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Microwave Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

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Movies and popcorn are meant to go together. I love my buttered popcorn, especially from the actual movie theater. However, I also love caramel popcorn like this microwave marshmallow caramel popcorn.

With this being Thanksgiving week and right after that we are heading into the holiday season, I am sure at one point or another, you will probably be watching a movie. And, you will probably like some popcorn to go along with that movie.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn | realmomkitchen.com

Now sometimes, I get a craving for caramel popcorn to go along with my movie, but I usually don’t have the patience or necessarily the time to make it at that time. Now those microwave caramel popcorns packages you can get at the grocery store, in my humble opinion, are no good. I don’t even think they are worthy of being called caramel popcorn.

There are some already popped version that are pretty good that you can get at the store, but they aren’t hot, fresh or gooey. When you want hot and fresh caramel popcorn that is ooey gooey in a flash, this Microwave Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn is the recipe for you.

This recipe is highly addictive!

I grew up on this recipe but have made some alteration after experimenting with the recipe to get it perfect. This recipe only takes 4 ingredients to make and one of them is a bag of microwave popcorn. Now you could use natural popcorn, but my favorite to use is the Kirkland brand from Costco that has butter and salt on it. In my opinion, it make this recipe even better, but by all means use what popcorn you like.

After you pop your bag of popcorn, you pour it into a bowl and now it’s time for the hardest part of this recipe. You have to pick out the unpopped kernels. You don’t want one of those unpopped kernels hiding in that caramel. You could break a tooth if you took a bite on one.

Next you just need a couple a minutes along with some butter, brown sugar, and regular sized marshmallows. This recipe is dangerously easy to make. I have made it way too many times because it is so easy to whip together. Be warned, this recipe is highly addictive but so worth it!

Microwave Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn | realmomkitchen.com

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn | realmomkitchen.com

Microwave Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

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  • 1 bag of microwave popcorn natural or salted
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 11 regular sized marshmallows


  • Pop bag of popcorn according to package directions. Pour into a large bowl and pick out any unpopped kernels.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, add the butter and sugar. Microwave for 1 minute and then stir until blended together.
  • Add in the marshmallow and microwave for 1 minute. Stir until well combined.
  • Pour mixture over popcorn and toss to coat.
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