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Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn - You'll never go back to normal caramel corn again! | www.tasteandtellblog.com
So, have you ever had a recipe that was your go-to recipe? The one that you’ve made a million times. You don’t even need the recipe card for it anymore. It’s the recipe that people call “your recipe” and you don’t think there will be another recipe that will top it?

For me, it’s my caramel corn recipe. Which, ironically, I’ve never shared here before, but I did share it over on the Cafe Zupas website quite some time ago. Years ago, back in college, I had a wonderful friend named Dawn. And she made the best caramel corn. I know I ate quite a bit if it back then. When she moved, or I moved, I can’t remember which, she gave me the recipe. Written on a 3×5 card, since the only thing any of us used the internet for back then was to chat on AOL. I still have that card, although I’ve made that recipe probably hundreds of times since then. So much, in fact, that to the people I’ve made it for, they call it my recipe.

“Hey, Deborah – you should bring your caramel corn.”

“Can I get your recipe for caramel corn again?”

But you guys, I’ve cheated. I was in love with that recipe, but I wasn’t faithful.

This popcorn right here? Even better than that caramel corn I’ve been making for years and years.

There are many versions of this recipe floating around online, but I think I’ve perfected it. It was a hard job, but someone had to do it, right? My mom made marshmallow popcorn all of the time growing up, and this takes that marshmallow popcorn and incorporates it with my caramel corn for the perfect marriage. Perfect, I tell ya.

So popcorn lovers unite. And don’t blame me if you eat the whole bowl of it. Because you probably will.


Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn
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Ooey and gooey, this popcorn is coated with a marshmallow and caramel mixture, making it addictive and delicious.
Serves: 8 cups
  • 8 cups popped popcorn (about ½ cup of popcorn kernels if using an air popper)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅛ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Place the popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook until the butter is melted. Add in the marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla.
  3. Pour the marshmallow caramel mixture over the popcorn and stir until completely coated.
  4. *this popcorn stays sticky and soft. Store in a covered container (if it lasts that long!)*


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53 Responses to Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

  1. The fact that it’s your signature recipe & people know you for it, makes me want to make it, NOW! I love caramel corn/popcorn, etc….I eat popcorn almost every day I love it that much!

  2. It’s like rice krispie treat popcorn! Kind of. 🙂 This looks sinfully delicious – I don’t think I could stop popping handfuls of this in my mouth!!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I need to start making different flavored popcorn instead of just the regular ol’ butter type. This one looks like a great start. =)

  4. How fun to have a recipe that everyone knows you for!!! This popcorn would be dangerous in my house…because I WOULD eat the entire bowl before the kids came home.

  5. Sounds soooo good! I will have to put this on my list of treats to make. My kids would love it too.

  6. carrian says:

    Haha, our leftovers of this are sitting on the counter from last night right now! YUM!!!

  7. We are huge popcorn fans in our house and I have just discovered this way of doing it, using marshmallows. Put caramel in this and it takes it to a hole new level!

  8. Where has this popcorn been all my life?? YUM!

  9. Clearly I didn’t find this site soon enough! Look at all of your delicious popcorn! I would eat the whole bowl of every flavor here.

  10. Tracey says:

    I don’t know if I’ve ever had marshmallow popcorn but I’ve been missing out for sure! I love the combo with the caramel – perfect snack food idea! 🙂

  11. Joanne says:

    The only thing better than caramel or marshmallow is the two combined! This must be so addictive.

  12. leslie says:

    YOu cheated on your caramel corn????I’m telling!

  13. Emily says:

    Holy crap. I need this ASAP.

  14. oh this looks dangerous! I feel like living on the edge though 🙂

  15. I love caramel corn. I have never seen a recipe like this, but I can’t wait to try it. Marshmallows make everything better 🙂 It’s great to have recipes you make that much. It’s always fun to be in the kitchen with a solid go to recipe.

  16. This is AMAZING. I am SO making this!

  17. This popcorn looks seriously addicting!

  18. Add caramel to popcorn and I’m in!

  19. Donna says:

    Must. Try. Asap.

  20. This recipe is definitely a keeper! I must try it soon…. maybe tonight? 🙂

  21. teresa says:

    i have to show my hubby this, he LOVE caramel corn, it looks awesome!

  22. Oh, this sounds like a perfect combination for popcorn! Definitely will be making this soon!

  23. Melanie says:

    I heart popcorn so much! Last time I ate it, I chipped a tooth. Boo. As soon as I have it fixed, I am trying out this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  24. I love making my own popcorn. This recipe sounds fabulous! I so love the idea of adding marshmallows!

  25. Wendy says:

    I have yet to find a go-to caramel popcorn so I am excited to try this marshamallow caramel recipe! It looks addictive. You mention that The topping stays soft. Would that make left over popcorn mushy? Can you store this popcorn for 2 or 3 days? Not that it would last that long in my house but I am thinking of mailing it.

  26. Alicia says:

    I just made this popcorn this afternoon because my husband wanted “something with marshmallows”. Perfect reason to try a new recipe! I have a feeling it will not last much beyond tomorrow… Next time I’ll use a little less sugar so that it’s not quite so sweet, but it is still very yummy! 🙂

  27. Jamie H. says:

    Oh My! I jus made this and have to make myself walk away so that there’s some left for our party! I altered it slightly to make it dairy free. Instead of butter I did half Earth Balance and 1/2 coconut oil. So delicious! My waistline needs me to lose this recipe, but you can bet I’ll be keeping it in a very safe place to enjoy for years to come!

  28. Ruthie says:

    I’d like some of each… really. They all look amazing! Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

  29. Pinned! I’ve got to make this! Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I look forward to coming back on Monday Night!

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