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Soft & Gooey Marshmallow Popcorn

Servings 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
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Pop corn & place in an EXTRA LARGE bowl; remove any un-popped kernels. Add marshmallows to popcorn. Toss lightly.
  • 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.
  • *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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