Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day 17: 31 Days of Pinterest: Popcorn Cake

Seriously... Popcorn Cake! How could I NOT pin this!?

BUT... the original recipe either used a much bigger bundt pan than mine, or she had the portions wrong on her recipe! :(  I WILL make this again, but I need to tweak the ingredients some to make up for this.

Popcorn (she had two bags of popcorn, but I had to take out a good half a bag to make it fit)
2 cups m&ms
1 1/2 cups broken pretzel sticks
mini marshmallows (she had down 1 16 oz bag, but 1 bag is 10 oz.  I used 1 1/2 bags to follow her directions, but would only use one bag next time, there was so much it pooled at the bottom and formed almost a frosting on top)
1 stick of butter

Pop popcorn and remove unpopped kernels.  Mix in m&ms and pretzels.  Spray bundt pan with nonstick spray.

Melt butter in a skillet and add in marshmallows to melt together.  Allow to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, pour marshmallow on top of popcorn and mix together.  Press into bundt pan.  Cover with foil and allow to cool for one hour before inverting and placing on a plate to serve.

Original recipe found HERE.

We all loved this!!!  Go make one NOW!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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