Marshmallow Popcorn

Marshmallow Popcorn

I, like many of you, have a new addiction. That addiction is called Pinterest. I now have more ideas and more recipes pinned than I could use in two lifetimes! My goal is to try at least one recipe I have pinned each week.

I have found though that the comments on Pinterest don’t always hold true. It’s a little bit of a risk when you try something you’ve pinned.

I found that the Melt in Your Mouth Chicken did not melt in my mouth. It actually did nothing in my mouth. Boring and bland.

The I Want to Marry You Cookies were good but not sure they were marriage worthy.

Then I saw a recipe for popcorn – the pinner assured us that they were totally obsessed with this popcorn and couldn’t get enough of it. There was no link back to a blog so unfortunately I can’t give them credit because they were right! My faith was restored in Pinterest. I could believe what I read!!

This popcorn is pretty delicious. How could anything covered in marshmallow, brown sugar and butter not be delicious.

The popcorn looks pretty gooey doesn’t it? Well it is but amazingly enough it doesn’t stick to your hands. Our hands were in the bowl a lot so we know for sure!

I was worried that it wouldn’t be any good the next day but I was wrong – it wasn’t quite as gooey the next day but it was still delicious. I just sealed it up in a plastic storage bag. Let’s just say there wasn’t a whole lot to put in the bag but I did manage to save some because I wanted to see how it kept over night. I had to place a big sign on it so no one would eat it!!

It is quick and easy to make because it uses microwave popcorn. You microwave the butter, sugar and marshmallows until melted and mixed together and pour over the popcorn and stir until evenly coated. Then you spread it out on a cookie sheet – or just pour it into a big bowl. Start eating! I promise you won’t want to stop.

I halved the recipe and it’s a good thing I did or I would have eaten even more!!

Marshmallow Popcorn
  • 3 bags microwave popcorn, popped and unpopped kernels removed.
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows
  • 1 C brown sugar
  1. Microwave butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar for 2½ min.
  2. Take out and stir.
  3. Microwave again for 1 minute.
  4. Repeat until all is melted.
  5. When done pour over popcorn and mix. YUM!


Recipe originally shared at Portland Mama

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Lisa Hemstreet says

    For some reason I can’t comment on Portland Mama…so I’m putting it here for you.

    I can’t wait to try this!!! Oh, and just to add something to the microwave tip, you don’t have to add oil or staple it if you don’t want to. Simply put the popcorn in a paper lunch sack and roll down the bag a couple of times, or twist it like my husband does. It comes out air-popped. So good and healthy!!! Enjoy!

  2. Freida says

    Ok! I had to try this one immediately! I’m blaming you for my diet failing! Ha! This is sooooo good! I only made 1/2 too but that is a lot considering that I am home alone tonight! I only used one bag of popcorn (the bowl kind) but cut the other ingredients in half! Really habit forming!! I forgot to take out the unpopped kernels though so I have to watch for those!

    • says

      I knew I should have put some kind of disclaimer on the recipe – I am not responsible for any weight you may put on eating the whole bag yourself!! Because you are going to want to! Glad you liked it. I couldn’t keep my hands out of it!

  3. Nancy says

    Has anyone tried this using popcorn made with a Whirly Pop popcorn maker? Any adjustments made?
    My Whirly Pop makes the best popcorn and I can’t eat the microwave kind anymore.

    • says

      SanDee – I have never made it without and I am sure it would alter the flavor but I figure with a recipe – you don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to! Give it a try!

  4. AKG says


    just to clarify, would 2 sticks of butter = 1 cup? Should I use salted or unsalted butter? Also, the microwave popcorn is plain unflavored popcorn, am I right?

    Sorry for all the questions! I wanna get this perfect ’cause it sounds and looks so delicious! :)

    • says

      Yes, 2 sticks of butter is one cup. I use salted butter and you can use whatever plain or buttered popcorn. The butter flavor just makes the marshmallow popcorn more buttery!

  5. Jennifer G. says

    LOVE this recipe! It couldn’t be more simple or addictive! I took the liberty of adding about a teaspoon of vanilla to the marshmallow mixture. I even went the extra mile and made my own popcorn via air popper. I use a brand that has less hulls and leaves fewer unpopped kernels.

    Has anyone used the flavored marshmallows: peppermint, chocolate etc?

  6. Krista says

    Ok I really love your page, with all the popcorn varieties! I made the marshmallow last night oh my it is sooo good. Instead of microwave popcorn though I used 2 (8 oz) bags of cheetos puffed corn. I like to use that when I usually make caramel corn. No hulls our kernels! It worked perfect! Next time I make it though I may only make 1/2 the marshmallow mix, still had a lot of goo in the bottom of the bowl. Please share this little trick with everyone as it makes ALL popcorn treats so much more enjoyable!

  7. says

    Wow, when I was a kid we used to make popcorn balls with melted butter and melted marshmallows poured over popcorn and then sometimes we would forget making the balls and just have a big pan of marshmallow popcorn.


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