Sunday, April 21, 2013

Eat Something Sunday: Magic Popcorn

Popcorn is one of life's most perfect foods. Delicious, healthy, low fat, low calorie, etc. etc. Of course, it tastes best when slathered in butter and such, rendering it rather less good for you, but more good to your tastebuds.

Magic Popcorn is an evolution of my grandma's popcorn balls & many "marshmallow popcorn" recipes I saw on Pinterest. Through trial and error I came up with this particular combination of sweet, gooey, and a little bit of spice. It has brought about more than one "ZOMG" and "wow" when shared with friends and family. Last night when I made this for a living room movie night, my mother-in-law declared "this is magic!" I hope you'll like it too. Fair warning: it's one of those recipes that is best enjoyed only occasionally as the butter and sugar content are pretty epic.

Magic Popcorn

10-12 cups popcorn (fresh popped is best, but if you must use microwave, it's about 2 bags)
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
5-7 cups mini marshmallows (depending on your gooiness preference - I'm a fan of the goo)
1 tsp. cinnamon

1 - Pop your popcorn. Fresh popcorn = yummy!
If you have 2 bowls available, separate the popcorn into 2 parts. If not, 1 will work fine, too.

2 - In a non-stick pan, melt the butter, sugar, and marshmallows together. Once they've become a lovely gooey substance, stir in the cinnamon.

3 - Pour the melted mixture over the popcorn. (Using a rubber scraper may help).
If you have it in 2 bowls, pour over half, then add the rest of the popcorn to the first bowl and pour over the rest.
Mix, mix, mix, mix, mix!

Magic popcorn! Best enjoyed warm. It will start to set up as it cools, but it's good fun to pry a chunk off when it's cooled into a sweet glob of awesome.



Melinda said...

Oh yum! This looks delicious! Will have to try this with my girls!

laura kate said...

I hope you love it!

Lissey said...

MMmm, I have to try this :) It look yummy!
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laura kate said...

It really is quite yummy! Hope you like it :)

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