The other day, I was thinking about caramel popcorn and how much I wanted it (okay, so that’s pretty much every day, but whatever). I decided to do a quick search on Pinterest, only to discover that caramel popcorn takes a lot of time and effort to make. So, being the extremely clever person I am, I searched for EASY caramel popcorn recipes (pretty brilliant, right?). Still, most recipes required AT LEAST an hour… that’s not exactly what I would consider easy. After about a minute of scrolling, I stumbled upon an actually easy caramel popcorn recipe, modified it slightly, and BAM! Actually easy caramel popcorn (yay).
For the popcorn (1-4 servings, depending on who’s eating it):
- 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 10 marshmallows
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup popcorn seeds, popped OR 1 bag popcorn, popped
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Add brown sugar, butter, marshmallows, and vanilla to a microwave safe bowl big enough to hold all your popcorn. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval (you’ll probably end up heating it for about 1.5-2 minutes) until smooth. Fold in the popcorn, folding until the caramel sauce is evenly distributed. Sprinkle on the salt. Allow to cool (optional) and enjoy!