Last night I went to make a treat for my family as I do most Sunday evenings and I discovered that I was out of granulated sugar. After reprimanding myself for running out of one of my four baking staples (flour, sugar, butter, chocolate chips) I went to work to find a desert that I could make with only brown sugar. Lo and behold, I present to you the easiest carmel popcorn recipe ever!
You will need:
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 10 regular sized marshmallows
- Popcorn from an air popper. I just popped the recommended amount (about 1/4 cup) which filled a large mixing bowl and used all of it.
In a medium microwave safe bowl, add the brown sugar and butter and cook on high for 2 minutes. Take it out and add in 10 marshmallows. Cook for 30 seconds at a time, mixing in between, until everything has blended together. Then pour 1/3 of the mixture on the popcorn and stir. Then pour another third and stir and then do it one more time. This helps to evenly coat your popcorn. My children and I LOVED this for a Sunday evening treat and it literally took me less than five minutes from start to finish.
I love that there is no stress about scorching the carmel with this recipe and that it requires so few ingredients. I used a spoon, two bowls and one measuring cup and that is it! I am not a fan of the “clean up portion” of baking so the simplicity here is a biggie for me.
Let me know what you think! We are still eating the left overs today and it is just as yummy!