My brother calls this combo of popcorn, marshmallows, peanuts and pretzels the “perfect popcorn." The taste is reminiscent of a Big Hunk candy bar. — Julie Perez, Idaho Falls, Idaho
- 15 cups popped popcorn
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup salted peanuts
- 1 cup broken pretzel sticks, optional
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- In a large bowl, combine popcorn, marshmallows, peanuts and, if desired, pretzels. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Pour over popcorn mixture; toss to coat.
- Immediately spread onto waxed paper; let stand until set. Break into pieces. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 5 quarts.
Originally published as Marshmallow-Peanut Popcorn in Taste of Home February/March 2014
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Reviewed Apr. 4, 2014
"This popcorn is a great combination of sweet and salty, crunchy and soft, and it is quick to make. I used cashews instead of peanuts, and I also put in some dried cranberries. YUMMY!!"