The 4th of July is probably my favorite holiday. I love everything about it. Grilling out with family and friends, strawberry daiquiris, baseball games, roasting marshmallows on the fire pit and best of all…fireworks! I am kind of
When I think of the 4th of July I think of baseball. While growing up, we always went to a baseball game on or near the 4th of July and saw a spectacular fireworks display afterwards. And what do people eat at baseball games? Cracker Jacks! This is my 4th of July version of the beloved treat.
I had the wonderful base recipe from Get Off Your Butt and Bake and decided to add peanuts and M&M’s to customize it to my taste and our red, white and blue theme. It’s sticky and gooey and chocolately and just a bit salty. The perfect popcorn mix for my favorite day!
Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn
recipe adapted from Get Off Your Butt and Bake
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
9-10 marshmallows (I used 9 small handfuls of mini marshmallows)
2 cups M&M’s
2 ½ cups lightly salted peanuts
12 cups popcorn
Combine popcorn, M&M’s and peanuts in a large bowl. Microwave brown sugar and butter for 2 minutes; stir. Add marshmallows and microwave until melted, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Pour over popcorn and stir until completely coated.