Monday, February 27, 2012 at first bite!

such a yummy treat that I have been making up 
since Jade was just a wee babe.
It was one of my boss's recipes that she would make up and  give to us as a treat for the holidays.
I love that it uses ingredients that I always have on hand 
AND I love how quickly it comes together.

There have been many a time when we have had unexpected company stop by
OR, when it's 6:00 and you realize your hubby doesn't have a treat to take for his boys to Scouts that night, or kids remind you last minute that they need to bring a treat to school or a party...
This treat is what I always throw together for times like this  
because you can make it in a matter of MINUTES!

 I love the THRIFT of popcorn...
such a tasty snack and treat  
it only costs 23 cents per 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
to pop up a batch of popcorn.

1/2 cup of popcorn will fill a LARGE metal bowl.

Turn your popcorn into Carmello 
and here is the break down in price:
75 cents for butter
27 cents for brown sugar
33 cents for marshmallows
$1.58 is the cost to make up a batch 
of CARMELLO for your family today!

(click here for RANCH popcorn recipe)

Gotta love making homemade treats that are 
QUICK and easy to make 
and use food storage ingredients! 

1/2 cup popcorn kernels popped in air popper
(put into large metal bowl)

(Caramel Coating)
3/4 cup REAL butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 cups of marshmallows

Put the butter and brown sugar in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 2 minutes.  
Add the marshmallows and cook for another minute, (or until marshmallows are melted).  
Stir again and pour over popcorn and stir well with a metal spoon until all popcorn is coated.  
(after it has cooled I remove the popcorn and "break it apart" and put it back into the bowl so there are nice pieces for people to  grab and eat).   

Enjoy a quick & easy
frugal & yummy 
treat today!


Connie said...

It looks so yummy! I'm sure it WOULD be love at first bite! I need to get an air popper! I had one when we were first married but not sure what happened to it!
I can't wait to see you again!

Heather said...

Okay, I so love fresh air popped popcorn! That is how I do too! I am not a big fan of microwave. I am so going to try this!

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

My waist!!!!
How in the world to you make this stuff and stay so stinking skinny????

I'll be making it soon!

Small House said...

Now this I HAVE to stay away from. Okay, let's be real. I know darn well I'll be making it this Sunday.

Ann Marie said...

I love this stuff!!
I have never heard it called carmello.. but it's a great name!

We take it camping. It stores well in Zip loc bags.

Now I want some.

Lisa Smyth said...

I think that those Carmello is really delicious. I know that I would love to have more of Carmello at first bite. I think that I would make use of that recipe and procedure on making my own Carmello at home.

Doran & Jody said...


Alene said...

Oh YUMMY!!!! Delicious... One tip though...
Pick up a brown grocery bag at the store next time and put the popcorn in that and add the carmelllo mixture. Roll down the top of the bag and shake, shake, shake!
It helps to coat all the popcorn evenly!

c said...

This looks amazing. I found your blog via MMM. You have some great recipes and it looks like you have a very happy family.