Make Ahead

Hurricane Popcorn Marshmallow Treats

October 11, 2022
2 Ratings
Photo by Joy Huang | The Cooking of Joy
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • makes 24 pieces
Author Notes

If you're not familiar with hurricane popcorn, it's a Hawaiian snack that combines kettle corn, furikake, and mochi crunch (aka Japanese rice crackers or arare). It's one of those sweet and salty snacks that quickly becomes addictive because you just need that next bite to balance out the sweetness or saltiness from the last bite (kind of like Chicago mix popcorn).

These treats amp up the sweetness and crunch factor by adding marshmallows and Rice Krispies but still remain irresistible. I add a little soy sauce (another common ingredient in hurricane popcorn) for saltiness but if that is a little too weird for you, you can just substitute with salt to taste. Also, I only used 3 tablespoons of furikake so it's not too overpowering, but you can add more if really like that flavor. —Joy Huang | The Cooking of Joy

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (or substitute with salt, to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons furikake, divided
  • 10 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups puffed rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
  • 1 cup assorted Japanese rice crackers
  1. Line a 9"x13" baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Once fully melted, turn the heat to low and add the soy sauce (or salt) and 2 tablespoons of the furikake and stir until combined. Add the marshmallows and stir occasionally until fully melted.
  3. Add the cereal and rice crackers and mix until combined. Pour the mixture into the lined baking pan and press down with oiled hands (I like to save the butter wrapper to do this with) into an even layer. Top with the remaining tablespoon of furikake.
  4. Let cool, then remove from the pan using the parchment paper and slice into 24 pieces. Enjoy!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

1 Review

Quinn Y. October 26, 2022
Tastes great with the salty sweet combo, but I would double the recipe. The current recipe makes only a thin layer.