In need of a quick and easy Christmas dessert? Looking for popcorn lover gifts? Or maybe you just need an easy no bake Christmas treat to take to your neighbors. Well, we've got you covered. This Christmas Popcorn Recipe is so quick and easy! It's festive and delicious too! It can also be formed into popcorn balls, if desired. It's a simple sauce that is gooey and delicious, drizzled over DOTS, cashews and mini marshmallows. The mini marshmallows melt just a tiny bit for the perfect texture. The biggest drawback of this popcorn is I can't stop reaching for more!
How to Make this Christmas Popcorn Recipe
Start by putting your unflavored popped popcorn in a bowl. I don't have a large enough bowl to fit 6 quarts and have room to mix, so I use 2 bowls. I use an air popper and use about ¾cup popcorn kernels. Measure out the DOTS, cashews and marshmallows on top of the popcorn, but don't mix in.
On a stovetop over medium heat add the butter, sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, then stirring constantly boil 2 minutes, no longer. Immediately drizzle over the popcorn and toppings and mix to combine. Some of the marshmallows will melt completely, and some won't melt at all, but both ways just add to the wonderful texture of this popcorn.
Spread onto waxed paper, parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Allow to cool a few minutes, then form into balls if desired. Take it to your neighbors, a work party or a get together with family or friends! It's always a hit and you can expect to come home empty handed!
Tips and Tricks
Try out some other add-ins! I've always wanted to add Red Hots. My mother in law likes to add sunflower seeds and they are delicious!
This stores great! Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
The amounts for the sauce give it a nice, yet somewhat light overall coating, for extra gooey use 12 Tablespoons butter, 1 ¼ cups sugar and 1 ¼ cups corn syrup. For extra extra gooey 14 Tablespoons butter, 1 ½ cups sugar and 1 ½ cups corn syrup. Directions are the same.