Popcorn Cake Recipe

For the 5th day of the 6 Days of Spring, I was inspired by my friend, Christine Wilson to become a “foodie” for the day and whip up something scrumptious in my kitchen for a spring time treat to take to work.  Christine is my co-worker and she loves to bake.  She is always bringing in delicious food to work to share with her co-worker’s.    Her love of baking has qualified her as one of the 100 finalists in the Pillsbury Bake-Off which is going to be held on April 11-13 in Orlando, Florida.  Christine has brought her Golden Breakfast Bruschetta to work a few times for everyone to try.

Here is what I am taking to work tomorrow, not as healthy as Christine’s recipe, but so gooood!

Popcorn Cake Recipe

I used to make Popcorn Cake on a weekly basis when my daughters were growing up. It is great to take to bake sales as it looks so unique and colorful amongest all the brownies on the table.  They are fun to eat after practice, parties, and are so easy to make.  They are sort of  like Rice Krispie treats, but with a twist.  If you make them into lolli-“pops”  they will look very festive in Easter baskets.  Enjoy.

Popcorn Cake Recipe

The Ingredients


Melt the marshmallows, margarine, and oil in a pot.


Let boil for 2 minutes


Mix popped corn, peanuts, and M&M’s together in a large bowl.

Popcorn-Cake-mixed-wth-M&Ms recipe

When marshmallow mixture is melted, pour over pop corn mixture.


and mix well.


 Rub vegetable oil over your hands, then shape the mixture into balls. If you don’t do this the mixture will stick to your hands and you won’t be able to mold into balls.   I made mine a bit smaller than a tennis ball.  Place on foil, wax or parchment paper.


Place each ball in a cupcake liner


or you can flatten the ball with your hand and place a Popsicle stick in the bottom to make lolli”pop” cakes.

Popcorn-Cake-Lollipop recipe

These colors look scrumptious – I feel like diving head first right into this bowl!


Popcorn Cake

Mix together in a large bowl:

  1 gallon popped corn

1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
1 1/2 cups pastel M&M’s

Melt together and boil for 2 minutes:

1 stick margarine or butter
1/2 cup cooking oil
16 oz mini marshmallows

Pour over above mixture and mix well.


– Shape into balls and place in cupcake liners

-Shape into lollipops

-Press into pan and cut to as you would cut a brownie.





  1. Nancy Hamilton says

    My favorite Easter candy is anything Reeses, and now they have dark chocolate Reeses…pure heaven!

  2. says

    Yummy, the girls and I will have to try this, give me anything with M&M’s and happy. Hope you had a great weekend.

    Cha CHa

  3. says

    I have never tried Peeps frozen, but that sounds delicious way to enjoy them and they would never get stale. Nancy – If it is made of dark chocolate I LOVE it. I am going to have to try one. I like my Reeses chopped up in ice cream, yummm

  4. says

    Oh, these look divine! My daughter..who just so happens to Lu-UV m&m’s and popcorn will have fits over these.

    And I will be the best mom ever. Well, for a little while anyway.

  5. says

    Wow- I have never heard of these. They look AMAZING. I wish I could make them tonight… so many of my favorite things. I’ll be linking in my next Crafty Food Roundup.

  6. says

    I am SO making this for the kids on Sunday!

    Oh…my favorite Easter candy is either the Reese Peanut Butter Eggs or our local candy factory’s Peanut Butter Melt-a-Way Egg!

    • says

      Hi Sarah – I always bought a pre-popped bag in the snack aisle at the grocery store and measured out 16 cups. You can use more or less depending on how gooey you want the cake to be.

  7. jessica says

    I tried this with mini eggs and they melted when I poured the marshmallow mix. How did you get the m&ms to not melt?

    • says

      Hi Jessica –

      I used M & M’s – they don’t melt. If you want to use the eggs – try mixing the eggs in last after you have mixed the melted butter/oil/marshmallows in to the popcorn. This way it will be a bit cooler and won’t melt the eggs. Happy Easter.


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