Fun 'cake' for kids! Adults love it too! Use different color M&Ms for various holidays (i.e., red and green for Christmas, pastels for Easter, etc.).

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix popcorn, M&Ms, and peanuts in large bowl.

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  • Heat oil, butter, and marshmallows in pan until melted. Pour over popcorn and blend together with heavy spoon or hands.

  • Spray Bundt cake pan with vegetable spray. Press mixture lightly into pan and refrigerate until cool.

  • To remove cake from pan, put pan in warm water, then turn upside down until cake comes out.

Nutrition Facts

438.3 calories; 4.8 g protein; 50.2 g carbohydrates; 19.2 mg cholesterol; 197.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
This is a great treat. We call it "monkey food". I made a half batch. This time instead of a caked which would have to be pulled apart or cut, I made these into balls. The half batch made 10 good sized balls. Before forming the balls I sprayed my hands with butter flavored cooking spray. I place each ball on it's own square of waxed paper and after it's cooled I wrap it up and tape it shut. It's easy to transport and I use the wax paper to hold on so my hands don't get sticky. I used more m&m's than the recipe called for. Instead of popping corn, I used a bag of microwave popcorn, which worked well. One regular sized bag would make a half batch, two would make a whole batch. The 94% fat free healthy pop or the Crispy and White kind work great because they are not greasy. If you wanted to dress this up for a bake sale or school treat you could drizzle the cake or balls with melted chocolate or cover in sprinkles for kids. Either would be fabulous! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2006
Taste and appearance was fun fot 4th of July picnic but it was gummy and fell apart. It wasn't one to slice off a piece and walk around with. Fun for kids though. Probably wouldn't make this recipe "as is" again. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
This is a great treat. We call it "monkey food". I made a half batch. This time instead of a caked which would have to be pulled apart or cut, I made these into balls. The half batch made 10 good sized balls. Before forming the balls I sprayed my hands with butter flavored cooking spray. I place each ball on it's own square of waxed paper and after it's cooled I wrap it up and tape it shut. It's easy to transport and I use the wax paper to hold on so my hands don't get sticky. I used more m&m's than the recipe called for. Instead of popping corn, I used a bag of microwave popcorn, which worked well. One regular sized bag would make a half batch, two would make a whole batch. The 94% fat free healthy pop or the Crispy and White kind work great because they are not greasy. If you wanted to dress this up for a bake sale or school treat you could drizzle the cake or balls with melted chocolate or cover in sprinkles for kids. Either would be fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2008
This is a great treat. We call it "monkey food". I made a half batch. This time instead of a caked which would have to be pulled apart or cut, I made these into balls. The half batch made 10 good sized balls. Before forming the balls I sprayed my hands with butter flavored cooking spray. I place each ball on it's own square of waxed paper and after it's cooled I wrap it up and tape it shut. It's easy to transport and I use the wax paper to hold on so my hands don't get sticky. I used more m&m's than the recipe called for. Instead of popping corn, I used a bag of microwave popcorn, which worked well. One regular sized bag would make a half batch, two would make a whole batch. The 94% fat free healthy pop or the Crispy and White kind work great because they are not greasy. If you wanted to dress this up for a bake sale or school treat you could drizzle the cake or balls with melted chocolate or cover in sprinkles for kids. Either would be fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2003
Good stuff! Used the red green and gold m&m's and ommitted the nuts. Very "pretty" and I found that it works best using an angel food pan oppossed to a bundt pan unless the bundt pan is buttered WELL. I also lightly salted the popcorn and maybe next time I will try using cookie decorations/sprinkles instead of the chocolate candy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2003
Neat idea!!!!!! My kids loved it...and so did the adults. Grandma ate the most!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2002
I made this recipe for my kids to take to their school Christmas parties and got rave review from kids and teachers alike! It is February and I'm still emailing the recipe to mothers of some of the students. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This was super easy and I got so many compliments at our church Christmas banquet. The grown-ups loved the idea of popcorn cake and the kids loved picking at the M&M's. It was a big hit! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2003
I made this recipe for my company picnic and it was great! Everyone loved it. It made a lot more than my bundt pan would hold so maybe have another pan ready when you mix it up. I WILL be making this again.Thanks Johnna. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
very attractive. got lots of attention at a super bowl party. salted nuts give it a sweet/salty yummy contrast. in the future i may try using food coloring in the marshmallow mixture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2006
Yummmm! This recipe is sooo good. I took it to our company picnic and the kids loved it. I did not change a thing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2006
This had good flavor and a great idea but mine was sticky and never really set up like rice krispies treats do when they cool...maybe the amount of marshmallow isn't accurate? They come in 10 oz bags I used 1 1/2 plus a little more. Really easy to make! I used 2 large casserole dishes instead of a big bowl because my "big" bowl didn't really leave mixing room after all the dry ingredients were in. We sprayed our hands with non stick spray and just grabbed handfuls and filled the bundt pan. With a little alteration this could be really fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2006
Taste and appearance was fun fot 4th of July picnic but it was gummy and fell apart. It wasn't one to slice off a piece and walk around with. Fun for kids though. Probably wouldn't make this recipe "as is" again. Read More
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