Thursday, January 19, 2012

National Popcorn Day!


Did you know that today is National Popcorn Day!?? This fact was brought to my attention by my friends over at Celebrating Home. In honor of this special day I thought I would share a fun popcorn recipe!

Popcorn Cake

12 cups popped corn (unsalted)
1 12-oz package peanuts, no paper skins
6 tablespoons butter
1 10.5-oz bag marshmallows
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 12-oz package mini candy-coated chocolate pieces

Generously butter a tube (Bundt) pan and set aside. Place the popcorn and peanuts in a very large bowl. In a saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and marshmallows together, stirring constantly so the mixture doesn't burn. Add the vanilla and salt and stir to blend. Immediately pour the mixture over the popcorn. Butter your hands and mix with your hands quickly. Add the mini chocolate pieces and finish mixing, still using your hands. press firmly into the prepared cake pan and let stand for at least 1 hour.

This recipe is from our new Harvest House book called Sweet Comforts of Home.

Enjoy!!


photo credits: 1. http://lindathompson.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html

2. http://www.waymorehomemade.com/2009/11/popcorn-cake-my-familys-tradition.html

3. http://harvesthousepublishers.com/book/sweet-comforts-of-home-2012/

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