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No Bake Kettle Corn Bars cut in squares

No-Bake Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn Bars

These Kettle Corn Bars are covered in gooey caramel and topped with chocolate. A perfect way to use that left-over kettle corn.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword kettle corn, no bake bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cool time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 391kcal
Author Jere' @One Hot Oven


  • 13 x 9 sheet pan



  • Spray cooking spray in the bottom of a 13" x 9" pan
  • In a large bowl mix the kettle corn, pecans and mini chocolate chips
  • In a medium-sized saucepan mix the butter, sugars and sweetened condensed milk.
    Stir constantly over medium heat and bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and boil gently for 6 to 8 minutes until the caramel becomes a nice golden brown color and bubbly all over.
    Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.

  • Pour the caramel mixture over the kettle corn mixture with a wooden spoon that is sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Once the mixture is combined pour into the 13" x 9" pan. Spread the mixture out in the pan and pack down with the wooden spoon until it is compact.
    Let cool.
  • Place the chocolate chips in a glass bowl and melt in the microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring each time until melted.
  • Immediately pour the chocolate on top of the kettle corn mixture in the pan, and sprinkle with the Maldon Sea Salt (optional)

  • After the chocolate has set up cut the bars into squares.
  • Store at room temperature in a covered container for three days


These bars can be cut directly in the pan or you can loosen the sides of the bars from the pan with a spatula and then pop the whole sheet out of the pan and place on a cutting board. 
This recipe is very adaptable to other ingredients to mix in. Try these options:
Peanuts, Butterscotch chips, Pretzels, Toffee Bits, Peanut Butter
One Hot Oven provides approximate nutritional information as a courtesy and cannot guarantee the accuracy for any recipe on this blog.


Serving: 12 | Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5.9g | Fat: 17.6g | Saturated Fat: 10.4g | Cholesterol: 26mg