Popcorn Cake Recipe
Is there a cake more fun than a popcorn cake? Not that I’m aware of! Popcorn cake is buttery, marshmallow-y and is studded with M&Ms or your choice of candy.
When I was young and of trick-or-treating age, there was one house in particular that was a must-stop. The lady that lived there always gave out homemade popcorn balls.
It must have taken her hours to prepare for the influx of kids – and even parents – that came to get one of her famous treats.
To this day, I always associate popcorn balls (and to a lesser extent, popcorn cake) with Halloween.
So I have decided to post this fun and festive popcorn cake just in time for the Halloween weekend.
Customize This Popcorn Cake For Any Holiday
This cake can be customized for any holiday. Just use holiday-colored M&Ms, gum drops or other candies.
If you’re more keen on making popcorn balls, by all means, please do. This recipe works either way.
Just remember to let the mixture cool a bit before shaping into balls – and butter your hands to avoid a sticky mess.
The Cost: Popcorn Cake
This fun and delicious recipe is also budget-friendly. Popcorn is one of the cheapest foods out there. For just a few cents, you end up with a big bowl of popcorn enough to share with your whole family. This recipe is fun and festive, yet affordable. And it makes popcorn into something really special. (As if I needed another reason to make popcorn. I make it all the time!)
I made stovetop popcorn for this recipe. A huge batch cost just 23 cents. You can also use microwave popcorn for this recipe.
- Popcorn = $.23
- Marshmallows = $1.49
- Oil = $.19
- Butter = $.75
- Candy pieces = $.79
Total cost of recipe = $3.45
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- 12 cups popped popcorn
- 1 lb. bag of marshmallows
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup M&Ms or other candy
- Spray an angel food or bundt cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- Pop popcorn and place into a large mixing bowl with candy (and peanuts, if desired).Let the popcorn cool to room temperature.
- Heat the oil, butter, and marshmallows in a saucepan over low heat until melted. Let the mixture cool slightly - about 2 or 3 minutes - before pouring over the popcorn mixture.
- Press popcorn mixture into the angel food or bundt pan. Allow to sit for awhile until cool. Invert pan onto a plate and remove from pan.