I’m always looking for sweet treats to have around our house. Rather than creating another chocolate treat, I decided to switch it up a bit. This recipe looked easy enough and the picture reminded me of my Grandma Hageman’s popcorn balls of my youth.
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup butter
12 cups popcorn
Pop one bag of microwave popcorn (depending on the brand this will yield 10.5-12 cups). Melt brown sugar and butter in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir and add marshmallows. Microwave for another 1-2 minutes until all melted together when stirred.
Pour over popcorn. Let set for a few minutes and enjoy.
I burned the first bag of popcorn and ended up throwing that away. The 2nd bag came out better but after we tried our sweet treat, we realized that there were a lot of old maids or unpopped kernels in the popcorn which is slightly annoying. The flavor is great and it’s chewy, sweet goodness if you don’t mind spitting out a few kernels here and there. Took about 5 minutes to make and cost me nothing as we had all ingredients in the cupboard.