I know your eyes must be poppin’ out of your head with excitement as you admire this delicious fun-ness!
A Popcorn Cake!
Here, my Happy Home friends, lies the answer to your What should I do with my Happy Buddies this summer? question.
What you need to make a Popcorn Cake…3 bags of microwave popcorn (popped and seeded) *I actually ended up only being able to use about 2 1/4 bags
1 stick of butter
1 (16 oz) bag large marshmallows
1 lb bag of M&M’s
1 1/2 cups unsalted peanuts, optional
Bundt Cake pan (heavily greased or sprayed)
How to Make a Popcorn Cake…Step 1. Melt butter and marshmallows in the microwave for 1 minute.
Stir and then return to microwave for another 1 1/2 minutes.Step 2. Combine marshmallow mixture, popcorn, M&M’s (save a handful for Step 3!) and peanuts all together.
*Dear Happy Home Friends, please note that a bowl the size of Jupiter would be the most helpful during this step so that marshmallow/popcorn goo does not get all over your counter.
Step 3. Sprinkle some extra M&M’s on the bottom of a super well-greased Bundt pan.Step 4. Pour the popcorn mixture over the M&M’s and press it in tight! Let it sit for 1-2 hours or overnight.
Step 5. Remove from the pan and let the fun begin!
A Popcorn Cake can be cut and served with a good knife or just be crazy and let everyone dig in with their bare hands. I hope that the Popcorn Cake becomes a ‘POP’ular treat in your Happy Home!
Happy Popcorn Cake-ing!
P.S. National Popcorn Day happens to be January 19th, so file this recipe away and celebrate it right!