Thursday, December 30, 2010

::Popcorn Cake::

Being a nurse and working the night shift, you tend to miss out on the goodies that people bring during the day, as the day shift usually has it gone before you can get to it. So, apparantly having knowledge of that fact, a lady at work wrote on part of the goodies she brought "Save for night shift!" That's pretty much heaven sent for the night shift. It was for THE BEST popcorn cake I must add. It was so soft with the right amount of peanuts and M&Ms. I knew I needed the recipe once my lips polished off the piece that I had. I received the recipe at the perfect time; Christmas time. I knew this was going to be on the list of Christmas goodies I would be making. This recipe is super easy to make and would be a great thing to bring to the office, a party, or hide in a cupboard to eat it all yourself! Enjoy!

::Popcorn Cake::

12 cups popped corn (I used microwave and made sure to pick out all the old maids!)
1 1/2 cups nuts (I used dry-roasted peanuts)
1 1/2 cups M&M's
*******mix together in a large bowl********
20 caramels
3/4 cup butter
1/4 cup oil
1 10oz bag marshmallows
******melt together and mix with above 3 ingredients********

Cram it into a greased bundt or angel food pan. Make your hands are wet, as it makes it a lot easier to get it into the pan. You can invert it out onto a plate as soon as you have pressed it into the pan, cuz it keeps it's shape.

The microwave popcorn; old maid-less!

M&M's! Use any holiday ones for some added color!

The nuts.

Ready for the "sticky stuff"

Pressed into the greased pan and removed. Holds it shape well!

Close up! This is such a soft cake and SO yummy!

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