Marshmallow Peppermint Popcorn

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Leah Stacey
from Huntsville, AL

I got this recipe from good friend of mine. This stuff is seriously addicting! It makes a big batch! Anytime I have family in town I make it so I don't eat the whole batch myself. It is the perfect Christmas treat! You can eat it all year long substitute the candy cane for , heath bits, Recesses pieces, m&m's etc.. Watch out now! I bet you can't eat just one bite!

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Ingredients

  •   1/2 c
    butter
  •   1/2 c
    margarine
  •   1 1/3 c
    sugar
  •   1/2 c
    corn syrup, light
  •   1 tsp
    vanilla
  •   1
    16 oz bag of mini marshmallows (if you can't find a 16 oz bag just use 1 1/2 bags of the 10.5 oz)
  •   2
    gallons of air popped popcorn (or 3 bags of microwave popcorn,use very light butter)
  •   30
    miniature candy canes, crushed
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How To Make

  • 1
    Melt butter and margarine in a pot. Add the sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Boil for 5 minutes on med heat.
  • 2
    Layer the popcorn, candy canes and marshmallows in a large bowl or pot.
  • 3
    Pour the sauce over and mix well with a large spoon. It can be hard to stir this sticky goodness but it is worth it! You can add more popcorn till it is the consistency you want.
  • 4
    When you are done mixing, pour it onto wax paper and spread it out to cool. You can store it in gallon Ziploc bags.
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