We love our snacks, especially this Marshmallow Popcorn, we can’t stop eating it! Butter, brown sugar and marshmallows melted into perfection and tossed with hot, salty popcorn. Need I say more?

The hubs made us watch Star Wars the other night when it was on tv. I mean, it’s good, but I don’t have the desire to watch 4 hours of aliens. Once is good enough for me. I made his favorite popcorn with brown sugar and marshmallows and actually I couldn’t stop eating it either!! This is my friend, Stephanie’s recipe and we weren’t huge popcorn people til we had this. It’s that good! Oh, popcorn, you really sucked us in.


a photo of a small white ceramic bowl filled to overflowing with sticky marshmallow popcorn with another bowl full in the background.

So pretty much you must try this marshmallow popcorn! In fact, you don’t even have to stick to plain marshmallows, marshmallow popcorn is awesome with all sorts of flavors. We made one with pumpkin spice marshmallows that is perfect for the holidays and the kids think it’s fun that it turns out a little orange.

Ingredients Needed for Marshmallow Popcorn

A snack recipe that you only need 4 ingredients for is right up my alley! Here is your ingredient list:

  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butter
  • Low Fat Popcorn
The measurements for each can be found in the recipe card at the end of the post.
a photo of a small white bowl overflowing with gooey marshmallow popcorn.

How to Make Marshmallow Popcorn

My kids love this sticky popcorn snack, and it’s seriously the easiest thing to make. It’s just a few simple steps:

  • Pop the popcorn according to the package instructions.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and melt in 30 second increments. Continue until everything melts and comes together smoothly.
  • Pour over the popcorn and stir gently to combine.
These instructions can also be found in the recipe card below.

How Much Popcorn Do You Need?

One bag of microwave popcorn has about 5 tablespoons of popcorn kernels which makes 10 – 11 cups of popped popcorn. So you can pop your own popcorn using 5 tablespoons of kernels or buy pre-popped popcorn and use 10 – 11 cups.


a photo of someone pulling a handful of marshmallow popcorn from a small bowl. The marshmallow is sticky and gooey.

Is Popcorn Gluten Free?

Corn is a whole grain food.

All varieties, including pop corn are gluten free.

Are Marshmallows Gluten Free?

Marshmallows are made from water, sugar and gelatin.

Marshmallows are completely gluten free.


a photo of gooey marshmallow popcorn spilling out of a small white bowl with large marshmallows sprinkled all around and another bowl full in the background.

Can You Pop Dried Sweet Corn?

Sweet corn is not the same as the corn you pop.

Pop corn is a specific type of corn that, due to moisture within the kernel, will pop when heated.

Sweet corn will not pop, even when dried.

How Long Does Marshmallow Popcorn Keep?

We have never once had leftovers, but if you store it in an airtight container at room temperature, it will keep for 2-3 days. The popcorn will definitely lose its crunch the longer it sits.


a photo of someone pulling a handful of marshmallow popcorn from a small bowl. The marshmallow is sticky and gooey.It’s sweet, salty, crunchy, sticky and the best snack for snuggling up with the fam on a Friday night to watch a movie. Marshmallow popcorn is a snack your family will love!

More Popcorn Snacks You’ll Love:

Marshmallow Popcorn

4.09 from 49 votes
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes


  • 2 1/2 Cups Mini Marshmallows or 16 big ones
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Bag Low Fat Popcorn


  • Pop popcorn and place in a bowl.
  • Combine the other ingredients and melt in the microwave. Make sure to stir every 20-30 seconds so everything melts and combines smoothly.
  • Pour over popcorn and gain 5 lbs. Oh, I mean enjoy!


Serving: 1CupCalories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 92mgFiber: 2gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 263IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 500+ Best Dessert Recipes

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