Popcorn Cake

    15 mins

    A fun 'cake' for children!

    68 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 185g cooked popcorn
    • 500g Smarties
    • 155g (1cup) shelled unsalted peanuts
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 125g butter
    • 500g marshmallows

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Mix popcorn, Smarties and peanuts in large bowl.
    2. Heat oil, butter and marshmallows in a saucepan until melted. Pour over popcorn and blend together with a wooden spoon or hands.
    3. Grease a tube cake pan well. Press mixture lightly into the pan and refrigerate until mixture becomes firm.
    4. To remove the cake, put pan in warm water, then turn upside-down onto a suitable plate, shake gently to release the cake.

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    This is a great treat. We call it "monkey food". I made a half batch. This time instead of a caked which would have to be pulled apart or cut, I made these into balls. The half batch made 10 good sized balls. Before forming the balls I sprayed my hands with butter flavored cooking spray. I place each ball on it's own square of waxed paper and after it's cooled I wrap it up and tape it shut. It's easy to transport and I use the wax paper to hold on so my hands don't get sticky. I used more m&m's than the recipe called for. Instead of popping corn, I used a bag of microwave popcorn, which worked well. One regular sized bag would make a half batch, two would make a whole batch. The 94% fat free healthy pop or the Crispy and White kind work great because they are not greasy. If you wanted to dress this up for a bake sale or school treat you could drizzle the cake or balls with melted chocolate or cover in sprinkles for kids. Either would be fabulous!  -  23 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good stuff! Used the red, green and gold m&m's and ommitted the nuts. Very "pretty" and I found that it works best using an angel food pan oppossed to a bundt pan unless the bundt pan is buttered WELL. I also lightly salted the popcorn and maybe next time I will try using cookie decorations/sprinkles instead of the chocolate candy.  -  26 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Neat idea!!!!!! My kids loved it...and so did the adults. Grandma ate the most!!!!!!!!!  -  05 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)