Soft & Gooey Marshmallow Popcorn

Marshmallow Popcorn

My friend Liz raved about this marshmallow popcorn that one of our other friends, Melanie, had the recipe for.  She said it was different than any other recipe you can find on the internet or Pinterest.  I was very interested so I asked Melanie for the recipe & we had it at a girls night party I had.


This popcorn is seriously amazing!  I don’t usually like marshmallows (I guess that might make me weird) but this is absolutely “eat the whole bowl” delicious!  Really!  It is so hard to stop eating!!!


This recipe makes a RIDICULOUS amount of popcorn, so I would cut it in half if you are not having lots of friends helping you eat it.  Or you could make it & bring a large plate to your friends & neighbors.  Either way, it is definitely worth making & soon!  I can see this as the perfect snack to a late night summer movie outside with the projector.  Make this!


Marshmallow Popcorn
Soft & Gooey Marshmallow Popcorn
Yield: 32 Servings
  • 8 quarts popcorn (air popped or about 4 bags of butter flavored microwave popcorn)
  • 1 (16oz) package mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks--use salted if using air popped popcorn, or use unsalted if using butter flavored microwave popcorn)
  • 1⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Pop corn & place in an EXTRA LARGE bowl; remove any un-popped kernels. Add marshmallows to popcorn. Toss lightly.
  2. Bring the butter, sugar & corn syrup to a boil. Turn down the heat & let simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do NOT overcook or it will be hard instead of gooey & soft. Add vanilla (careful, it bubbles up.) Pour over popcorn/marshmallow mixture & stir well to coat. *Best served warm, but will stay soft even when cooled down. Keep leftovers covered.
  3. *For extra gooey popcorn, you can leave the marshmallows on top of the popcorn before mixing, so when you pour the hot buttery mixture on top & then mix it in, more of the marshmallows will have melted. I like the chunks of mallows in the popcorn though. Just have fun with it!
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Recipe from Melanie Jeppsen

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    • says

      Yeah, you can totally melt all the marshmallow too if you don’t want the chunks like in the pictures. It is really good though. Sweet & salty perfection!

  1. says

    My kids are going to love you for this recipe!! Popcorn and marshmallows are two of their favorite foods, so this will send them over the top. I am pinning this right now! Thank you for sharing at Tasty Tuesdays – see you next week. :)

  2. says

    I love the chunks of marshmallow on this! Yumm. My boys will be in heaven with this recipe. So much fun! They would have a great time making it with me too, however, I would have to have extra marshmallows on hand because I have a feeling some would disappear lol! Thanks for linking up darlin’ You are awesome :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  3. says

    This sounds delicious! I’m taking the kids to Disneyland next week after school’s out and this is the perfect “car snack”! I’ll be making a large batch to take with us. Thanks so much for sharing at Tasty Creations.

  4. says

    I love that you put the recipe on here! I was just reading through your blog and came upon it. This is my great aunt Addie’s recipe. I grew up next door to her and she was basically another grandma to me. She passed away unexpectedly six years ago and her birthday was this past Wednesday. She’s been on my mind a lot lately so I think I was meant to stumble upon this post today. Thank you!
    P.S. I’ll be trying your root beer pork this coming week :)

    • Amber says

      I need to make this more often, but it makes a TON. I should half it; I mean it gets gobbled up, but I don’t want to eat it all myself! haha.


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