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