Try this super easy, “no bake” S’mores Caramel Popcorn treat and take a traditional popcorn to a whole new level with the marshmallow-ey chocolate caramel goodness…. mmm… mmm.. good!
Now that summer is coming to an end and as we fall into autumn, the more excited I get to welcome my favorite season!
There are so many reasons why I love fall – cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters, the gorgeous changing colors, and yummy comfort foods.. just to name a few! Also, Halloween is just around the corner and that makes me love the fall season even more. It really is the best season for cooking, decorating, getting together and spending quality time with family and friends!
Fall also always brings us the famous pumpkin spice flavor and I love it in just about everything – from pumpkin spice lattes to homemade pumpkin pies and breads. Another reason I love fall so much is that as it gets cooler, it’s a fun time to head to the orchards and go apple picking with my family.
As Halloween gets closer, we’ll head to our favorite local pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. We also have a lot of fun making s’mores around our fire pit in the summers and this got me thinking… how can I bring s’mores indoors to enjoy anytime, now that fall is almost here?
So, here goes my yummy rendition of bringing sweet and salty together in a snack using only my microwave. Yes, my friends.. this is a super easy, “no bake” snack that doubles as a sweet treat and so perfect for this cooling fall weather: S’mores Caramel Popcorn!
Friends, this couldn’t be a simpler recipe to make together and enjoy on family movie or game nights! If you’re anything like our family and you love snuggling in thick blankets on cooler weekend nights for a nice movie, then you’ll want to make this S’more Caramel Popcorn treat! Both my kids and husband love this treat so much they’ve requested that I make this again soon. So I’m definitely adding it to my sweet treat rotation!
S’mores Caramel Popcorn
To make, mix together the popped popcorn and the graham cereal and arrange them in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Next, sprinkle the mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips and butterscotch chips on top of the popcorn and cereal mixture.
In two separate microwave-safe bowls, place the melting chocolate and the caramel chips. Microwave each at 15-20 second intervals, mixing in between until the chocolate and caramel are completely melted.
Using a spoon or the tines of a fork, drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the treat mixture first, then followed by the caramel mixture.
Place the baking sheet into the fridge to chill for a minimum of 2 hours.
Break the mixture into pieces to serve and enjoy!
If you’re looking to bond with your family in the kitchen, this is a great recipe to do that. My kids were so excited when I made this over the weekend and they jumped in right away to help melt the chocolate and caramel chips and drizzle them over the top of the s’mores mixture. This yummy sweet treat is so easy to make everyone can have a hand in.. literally! And now that school is back in session, these can be great as an after school snack too! That is, if it makes it until then because believe me, this stuff is so addictive and in our house, they get devoured very quickly!
So bring on the pumpkin spice and everything nice including my delectable S’mores Caramel Popcorn recipe. Doesn’t it sound so good? Give this recipe a try and come back to this post and let me know what you think in the comments. Now, don’t say I didn’t warn you! 🙂Print
This super easy, “no bake” S’mores Caramel Popcorn sweet treat is perfect for a family movie night or as a snack anytime of the day!
- 4 ½ cups popped popcorn
- 1 ½ cup Graham cereal
- 1 ¼ cup mini marshmallows
- ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
- ¼ cup butterscotch chips
- ¾ cup melting chocolate
- ½ cup melting caramel chips
- Place the popped popcorn and the graham cereal mixed together in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips and butterscotch chips on top of the popcorn and cereal mixture.
- Place the melting chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and microwave at 15-20 second intervals, mixing in between until the chocolate is completely melted.
- Use a spoon or the tines of a fork to drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the treat mixture on the baking sheet.
- Place the caramel chips into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15-20 second intervals until completely melted.
- Use a spoon or the tines of a fork to drizzle the caramel over the top of the treat mixture.
- Place the baking sheet into the fridge to chill for a minimum of 2 hours.
- Break the mixture into pieces and serve.