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Marshmallow-Peanut Popcorn

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 quarts


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 183 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 156mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • William1940
    Aug 29, 2017

    Either the directions are not complete or this is not a recipe all the marshmallow do not melt and it is a stringy mess with nuts not sticking much at all.

  • Sploofy
    Apr 20, 2016

    A "Keeper". that's what I put on my recipes when I can't quit eating them.

  • i_like_pie
    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!!