Marshmallow caramel popcorn


Marshmallow caramel popcorn -the marshmallows makes this popcorn extra soft and delicious! This is a MUST make for the 4th of July!

One of my favorite holidays is the 4th of July! The firework show is always a blast! One of my favorite treats to bring to fireworks is homemade caramel corn. We usually bag it up and pass it out to friends and family. I tried a new recipe that my grandma gave me last year and it did not disappoint. The marshmallow mixture almost reminds me of rice krispie treats, but the brown sugar takes it over the top! Seriously so addicting though. You have been warned!!

red white and blue popcorn

This marshmallow caramel corn would be fun served in these little striped cups for the 4th!


Marshmallow caramel corn for the 4th of July


Caramel marshmallow popcorn

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 13- 15 cups popcorn, lightly salted (I just used skinny pop to make it easier)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 16 oz bag mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini m&m's -optional


Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pan over medium/low heat. Once the butter is melted, stir in brown sugar until it is dissolved (only about 1 minutes). Remove from heat and add popcorn. Stir until completely coated. Spread popcorn out onto wax paper and sprinkle with m&m's if desired.

Note: Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Best served fresh, or within the next 2 days.

Marshmallow caramel corn

This also makes a great gift. Just place some in a bag and tie it with a ribbon. :)

caramel corn gift
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Kara posted on June 11, 2014 at 10:25 am (#

    I have a similar recipe, but I’m going to have to try it out with the brown sugar- that sounds yummy! And it looks so festive in those cute striped cups. :)

  2. kiki comin posted on June 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm (#

    LOVE this! Perfect for the fourth.

  3. Katie+@+Made+to+be+a+Momma posted on June 11, 2014 at 1:21 pm (#

    Looks delicious!

  4. Mallory @ Classy Clutter posted on June 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm (#

    Holy yum!!!! I want some! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  5. Rhonda posted on June 11, 2014 at 4:19 pm (#

    i looove popcorn!!!! Looks awesome!

  6. Jillian posted on June 12, 2014 at 1:52 am (#

    This looks totally delicious and easy to customize for holidays and parties. Pinning!

  7. Marie posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:32 pm (#

    I love those popcorn striped cups! The best!!

  8. Lolly Jane posted on June 15, 2014 at 7:11 pm (#

    Seriously adorable & looks amazing!

  9. Courtney @ posted on June 16, 2014 at 1:45 pm (#

    YUM! So have to try this soon!