This party perfect popcorn cake is chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.
This year it dawned on me that I haven’t shared as many of my family’s favorite recipes as I should have by now. You know, those recipes that my grandparents and parents made over and over again for special occasions? The ones we could count on to be at a certain someone’s birthday party or at Christmas dinner or at the back-to-school swim party. I’ve shared quite a few, but I come from a family of great cooks and we have a whole cookbook full of just our family favorite recipes that I’m anxious to share with you.
This peanut popcorn cake is one those recipes. My mom made this cake so many times when we were growing up for birthday parties, school events or just a fun weekend treat.
Have you ever thrown a few peanut M&M’s into your popcorn while snacking on it? Well, if not, it’s a must try. The sweet and salty combo of popcorn and peanut M&M’s is out of this world.
This cake takes my favorite combo over the top with the addition of melted marshmallows and even more salty peanuts for added crunch. Oh my yum!
No baking required and this fun and festive cake can be pulled together in no time…
It’s chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch. It’s one of those cakes that keeps you coming back for more…
If you’re looking for a fun sweet treat to easily make and successfully serve, look no further. Kids and adults all love it!
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 2 (10 ounce) packages miniature marshmallows
- ¾ cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1 (10.8 ounce) bag peanut M&M candies
- Generously spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
- Be careful to remove all unpopped kernels from the popped popcorn. Place the popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl.
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and marshmallows until smooth. Immediately pour over popcorn and gently toss until all popcorn is coated. Stir in the peanuts and peanut M&M's until well distributed throughout the popcorn.
- Press popcorn mixture evenly into prepared bundt pan. Let set for about 10 minutes before running a table knife around the edges and inverting onto a serving plate. Let set for at least another 10 minutes before cutting into slices with a sharp knife.