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Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Will Become Your Go-To Holiday Party Appetizer

Yum! The perfect blend of sweet and salty.

Whether you’re setting up for a cozy night of holiday movie-watching or preparing to serve a crowd for a festive party, this is the snack you’ll need to have on hand.

Caramel marshmallow popcorn is all too easy to make, and it’s just the right blend of salty and sweet to keep everyone coming back for more. It’s a good thing this is so simple to whip up, because you’re going to want to make a lot of this treat over the holidays.

This recipe from Everyday Shortcuts demonstrates that if you’ve got some popcorn, butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and marshmallows in your kitchen, then you already have everything you need to make this holiday magic happen.

By melting the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup together, you’ll create your own caramel sauce. And with the addition of marshmallow, you’ll have just the right consistency to bind this delicious sauce and the popcorn together for a match made in snack heaven.

Everyday Shortcuts

After you’ve mixed the popcorn into the caramel-marshmallow glaze, the Everyday Shortcuts recipe recommends spreading the mixture onto parchment paper on a baking sheet to let it set.

A caramel marshmallow popcorn recipe from Spend With Pennies suggests using a rubber spatula to combine the two, which seems like a great way to avoid any unwanted stickiness. It also calls for even fewer ingredients — all you need is popcorn, butter, brown sugar and marshmallows.

Spend with Pennies

Caramel and marshmallow coming together to coat popcorn seems like the perfect combination if you ask us. But if you happen to want either caramel or marshmallow to exist on their own with your favorite salty treat, there are other versions you can try.

The recipe from Cookies & Cups shows how you can skip the addition of marshmallows to create a salted caramel popcorn concoction that is delicious and addictive. You’ll still need butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to create your own homemade caramel sauce, which will yield amazing results:

Cookies & Cups

Then there’s the recipe from Your Homebased Mom, which calls for butter and marshmallows alone to create a coating for popcorn. This will offer up a sweet and subtle flavor, with just the right amount of stickiness to make it extra fun to eat. You can also add in sprinkles or candies to make this extra festive for the holidays. We have to say, the addition of M&Ms is genius:

Your Homebased Mom

There’s no going wrong when you’re mixing caramel, marshmallows and popcorn. Combine all three flavors together or pair them up two by two — whatever suits your sweet tooth. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Happy snacking!