High Heels & Grills: Popcorn Cake

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Popcorn Cake

For weeks now, I've been hearing all kinds of awesome things about my co-worker's infamous Popcorn Cake. Lucky for me, she was kind enough to bring some in to share with us last week! One bite and I was instantly hooked. Seriously though. I was searching for reasons to go to the end of the counter, so I could sneak a piece. It's got that salty-sweet flavor that definitely keeps you coming back for more!


This recipe can actually be made in a variety of ways. You can add nuts like it says or you can leave them out completely. You could use candy corn in it, or another kind of candy depending on the holiday. No matter what you do, it's sure to be a hit! Note: This recipe is very addicting, so beware!

Ingredients:
  • 2 (4.5 oz) bags of Chester's butter flavored puffcorn {I found it at Wal-Mart and I know it's sold at Target as well.}
  • 1 package candy corn {Package size depends on how much or little candy you want. I bought 3 - 11 oz. bags of different flavors and grabbed a handful two out of each bag to make up my one package. You can do it however you like!}
  • 2 cups nuts of your choice {I used macadamias. Mmm-mm good.}
  • 1 package mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) salted butter

Directions:
  1. In a large bowl {or two large bowls}, mix the puffcorn, candy corn, and nuts evenly; set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt marshmallows and butter until no longer lumpy. {Be sure not to overheat it though, or your resulting cake will be hard.}
  3. Pour the marshmallow mixture evenly over the puffcorn mixture and mix quickly. {It will be a sticky mess, but have no fear my friends! Keep pushing on.}
  4. Let sit for ten minutes.

This can easily be formed into balls as well, to give away for a cute Halloween gift. Enjoy!

-Sarah

Linking up here.

13 comments:

  1. OMG this looks amazing!!! I really want to try this out! I think I will have to go to the store this weekend to get ingredients!!
    Would you mind linking this up to my blog party? I think this would be a big hit!
    http://www.battlingthehomefront.com/2012/10/in-kitchen-thursdays-week-4.html

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  2. New follower and oh my goodness does that look delicious! Thanks for making my mouth water :) Haha

    Samantha
    hooahandhiccups.blogspot.com

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  3. This looks divine! Definitely pinning this one!

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  4. Oh my! I just pinned this! I am soo going to have to try this! My little niece is in LOVE with Puffcorn- she has it at all of her birthday parties. With her birthday coming up a just a couple of months I am going to have to tell her mom about this or just go ahead and make it for her! It will be fun to customize for her party theme! Thank you for the recipe!

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  5. My mom used to make a popcorn cake and so this brings back wonderful memories! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. It's so funny that I found this because I was just thinking of trying something like this too! lol Visiting from Whipperberry's Friday Flair party. :) Great blog you have - adding you to my blog roll. :) XOXO

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  7. This looks really yummy! Like Rice Krispies, but saltier, maybe?

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  8. You've done it again: Im back to my shopping list so I can try this:) Looks de-licious!

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  9. Pinning this one! I'd love to have you join my PIN MEme Linky Party because this rocks!

    Diana
    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network
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  10. Oh yummyy!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. YUM I have to try this - stopping by from craft o maniac straight away I went for two of your recipes I have to follow now

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  12. That looks really fun, and yummy, I think it could be a fun gift for Christmas or Easter, too, with the different colored candies, including candy corn that they seem to sell for every holiday! Also, they could be fun made as popcorn balls, too! Thanks for linking at Printabelle!

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  13. Thank you for sharing all your yummy recipes at Cast Party Wednesday. Have a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

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