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Salted Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Treats

 

 

These Salted Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Treats make the perfect salty-sweet snack the entire family will love.

Salted Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Treats | CarriesExperimentalKitchen.com #glutenfree

I am a popcorn fanatic. Truly. I would rather eat popcorn over sugary desserts any day of the week. But every now and then I crave something sweet and salty, so when I saw a recipe for marshmallow popcorn treats in May’s Cooking Light magazine, I knew I had to try them for myself and adapted their recipe to make these Salted Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Treats.

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For this recipe you can either make your own popcorn, use store bought bagged popcorn or your favorite microwavable popcorn. I prefer popping mine in a little oil on top of the stove. Once the popcorn is popped, allow it to cool while you melt the marshmallows and butter. I like to use my Le Creuset Dutch oven so the marshmallows don’t stick entirely to the sides.

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Once the marshmallows have melted, remove from the heat so it doesn’t brown; then stir in the popcorn. Next line a pan with parchment paper, then press the popcorn mixture down firmly; making sure it is spread evenly in the pan. I used a 9″ x 11″ pan for these and got 12 bars. It can get a little sticky so I recommend either spraying a piece of parchment paper to help press it down or just spray your clean hands.

Since I’ve never made salted caramel before, I found this quick and easy recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, but you can also melt down store bought caramels since you only need a small amount for drizzle. If you put it on too thick, it makes it difficult to bite down through the treat.

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These Salted Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Treats were the perfect combination of “salty” and “sweet” and my family loved them. They’re a fun twist on the traditional Rice Krispie Treat and are great to bring for dessert to a picnic or backyard bbq because they’re served individually.

I prefer those types of desserts, especially in the summer when you fill up on all of those wonderful salads and sides, but still want to have a little something sweet to finish the meal. ~Enjoy!

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Salted Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Treats
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
These Salted Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn Treats make the perfect salty-sweet, low-fat snack the entire family will love.
Course: Dessert
Calories: 147 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • Adapted from Cooking Light
  • 10 c . Popped Popcorn
  • 10 oz . Marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp . Butter
  • 2-3 tbsp . Prepared Salted Caramel
  • 1 tbsp . Sea Salt
  • Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. In a large nonstick pot, add butter and marshmallows and melt over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in popcorn; then transfer to a parchment paper lined pan (I used 9"x11"). Spread evenly and pat down using parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Drizzle prepared salted caramel over the top; then sprinkle the sea salt. Allow to cool; then cut into 12 bars.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Sonali- The Foodie Physician
    June 30, 2015 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Carrie, these sound amazing!! I love everything about them- salted caramel, marshmallows, and popcorn- yum, yum and yum! All three together must be incredible!

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