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Funfetti Marshmallow Popcorn Treats

Swap the cereal for kernels with this family favorite recipe for sweet and chewy Funfetti Marshmallow Popcorn Treats.

Squares of Funfetti Popcorn Treats made with marshmallows

Squares of Funfetti Popcorn Treats made with marshmallows

Step aside, Rice Krispies. Your role in classic marshmallow treats has been reassigned to an equally as puffy alternative, popcorn. Toss in some rainbow sprinkles for extra pizzazz and you have the latest, stickiest sweet to steal the dessert spotlight: Funfetti Marshmallow Popcorn Treats.

Baking sheet with popcorn next to a small bowl with sprinkles and a large bowl with marshmallows Baking sheet with popcorn next to a small bowl with sprinkles and a large bowl with marshmallows

Much like the traditional version, marshmallow popcorn treats are as quick and easy to make as they are to eat. You’ll only need five ingredients and 25 minutes to brighten up birthdays (just add candles!) and special occasions with funfetti at its finest.

Large stock pot with spatula stirring marshmallow treatsLarge stock pot with spatula stirring marshmallow treats

Best of all, the addition of lightly salted popcorn ushers this snack onto the list of top-ranking sweet and salty desserts, almost edging out the reigning champion.

Closeup view of marshmallow popcorn snack with sprinklesCloseup view of marshmallow popcorn snack with sprinkles

The real decision to make here is the type of spinkles. Will you go for more dainty nonpareils? The more classic jimmies? The big, bold and crunchy beauties I’ve used above?

The options are endless and the choice is yours and yours alone!

Top down view of easy funfetti popcorn treats

Top down view of easy funfetti popcorn treats

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Funfetti Marshmallow Popcorn Treats

  • 10
    cups
    plain popcorn (See Kelly’s Notes)
  • 2
    Tablespoons
    unsalted butter
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    (10-oz.) bag marshmallows
  • 1/2
    cup
    rainbow sprinkles, divided

Grease a 13×9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

Add the butter to a large stock pot set over medium low heat. Once the butter has melted, stir in the vanilla extract (it will spatter), then add the marshmallows and cook, stirring, until smooth, about 5 minutes. Stir in the popcorn and 1/4 cup of sprinkles until the popcorn is well coated, then immediately pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish pressing it firmly into an even layer. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of sprinkles on top.

Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes then slice it into squares or bars and serve.

Kelly’s Note:

You can use microwave popcorn (plain or lightly salted, but not buttered), or pop your own. You’ll need about 1/2 cup kernels to yield 10 cups popcorn. Lightly salted works best in terms of flavor.

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Nutrition Facts

Funfetti Marshmallow Popcorn Treats

Amount Per Serving

Calories 128
Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 7mg2%

Sodium 2mg0%

Potassium 45mg1%

Carbohydrates 21g7%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 9g10%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 115IU2%

Iron 0.4mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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