Saturday, August 1, 2015

Popcorn Cake | Recipe



I was a little skeptical when I heard of a popcorn cake.  I was automatically thinking of a cake mix with popcorn in it, maybe a butter frosting.  Not a pretty picture.  But all it basically is is a popcorn ball with candy and pretzels in cake form.  It was really simple and easy to make.  Also a very cost efficient dessert or snack.

Ingredients:

- popcorn (I popped my popcorn on our stove in a little bit of oil.  You can use microwave popcorn but I am unsure of flavor and consistency.)
- 10 oz bag of marshmallows
- mix-ins of your choice (Resse's pieces, pretzels, and white chocolate chips)
- 1/3c oil for melting marshmallows but you will also need very little to coat the bottom of your pan if you are doing it yourself
- 1/2 (one stick) butter



01.  Spray bundt pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.
02.  Pop your popcorn.  Remove any unpopped or partially popped kernels. You know the hard stuff.
03.  Place your popcorn in a big pan or bowl.  Add your mix-ins.  (I broke my pretzel sticks into thirds)
04.  Melt butter, oil, and marshmallows in a pan on low.  Stir occasionally.
05.  Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix-ins.  Mix with spoon or hands. (I sprayed my hands with cooking spray beforehand.)
06.  Press your popcorn cake into the bundt pan.  Make sure to press it down so it will form the cake but not too hard - you want to make sure you can remove the cake.
07.  Let the cake cool then invert onto a serving dish.  



I am in love with this recipe.  My whole family loves it, its easy to make, and reminds me of making popcorn balls with my grandmother.  You can substitute any mix-ins you want.

Enjoy!

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