Pot of Gold Rainbow Crunch – Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

It’s almost St. Patty’s day! I want you to have something easy to make with and for your kids so here is my recipe for Pot Of Gold Rainbow Crunch. When trying to come up with a fun snack for the boys and I called my friend Mary, who is a great preschool teacher! I wanted to do something like a popcorn and M&M mix and she said how about something golden. So I went on a search and discovered something called marshmallow caramel.  I went through several recipes and how to’s and compared them with how to make regular caramel and this is my version.

 Marshmallow Caramel with Sea Salt Popcorn and M&M's the Perfect St Patty's Treat! 
Ingredients:    Print Friendly and PDF

1 stick or 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
3 tablespoons Light Karo Syrup
1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
2 1/4 cups small Kraft Marshmallows
1 package Sea Salt Popcorn from Pop Secret
1/4-1/2 cup Regular M&M’s candies.

First pop your popcorn, make sure to get any un-popped kernels out and then try to not eat it because this sea salt popcorn is just that good!

Put butter, brown sugar, light Karo syrup, and Vanilla in a microwavable bowl. Put in the microwave for 1 minute. (the butter may not be all melted but that is OK)

How to make marshmallow caramel

Stir and put in marshmallows. Microwave for 1.5 minutes and stir. Microwave for 1 minute more. Take this out and stir, if all of the marshmallows are not melted yet trust me keep stirring and they will quickly. Here is what it should look like, pretty and glossy, go ahead dip your finger in there an take a taste, just be careful not to burn it!

Marshmallow Caramel so good on popcorn!
Toss in your popcorn in the sweet golden marshmallow caramel and stir it up really good, there is a lot of caramel so if you like your’s on the less caramel side use 2 bags of popcorn. Then toss in your M&M’s any color for any holiday will do. But buyer beware, when I went to get a bag for this I grabbed a brown bag off the shelf, went home and found this! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa not quite the rainbow I was looking for.
Luckily this is Matthew’s favorite candy so we had some extra laying around of the normal ones! So I have to tell you this is like crack! It was lunch time when I made this, guess who had an unhealthy lunch today! Maybe I’ll save some for the kids…..maybe not. So here is the sweet and salty Pot of Gold at the end of the Rainbow!
Pot of gold rainbow crunch M&M's, Popcorn, and Marshmallow Caramel
Do you or your kids know the story of St. Patrick? If you want to explain it to them, you can not you can check out my post from last year History of St. Patricks Day for Kids.

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Kelley Wilson

I love to cook, drink wine and craft. I live in Georgia with my husband and 2 sons. My goal this year is to become a better photographer and spend more time with my boys,

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