Rating: 4.68 stars
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

Marshmallows make this caramel popcorn stay soft and grand! Leftover caramel can be refrigerated and used later if warmed in the microwave.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir the marshmallows, brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla extract together in a pot over medium-low heat until the marshmallows are completely melted, 5 to 7 minutes.

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  • Put the popcorn in a large bowl; pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and gently stir with a big spoon to coat.

Nutrition Facts

562 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 74.5g; fat 30g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 415.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (42)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
I believe this to be the actual version of a dumbed down recipe circulating on Pinterest - exact same picture at least. I've never made caramel corn before - it always seemed like a very involved process. This was really simple though. Yes it takes a little time to get it all together (the melting time) but it was totally worth it. My daughters shook some sprinkles in while I was mixing and that was fun. We made the popcorn in our microwave popping bowl and only did half the amount - saving the rest of the caramel for another time. I'll be interested to see how well it melts down next time. Don't hesitate to make this - it's really yummy. Oh and we only have mini marshmallows. I found somewhere online where it said 1 lg marshmallow=10 minis... meaning 230 for this recipe. My husband counted them out and it worked great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/02/2013
I like that it stayed soft but there was way too much caramel for the amount of popcorn. If I were to make it again I would half the amount of caramel ingredients. Read More
(3)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2012
I believe this to be the actual version of a dumbed down recipe circulating on Pinterest - exact same picture at least. I've never made caramel corn before - it always seemed like a very involved process. This was really simple though. Yes it takes a little time to get it all together (the melting time) but it was totally worth it. My daughters shook some sprinkles in while I was mixing and that was fun. We made the popcorn in our microwave popping bowl and only did half the amount - saving the rest of the caramel for another time. I'll be interested to see how well it melts down next time. Don't hesitate to make this - it's really yummy. Oh and we only have mini marshmallows. I found somewhere online where it said 1 lg marshmallow=10 minis... meaning 230 for this recipe. My husband counted them out and it worked great! Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2011
Excellent!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2012
Quick & Delicious! For the amount of time and effort I had to put into this recipe (virtually none) I was thrilled with the result! One important tip remember that burning butter drastically alters flavour. Cook slowly! Also the caramel goes farther than you think. It's very flavourful so you likely won't need to use it all. Like the recipe says you can store the extra and microwave it later. Wonderful! Thank you for this recipe! It's a keeper!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2012
Addicting! I agree with @crowderfamily: the photo that goes with this recipe is all over pinterest, with a different (and inferior) recipe. The Pinterest recipe was a big failure. But THIS recipe is amazing. I am not a fan of microwave popcorn, so that is the only change I made. Instead, I put about 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil in a large pot with 1 cup of popcorn kernels. Then heat over medium or medium high heat (cover with aluminum foil, poke with knife to make ten slits). Shake every half minute or so as they pop. This produced the perfect amount of popcorn for this recipe. You could even use a little less popcorn, if you want it to be REALLY gooey. Dang, can't wait to make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2012
Fast Easy and yummy!!! We added a sprinkling of salt and then tossed in a cup of chocolate chips and mixed it all together. SO GOOD! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
So easy and yummy! I forgot to add the vanilla which I'm pretty disappointed in myself for but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I'll definitely make this recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/02/2013
I like that it stayed soft but there was way too much caramel for the amount of popcorn. If I were to make it again I would half the amount of caramel ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2012
This popcorn tastes yummy! I didn't give it 5 stars cuz it was very messy and difficult to cut. I won't make it again but the flavor was there. I think I prefer to make more of a candy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2012
Yuuuummmmy chewy deliciousness! Have made this recipe over and over. Read More
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