This Peanut Popcorn Cake is chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.

Peanut Popcorn Cake - a party perfect cake that's 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.

Peanut Popcorn Cake - a party perfect cake that's chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.

Peanut Popcorn Cake - a party perfect cake that's chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.

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!

Peanut Popcorn Cake - a party perfect cake that's chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.

No baking required and this fun and festive cake can be pulled together in no time…

Peanut Popcorn Cake - a party perfect cake that's chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.

Peanut Popcorn Cake - a party perfect cake that's chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.

Peanut Popcorn Cake - a party perfect cake that's chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.

It’s chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch. It’s one of those cakes that keeps you coming back for more…

Peanut Popcorn Cake - a party perfect cake that's chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.

If you’re looking for a fun sweet treat to easily make and successfully serve, look no further. Kids and adults all love it!

Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Peanut Popcorn Cake

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

This Peanut Popcorn Cake is chewy, gooey and full of sweet and salty crunch.


Ingredients

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  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 (10.8 ounce) bag peanut M&M candies

Instructions

  1. Generously spray a bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Be careful to remove all unpopped kernels from the popped popcorn. Place the popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Notes

Best served within 2 days of making. Recipe could also be made into popcorn balls or bars. You can make it even more festive by coordinating the colors of the M&M’s with the theme of your party or holiday.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. This is so cute! Marshmallow popcorn was a staple in my house growing up! Can’t go wrong with marshmallow and peanut M&Ms! 🙂

  2. We added a cup of chopped pretzels and some cashews. Also, seemed too gooey so we added another 4 cups popcorn. The real test is t)3 football game tomorrow night.

  3. Love this. Used to make it for my kids often. One quick hint is to freeze the M&M’s before stirring in so they do not melt!

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