I think this is a fantastic recipe. I absolutely love it! Kids love it! I hope you will too. You may use cashews instead of peanuts if desired.

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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Butter one 10 inch tube or bundt pan.

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  • Toss the popcorn with the gumdrops and cashews.

  • Melt the marshmallows with the butter or margarine. Pour over the popcorn mixture and mix well. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. Butter hands before pressing firmly into pan. Chill and remove from pan.

Nutrition Facts

343.6 calories; 3.9 g protein; 45 g carbohydrates; 17.4 mg cholesterol; 222.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
Just like I remember my Mom making for us as kids when we went camping. I didn't use gum drops and I didn't have any peanuts. So I used different kinds of chocolate chips (peanut butter chips milk chocolate and semi sweet). It was a hit with the kids and adults. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2011
I made this cake for my sons 6th birthday party because I made cake pops and needed a cake to put candles in. I had stumbled onto the popcorn cake and was so excited to try it. I am so sorry to say that I am the only one who liked the cake. It looked beautiful. The candy additions I used were awesome. Smarties mini rolo's chocolate covered pretzels all mixed together with that yummy marshmallow covered popcorn. I couldn't use peanuts as all kids facilities are nut free here in Toronto but still I can't understand why no one liked it. Not one of the kids took a 2nd bite. Personally I give it 5 stars because I thought it was delicious and a nice alternative to a traditional cake but the kids have spoken all of them. Thank goodness I made the cake pops!!!!!! Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
Just like I remember my Mom making for us as kids when we went camping. I didn't use gum drops and I didn't have any peanuts. So I used different kinds of chocolate chips (peanut butter chips milk chocolate and semi sweet). It was a hit with the kids and adults. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2008
Just like I remember my Mom making for us as kids when we went camping. I didn't use gum drops and I didn't have any peanuts. So I used different kinds of chocolate chips (peanut butter chips milk chocolate and semi sweet). It was a hit with the kids and adults. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2007
We used microwave popcorn.. 4 bags of popcorn 1 & 1/2 cups of cashews and 1 & 1/2 cups of M & M's. It was too much Popcorn to fit in the bundt cake pan so we put the rest in the bowl. what a treat. Everyone love it.. Wanted to share our idea and experiment with you. With 13 teenages here for a party it was gone!!!!Yummy!!Yummy!!Yummy!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2007
Yum Yum so good. I like how you can cut slices just like a cake. Wasn't too keen on the gumdrops and I am a major gummy fan. Next time I'll leave those out and maybe substitute m&m's. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2009
I love the idea of this cake! It is so versatile and you can use it at ANY holiday function. Plus you can make it colorful so kids love it as well. I made it for a Halloween potluck and used Candy Corn and Peanuts. Then I pressed it into a bowl drizzled orange frosting on it and made it look like a pumpkin. I melted and molded chocolate to make a stem - so it was all edible. You could use any mold and the possiblities are endless with this one. Almost everyone asked me for the recipe - And it's SO SIMPLE! AWESOME! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/25/2005
This is a fun cake it's like popcorn balls without the fuss. You can change the candies according to the holiday you are celebrating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2008
This is very easy and very tasty! I mixed in honey roasted peanuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips. I also pressed the mix into a 9x13 pan instead of bundt so I could cut squares. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
Delicious! It tastes just like a popcorn ball without having to go through the hassle of cooking a syrup using a candy thermometer etc. I used my air popper and used the required 1/2 c scooper to measure the kernels. That yielded 14 c of popped corn so about 1 1/4 batches made enough popped corn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2009
This was good! It was easy to boot and a great recipe for those hot days when I don't want to turn on the oven but need a tasty dessert! Instead of gumdrops I used chocolate chips and it eased that chocolate craving! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/12/2011
I made this cake for my sons 6th birthday party because I made cake pops and needed a cake to put candles in. I had stumbled onto the popcorn cake and was so excited to try it. I am so sorry to say that I am the only one who liked the cake. It looked beautiful. The candy additions I used were awesome. Smarties mini rolo's chocolate covered pretzels all mixed together with that yummy marshmallow covered popcorn. I couldn't use peanuts as all kids facilities are nut free here in Toronto but still I can't understand why no one liked it. Not one of the kids took a 2nd bite. Personally I give it 5 stars because I thought it was delicious and a nice alternative to a traditional cake but the kids have spoken all of them. Thank goodness I made the cake pops!!!!!! Read More
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