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Popcorn Cake Recipe

When you are looking to make something sweet to take to bake sale or pot-luck and you want something besides, brownies or cupcakes, this easy to make Popcorn Cake recipe will be a hit with both young and old. 
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn snack
Servings: 24 cakes
Calories: 799kcal
Cost: $12.00


  • 1 gallon popped pop corn
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1- 1/2 cups pastel M & M's
  • 1 stick margarine or butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 16 ounces mini marshmallows


  • Mix together in a large bowl: popped pop corn, peanuts and M & M's. Set aside.
  • Mix together and boil for 2 minutes: margarine or butter, vegetable oil and mini-marshmallows until melted. 
  • Pour melted mixture over popcorn mix and mix well.
  • Rub vegetable oil over hands before forming popcorn cake mixture into shapes so the mixture will not stick to your hands.
    While mixture is still warm make one of these variations:
    - Shape into balls and place in cupcake liners.
    - Shape into balls and then on a sheet of wax paper, flatten with palm of hand to make lollipops - push a lollipop stick into each, let cool. 
    - Press into baking pan and cut as you would cut a brownie. 
  • When taking them on a plate or container, use wax paper in-between the layers to lessen each cut of the popcorn cake from sticking to the others.


Calories: 799kcal | Carbohydrates: 140g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 456mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 19g | Calcium: 26mg