You will need:
- 1/4 cup Popcorn kernels
- 1/4 cup Butter (Sweet Cream Salted)
- 3 cups Mini Marshmallows
- Mini M&M Candies – Red and Green
- Pretzel M&M Candies – Red and Green
- Christmas Sprinkles
First make some popcorn. And go ahead and make it on the stove – it is surprisingly easy. Pour 2 Tbsp. (or so depending on how big of a pan you use) of oil in the bottom of a medium/large pan. The oil should generously cover the bottom of the pan. Heat the pan over Medium/High heat. Put 3 test popcorn kernels in the pan. After test kernels pop, add 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels to the pan. Take the pan off heat when the sound of kernels popping slows down. Couldn’t be easier. And popcorn cooked this way tastes so much better than popcorn from the microwave.
Once you have the popcorn made, salt it liberally. It is so nice to taste the salty with the sweet marshmallow coating. Not quite like Kettle Corn but close.
Now make the marshmallow mixture. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a medium sauce pan. Once the butter is melted add 3 cups of mini marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted. Turn off the heat. Add 1 tsp. of vanilla. Do not overcook.
Spread your popcorn out on a prepared cookie sheet. We used a silpat liner but you could also cover it in aluminium foil or parchment paper. Make sure you get out all of the un-popped kernels. You don’t want to bite down on one of those! Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn and then gently fold the popcorn with a spoon until most of the kernels are covered in mixture.
Once the popcorn is covered in marshmallow mixture it is time to add the candy. But don’t wait too long. You want the marshmallow mixture to still be warm and sticky. Sprinkle the candy onto the popcorn, concentrating on the areas with the most drizzled marshmallow mixture. We added red and green Mini M&M’s and red and green Pretzel M&M’s. We also threw in a small handful of mini marshmallows and some Christmas Sprinkles. Allow the popcorn to cool. Break apart into pieces and serve.