OK, so here is the recipe! Pop 1/2 cup plain popcorn. It makes 12 cups popped. You may use microwave popcorn, but use plain, not buttered.
Break up pretzels into pieces until you have 4 cups.
Mix them together in a large bowl. Now here is where Martha's recipe failed me. It may have been my marshmallows. I had them on hand and they weren't exactly "new" and it calls for mini marshmallows, and I only had large, so I cut them into small pieces.
Well, they didn't melt, and to be honest, my sugar never turned amber anyway. I am not sure if name brand marshmallows would have helped, but we'll never know! It must have worked in Martha's test kitchen....just not in mine.
HERE is the real stuff! To make this caramel I followed this recipe. I knew it worked because I made the caramel popcorn recipe last year for our fall party and it was great! It could not be simpler!
It will look light and foamy when you add the last ingredients, but it works! That way it is chewy, not hard crack caramel...we don't want any broken teeth! =)