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Island Princess Hawaii Mochi-Pop "Makani" Bars

Nothing makes me happier than to create recipes that use products that are made in Hawaii.  Island Princess Hawaii Makani bars are made with mochi-pop which is caramel coated popcorn with Japanese rice crackers.  
The bars are a cross between rice crispy treats and Hawaii's hurricane popcorn... hence the name Makani (Windy) bars.
Posted By: Frank Abraham
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Hawaiian, Local
Calories 2459 kcal


  • 6 bags  Island Princess Hawaii mochi-pop
  • 1 cup   salted macadamia nuts chopped
  • 1/4 cup  furikake
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5-6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.  
  • Toss together the mochi pop, macadamia nuts and half of the furikake in a large bowl; set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water and salt; bring to a boil over medium heat. 
  • Boil, without stirring, until the mixture reaches an amber color, about 8 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream and butter (the mixture will bubble up and sputter). Immediately add the marshmallows and stir until melted.
  • Pour the caramel over the popcorn mixture and quickly stir together with a rubber spatula until caramel is mixed into popcorn evenly.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared 9x13-inch pan. Spray a small piece of wax paper with nonstick cooking spray and use to press mixture firmly and evenly into pan.  
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes at 300 degrees.  Remove from oven and sprinkle lightly with remaining furikake.
  • Cool completely and then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


Calories: 2459kcalCarbohydrates: 161gProtein: 21gFat: 208gSaturated Fat: 46gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 148gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 1254mgPotassium: 957mgFiber: 21gSugar: 129gVitamin A: 1128IUVitamin B1: 3mgVitamin B5: 2mgVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 273mgIron: 9mg
Keyword Island Princess Hawaii, Popcorn, macadamia nuts, rice Crispy Treats, Hawaii, caramel, mochi-pop, makani, mochi-pop bars, mochi pop bars, hawaii recipe
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