Coming up with these recipes each week can be a challenge, but it’s still a lot of fun! I usually try to figure out if I’m going salty or sweet and I base that on what I have in the house. It gives me a chance to work with what I’ve got and if I have to purchase ingredients, I don’t have to get much. That also works for you guys, the popcorn makers. I don’t want you to have to go to the store and get 15 ingredients just to make a bowl of popcorn. The chances of you actually making it will drop drastically, and the whole goal here is to have you guys make these recipes, enjoy them, and return again and again.
That being said, I think today’s recipe is one you’ll return to again and again. Or, like me, return to the bowl again and again. I keep saying, “Just another bite.” and that may or may not have been several handfuls ago. I’ll eat extra spinach or something later to balance it all out, but right now I’m all about the gooey, browned butter draped popcorn. This one is best made right before serving and eaten while it’s still warm.
Brown Butter Marshmallow Popcorn
9 cups Popcorn, picked through for unpopped kernels
5 Tablespoons Butter
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
2 cups miniature Marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
1/4 teaspoon Fine Salt
1/3 cup Sprinkles (optional, but not really. Sprinkles are FUN!)
Kosher or other large grain Salt, such as Pink Himalayan
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
Place butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium. The butter will get foamy. Once the foam begins to subside, look for the solids on the bottom to become golden brown and the butter will smell nutty.
Add the brown sugar and maple syrup to the pot, stirring to combine. Cook until the sugar is melted and combined with the butter, about 2 minutes. Add marshmallows and stir using a heatproof spatula until they are melted and smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Off the heat, add the vanilla and fine salt and stir. Drizzle over the popcorn on the lined tray and top with the sprinkles. Sprinkle over the kosher salt to taste, about 1/2 teaspoon. The little bursts of salt with the sweet marshmallow drizzle and crunchy sprinkles are perfect for each other.
41 thoughts on “Brown Butter Marshmallow Popcorn”
Sounds like popcorn perfection to me! Yum 🙂
Yes! It was really tasty. I’m not usually a huge fan of marshmallows, but it works well here.
This is a tread for kids.. I prefer savoury version
I’m sure kids would love it.
You can find some excellent savory options on her previous posts. Then you can have sweet treats for the kids and savory for you.
Well you’ve changed my mind. The four year old and I will be making this “marshmallow” treat!
Can hardle wait, she LOVES popcorn AND marshmallows.
Oh, I hope you both like it! It was a big hit in our house! Thanks for commenting!
I’d like to try them!!!
Yes, please do! Enjoy!
yumm another wonderful recipe for popcorn! I love it!
Thanks, Lynn! This one went fast in our house!
I am sure
This sounds delicious!!!!
Thank you, Chris!
This popcorn sounds incredible! Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks and I think this needs to be a new go to recipe!
Hi, Aimee! That makes me so happy to hear. I love that it will be a go to recipe in your house. Cheers!
Omg these look so good! I love brown butter! I keep some in my fridge at all times.
Thanks, Matt! I like the way you think…I should probably start keeping brown butter in my fridge at all times too!
I love this!! I can see myself not being able to stop eating this! 🙂 Especially with brown butter!
Thanks, Dini! I have to admit, I almost finished the entire bowl by myself! I had to hurry up and put some aside for the kiddos later! Hope you enjoy it and thanks for commenting! 🙂
Forget movie theatre popcorn, I would smuggle this in to any theatre … it looks so delicious. I know my kiddos would go crazy for this.
Thanks, Ali! I’m with you…I’d rather smuggle this in too! I hope you guys like it.
That looks like a fun and tasty bowl of popcorn, perfect for movie nights. 🙂
Hi, Linda! It is very tasty and I think it would be the perfect snack for any movie night. Thanks for commenting!
I’d never thought of browning the butter for popcorn – but that slightly nutty taste would work well!
Hi Anne! It really does compliment the popcorn well. Maybe a little TOO well, judging from the amount of popcorn I consumed. 🙂
Um, this is an AMAZING idea! I LOVE brown butter. And my husband is marshmallow crazy. Will be trying for sure. Everything’s better with brown butter, right? 😉
Thank you! I agree, everything really can benefit from brown butter. Hope you and your family enjoy this recipe!
Kathrina I want a bowl!!! This is one of those snacks that you start eating and before you know it, you have cleaned out the bowl. TOTALLY ADDICTIVE!!!
YES! It was gone before we knew it. We all just kept going back for “one more bite” until there were NO bites left. 🙂
Sounds like a great treat for a cold winter day! Love the sprinkles =)
Thanks, Julia! I think the sprinkles were just the right touch. Sprinkles are fun!
Oh my word. Even just the title of this recipe had me drooling! Looks amazing!
Thanks, Becca! It was delicious and it was gone within the hour. 🙂
Thinking this would make for a fun holiday food gift! I might just have to try it this weekend, too! Love some brown butter popcorn!
Hi, Jessica! I think this would be a great gift! Food gifts during the holidays are my favorite.
Wow, this looks and sounds amazing! I can imagine that nutty brown butter and sweet marshmallow together. YUM! These are perfect sweet treats for a dinner party or all for myself. 😉
Thanks, Lokness! I think they’d make great treats, but if they happened to disappear before, I’d completely understand! 😉
What a fun take on popcorn! And I love the sprinkles.
Thank you! I love an excuse to use sprinkles!