treats! Who doesn’t love popcorn balls? This is a great (green) spin! Thanks for sharing my samoa popcorn too!
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  5. Umm so we are totally on the same wavelength here :) I made a very similar recipe just a few days ago but made popcorn balls instead. I love the bars! You are just so creative in the kitchen m’dear.
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  6. Yum, this looks delicious! As for white chocolate…unless I’m using candiquik I only use Green and Blacks white chocolate bars. They are the only two that melt NICELY. I got sick of wasting :)
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  7. I am sorry about your fail, but it makes me feel SO much better that I am not the only one with white chocolate melting issues:)
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  8. Oh man. You make the best popcorn concoctions! My son has an expander (braces type thing) and can’t have popcorn. He informed me I wasn’t allowed to make these because I would be teasing him and that’s not a nice thing for a mom to do. Crud. I’m pinning this for post-braces =o) Thanks
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  9. I hate using white chocolate just out of fear of ruining it before I can use it! So temperamental! Lately marshmallow based bars have been everywhere I need to join in on this marshmallow party! I haven’t used any of the frosting creation packets. Do you think they are easy to us?
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    • I’ve only used them twice – and the flavor was spot on. These really tasted just like the Mint Chocolate Ice Cream and I’ve used the bubblegum one that I swear, made me want to blow bubbles!

  10. Whoa, girl! These sound fabulous.
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  11. I am so glad your fail turned into these bars of goodness! That minty green color is just so cheerful.
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  12. I love anything Mint Chocolate, too! I think I may just need to make these for my upcoming Open House! YUM!
    Thank you! (oh, by the way, I’m pinning it too!)
    Cindy
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  13. I thought this looked amazing and then I saw the Butter Pecan Popcorn!! Holy cow!! This still looks pretty amazing, though! Great recipe :D
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  14. My popcorn loving hubby would love this recipe, all your recipes actually! I don’t eat a lot of chocolate, but I do adore mint chocolate chip….probably because it is delicious!!! Your happy accident looks fabulous:-) Hugs, Terra
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  15. Way to turn a recipe fail into a recipe success, Dorothy! I love mint and chocolate together and these sound like the perfect St. Patty’s Day treat.
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  16. Recipe fails are the worst. I had one last week…not so bad that I had to throw it away, but not good enough to blog. It needs a few tweaks. I have found that adding just a teaspoon of shortening or butter helps keep white chocolate from seizing. I also never melt it in the microwave because it heats too unevenly there and can scorch before you know it. Slow and steady on the stove has worked so far. I love those Duncan Hines packets…I have been all over them since last summer! What a fun and yummy mint treat for St. Patty’s Day!!!
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    • Thanks for the tips Jocelyn! Usually veg oil works good, but I added the frosting packet and some marshmallows and boom! Gritty mess! I still want to try that recipe, with it working. :)

  17. Sorry about the recipe fail, but you sure made a nice recovery!! Mint and chocolate AND super gooey? Sign me up!
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  18. Fails are the worst … but looks like you ended up finding sweet success with these Mint Chocolate Chip Popcorn Treats! Thanks for the recipe…pinned ;)
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  19. move over peanut butter, mint is taking over the chocolate world. :) I love mint and chocolate together Dorothy! Even better? when popcorn is involved. Recipe fails are so discouraging. I had three last week. ON THE SAME RECIPE. But I kept trying and trying. The key is to just not let it get you down and to keep working at it! Or drop it completely, which I usually do too. =)

  20. Oh my gosh, girl – these are ALL kinds of awesome! Total win!
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  21. This looks like a perfect delicious snack! 2 things I love, mint chocolate and popcorn! Yum!
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  22. SO glad I’m not the only one who has issues with white chocolate! I love the idea of using popcorn here, Dorothy. And mint-chocolate is one of my fave things EVER. :-)
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  23. oooh you made the most fantastic lemonade out of wht seemed like a lemon! Michael would lurve these too!
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  24. I’ve been avoiding marshmallows like the plague. I bet this would make a nice Rice Krispy treat too!
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  25. I didn’t even notice that that’s popcorn at first! Love this, and glad to hear I’m not the only one with recipe fails
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  26. I always have fails and I’ve been baking since my mom would let me turn on the oven by myself when I was a kid! It’s probably because I like to take recipes as “suggestions.” Sometimes it isn’t a suggestion. And popcorn marshmallow treats?! Genius.
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  27. These look delicious. Found you on Thursday Treasures

  28. After taking one little bite of chocolate mint, I crave it every day. This might be my next go to choco mint recipe! So NOT sorry your recipe failed! :)

  29. This is just St Patrick’s day all wrapped up in one tasty little treat!
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  30. Could this look any more yummy? Pinned it, stumbled it, following you on Twitter and Pinterest…I just can’t get enough! And I’m not a huge fan of St. Patty’s crafts, but I think that I can embrace St. Patty’s snacks…especially because I have a thing for mint chocolate chip. Thanks for sharing, and I’ll let you know if I give it a whirl!
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  31. These sound phenomenal! Love that you made rice-krispie-esque treats using popcorn. So smart! I definitely want to make these and add some crushed up Thin Mints. Yummy!

  32. My daughter is popcorn crazy…she would loves these!
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  33. LOVING these treats, I can almost taste them! Yummy :)
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  34. These look awesome! I love the idea of using popcorn in place of the rice krispies. This is one to make for sure!
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