Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn {4th of July Style}

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

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 definitely a pyro at heart so I love watching things that go boom. I also love aiding in blowing up things….it’s unbelievable what you can blow up. We usually stick to the food realm and my favorite to date was the giant can of corn from Sams. It set off a ridiculous rain shower of corn kernels. We have yet to figure out the perfect way to blow up a watermelon but we are working on it.

Anyway…….
4th of July Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn
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.

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5 thoughts on “Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn {4th of July Style}

  1. Pingback: 4th of July Rice Krispie Cupcakes | Meg's Everyday Indulgence

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