Friday, December 11, 2009

Popcorn Cake

I've made popcorn balls, and rice krispy treats but I've never made this: Popcorn cake. It's a bit like the two treats rolled into one and cute as can be.

If you're looking for something to tuck into a Christmas box, or take to a party give this a whirl. I made several, keeping one for us to nibble on during all the Christmas movies.

Popcorn Cake

20 cups popped popcorn (I used two bags of microwave butter version - kettle corn might be fun to use too)
1/2 cup butter or margarine
10 oz. pkg marshmallows - mini or regular
1 cup candy coated chocolate mini baking bits (I used reeces pieces)
1/2 cup peanuts

Place popped corn in large bowl. Melt butter and marshmallows in the top of a double boiler. (I used a microwave). Pour melted mixture over popcorn. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press into a buttered angel food or bundt pan. Cool completely. Invert cake onto a serving plate and remove pan. Makes 12 to 16 servings (or two, depending on who's eating it!)


Dan and Janae said...

YUMMMMMMMYYYY!!! We might need to make that when you come to see us next week!

Gretchen said...

That should probably be illegal. :)

Karen said...

I am making this tonight! I just happen to have a bag of Reese's Pieces in the chocolate drawer. Another yummy treat -- add some Reese's Pieces to pancakes right before you flip them. I eat them without syrup..... first had these at a Four Seasons -- if you can believe that! Have a great day!

Sarah said...

I feel a little bit nervous about that.

But I bet the kids wouldn't! Don't let Janae get to it first!!

Dan and Janae said...

haha-- what does that mean sarah??

Sarah said...

Nothing, I promise! ;)