Sweet and sticky, Gooey Marshmallow Popcorn is ready to make an appearance for so many occasions…holidays, game day, movie night, girls night in…the list could go on and on.
With the exception of my youngest, we are a popcorn loving family. Our favorite way to enjoy air popped popcorn? With salt and equal parts melted butter and coconut oil…it’s amazing! There are times, however, that we need to think outside the bowl for a crunchy popcorn treat. Enter Party Popcorn, a book all about popcorn written by Ashton of Something Swanky.
You guys, this book is a complete resource. There is seriously something for everyone…nacho cheese doritos popcorn, german chocolate cake popcorn, basil garlic popcorn, peanut brittle popcorn. Gourmet varieties that you can make at home in your very own kitchen. The instructions for each recipe are easy to understand and follow. There’s also a chapter for the little ones…Strawberry Fizz Popcorn, anyone?
Today I’m sharing the recipe for Gooey Marshmallow Popcorn, which in the book is made with M&Ms, but I wanted to make it a little more seasonal so I switched those out for conversation hearts for a yummy twist. You can store this for up to a day, it may or may not have lasted that long at my house…I’m not telling 😉
- 8 cups POPPED POPCORN
- 4 cups MINI MARSHMALLOWS
- 3 Tablespoons BUTTER
- 1 drop RED or PINK FOOD COLORING (optional)
- ½ - 1 cup VALENTINE CONVERSATION HEARTS*
- Place popcorn in a large bowl and make sure to take out all of the unpopped kernels.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, heat marshmallows and butter for 1 minute on medium power. Stir to combine. Heat in additional 30 seconds increments until fully melted and smooth.
- Add food coloring to marshmallow mixture and stir to combine. Pour over popcorn and add candies. Stir to coat as completely as possible. Serve right away.
Recipe Source: Slightly adapted from Party Popcorn by Ashton Swank