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!)

6 comments:

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! ;)