Quick and Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

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Easy caramel popcorn recipe

Easy Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Next time you have a craving for some delicious caramel corn, just whip up this quick and easy caramel popcorn recipe and you will be good to go. This has got to be the easiest no-bake caramel popcorn recipe ever!

Even if you’re not usually a lover of caramel corn, you’ll probably still love this recipe. I mean, just look at that photo above. How delicious does that look? (My mouth is watering.)

Marshmallow caramel popcorn ingredients

Caramel Popcorn Ingredients

Mmm. Looking at these pictures is making me want to whip up this caramel corn again tonight! I have all of the ingredients on hand right now, so this could totally happen. 😉 Sweet, gooey caramel popcorn in just a few minutes!

All you need is a bag of marshmallows, brown sugar, butter, and popcorn. That’s it! You’ll also want to decide if you want to make microwave caramel popcorn or if you want to pop your own kernels. The butter flavored microwave popcorn adds a nice sweet and salty flavor to the caramel corn.

If you do not use a salted or buttered popcorn, I recommend using a salted butter in the sauce or adding a pinch of salt in when you add the marshmallows.

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Drizzling caramel sauce onto popcorn

Making the Caramel Popcorn Sauce

In the directions below, you can find out how to make this easy caramel popcorn sauce on the stove or in the microwave. Both options are simple and delicious! Be careful though, this stuff is seriously addicting. Consider yourself warned.

All jokes aside, I love a good, sweet popcorn treat! I’m not kidding around when I say you will want to keep coming back for more. (And it goes without question that the kids love it too.) This is the perfect treat for a family movie night or family game night!

Marshmallow caramel popcorn recipe

Enjoy This Delicious 3-Ingredient Caramel Popcorn!

I highly recommend whipping this simple recipe up for a family movie night! Such a yummy snack.

By the way, what’s your favorite movie snack? Candy, chocolate, popcorn? Let me know!

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Caramel popcorn recipe

Easy caramel popcorn recipe

Quick and Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Delicious, gooey, and easy caramel popcorn with only a few simple ingredients!
4.79 / 5 ( 19 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • 10 ounce bag of marshmallows
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 bags microwave popcorn about 20-25 cups


  • Sift the popcorn into a large bowl by hand, discarding the unpopped kernels.

Stove-top Instructions:

  • In a medium saucepan, bring the brown sugar and butter to a boil. Add the marshmallows and reduce heat. Stir until combined. Pour over the popcorn and stir to coat. Let cool. Serve.

Microwave Instructions:

  • Heat the sugar and butter in a large microwave-safe bowl in the microwave until melted. Stir and add the marshmallows; microwave for 1-2 minutes, until melted. Stir to combine, then pour over popcorn, stir to coat, and let cool.


Calories: 800kcal | Carbohydrates: 99g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 45g | Sodium: 640mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 63g

Ingredients: Brown Sugar, Butter, Marshmallows, Popcorn
Meal Type: Desserts, #StayHome, Christmas, Fall, Mother's Day, New Year's Eve, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Meatless
Categories: Cookies and Treats, Finger Food and Dips, Microwave, Stove Top

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