Caramel Popcorn Nutty Bark

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Caramel Corn Nutty Bark

I’m gonna make this one fast, because honestly, I’m a bit overextended. See, Thanksgiving took a lot out of me with all that pie-baking, and Friendsgiving a few days later also required pie. I need something simple here.

Enter my favorite quick recipe, so easy I hesitate to call it a recipe: bark!  Two ingredients, everyone. Get excited!

Caramel Corn Nutty Bark

I love making bark and almost never buy it because really, why? You can customize flavors as you choose, and it’s pretty much the work of a couple of minutes, plus the 30 minutes of required chill time.

Caramel Corn Nutty Bark

There are exceptions, of course. Trader Joe’s makes really good bark, so I love buying that. And Godiva’s chocolate almond bark is a good splurge. But other than that, I’ve been known to kind of huff and turn my nose up at store-bought bark, especially if it has no creative flavor action going on.

Caramel Corn Nutty Bark

It’s with that thought in mind that I made this bark. Trader Joe’s makes a great holiday-edition caramel corn, totally addictive. Some of the popcorn is covered in chocolate, and there are a bunch of nuts in there, too. All kinds. It’s really my crack, if you must know. I buy it and tell myself I’ll only have a bit, and then yeah.

Caramel Corn Nutty Bark

So of course, it made total sense to put a bunch of this addictive substance into bark. Why not? Just imagine Moose Munch in a bark, and that’s what we’re dealing with here. The Trader Joe’s version is pretty much the same thing, and it’s delicious.

This bark can be wrapped up and gifted to people, so think about it as a fantastic holiday season option! And if you can’t get to Trader Joe’s, any caramel corn and nut mixture will do. There’s never a need to buy bark when you can make it so quickly! Try it and enjoy.


Caramel Popcorn Nutty Bark


1 package dark chocolate chips
1 and 1/2 cups Trader Joe's caramel corn holiday mix (or equivalent)


  1. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  3. Evenly spread the melted chocolate onto the prepared cookie sheet. Sprinkle the popcorn onto the melted chocolate, pressing it in slightly.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.




I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Bark is definitely my favorite treat to eat and make, too! I love how easy it is to whip up and how versatile it can be, too. This caramel corn bark sounds fantastic, Mir! I love your idea of combining caramel corn with chocolate. Such a fun and crunchy treat!
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    1. Mir

      I do love bark, Gayle. But I eat way too much of it. Oh well!

  2. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Oh my gosh this looks fantastic!! You’re right. This makes total sense 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I try to make sense, Aimee. 🙂

  3. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    caramel popcorn in a chocolate bark! genius! this had to have been gone pretty fast 😉 yummm!
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    1. Mir

      A little too fast, Michele. I should remember that next time I make bark!

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