Add a s’mores upgrade to your popcorn with this simple, customizable recipe for s’mores popcorn.
Recipe Card: S’mores Popcorn
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1½ cups lightly crushed graham cracker pieces
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a large cast-iron Dutch oven, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
- Add kernels, cover, and shake until kernels begin to pop. Shake until popping slows to one pop every 5 seconds, 4 to 5 minutes. Set popcorn aside.
- Preheat oven to broil.
- In a large bowl, stir together popped popcorn, melted butter, and salt until coated.
- Add crushed graham crackers and marshmallows, stirring to combine.
- Spread in an even layer on a large-rimmed baking sheet.
- Broil until marshmallows are toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl or mug, heat chocolate on medium in 15-second intervals, stirring between each, until melted. Drizzle melted chocolate onto popcorn mixture.
- Serve immediately, or let cool until chocolate hardens, 15 to 20 minutes.
Don’t try to multitask while broiling the popcorn mixture. Pay close attention, and be ready to remove after the first sign of toasting.
If you don’t feel like popping your own popcorn, then you can measure out 12 cups of Jiffy-, microwave-, or pre-popped popcorn.
The results of this recipe are easy to imagine: buttery popcorn with toasted marshmallows, graham cracker bits, and drizzled chocolate. And it’s easy to make. Sign me up!
As-is, the recipe yields buttery popcorn with delicious clusters of chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow. Those chocolately, marshmallowy clusters are where it’s at.
Overall, I wanted s’more of the s’mores elements. (My name is S’more Scout after all.) In a future redo, I will be doubling the chocolate and marshmallow. In my expert opinion, this improvement will make the recipe approximately 5,223x better.
Also next time, I will not try to start melting the chocolate while broiling the popcorn mix. Because I wasn’t paying enough attention to the broiling, the marshmallows ended up a bit too toasted, and some of the graham cracker bits were burnt into a "burned matchsticks" appearance. It wasn’t a good look.
If you have an extra half hour, I suggest giving this one a try and throwing in your own modifications. Just don’t burn it like I did.
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