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Quick recipe for Popcorn Cake.

Updated on December 4, 2012

Popcorn Cake.


Back in 2001 I learned of a recipe that I found kinda weird at the time. It was called "Popcorn Cake". Back then I didn't think the words "popcorn" and "cake" even went together. The person who gave me the recipe kept assuring me that it was good, but I still had my doubts about it. After much skepticism on my end, I finally decided to try out the recipe she sent me. After making my first Popcorn Cake it turned out that she was right. I found it very unique and delicious. Popcorn Cake is a fun and easy snack to make. In this article I'm going to share the recipe on how to make it. I hope you enjoy it.


Although Popcorn Cake may initially sound like a complicated recipe that requires a lot of ingredients, that's far from the case. It doesn't take many ingredients or much time to make. Here is the list of ingredients that are required for making a Popcorn Cake.

  • One package of your favorite type of candy. I personally used plain M&M's.
  • 1/2 cup of corn oil.
  • One 12 ounce jar of dry roasted peanuts.
  • One pound of marshmallows.
  • 1/2 cup of butter.
  • 2 bags of popcorn.

The bags of popcorn can be either ready made popcorn, or you can use the bags that you can pop yourself. I prefer using bagged popcorn that I can pop in the microwave. I personally feel it makes the Popcorn Cake taste more authentic.

Instructions for making Popcorn cake.

The steps for making popcorn cake are really simple. Like I mentioned before, they don't require much time or effort. Here are the five steps to follow:

  1. Mix the candy of your choice with the peanuts and popcorn in a large pan.
  2. Melt butter, oil, and marshmallows on stove until all of it is melted. Stir if needed
  3. Pour the mix from step two over the mixed candy, peanuts, and popcorn.
  4. Pack all of the ingredients well into the pan.
  5. Let the mix stand for 5 minutes, and then flip onto a plate.

That's it! You are done after this.


Popcorn Cake is a fun and easy recipe to try out. It always turned out pretty good the times that I made it. It's a fun snack you can enjoy yourself, or serve to friends or guests. If you have tried a Popcorn Cake before, tell me what you think about it. If not, tell me would you consider trying it. I would love to see your feedback. Thanks for reading.

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi Rusticliving! Thanks a lot for stopping by. It indeed does taste good. Thanks for the thumbs up, and Happy New Year to you as well :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      oooo this looks really good. Kind of reminds me of rice crispy treats, but I like the idea of popcorn, MnM's and nuts! Cool recipe. Thumbs up and shared! Happy New Year! ----Lisa

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Hello there Amber. I'm so glad to hear that you gave it a shot and liked how it turned out. Thanks for stopping by and reading. I appreciate it a lot!

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      Amber 5 years ago

      So excited when I saw this, and couldn't wait to try it. I literally just made it and am thrilled how it came out!

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Hey there Robin. You are correct on both counts. It's definitely good and very easy to make. When you try it out, let me know how it turns out for you. Thanks for reading my friend :)

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      Robin 5 years ago

      Hi Brad...This sounds yummy and easy...Will definitely give it a try:)

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Hello StephanieBCrosby. Thanks for taking out the time to read. It's a great treat to try out.

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      Stephanie Bradberry 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I certainly never heard of popcorn cake before and simply had to read. This is a great idea for making with kids. This is like kicked up rice crispy treats.

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks a lot Kev! It's very delicious! Thanks again sir.

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Never tried it before, but it sound mmmmm yummy, voted up and tweeted :)

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Glad to hear we have the same taste in candy Doc. I'm also glad to hear you are saving the recipe. It's really good though, I wouldn't let you down my friend lol. Thanks for viewing and commenting as always :)

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      We have the same taste in candy, so I would probably use M&M's too. I'm saving this recipe so I can make it perhaps next Halloween. This better be good Bradrick! lol.

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      Bradrick H. 5 years ago from Texas

      Hello there. Thanks for your feedback. It's definitely easy to make and well worth it. Thanks again :)

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      The popcorn cake looks really delicious and easy to make. I will try it. Thanks for posting it. Voted up!