Just because we really don’t go for cake in our house, and we do go for popcorn as well as Rice Krispie types of things….a popcorn cake…colorful and Christmas ready…or whatever festive gumdrop decked holiday where you need a dessert. You can also use this recipe to make the even more retro popcorn balls or bells but why chance your hands? I say go for the cake.
16-oz package marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
11 cups unsalted popcorn
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup small gum drops
1/2 cup ground peppermint candy ( can be done in coffee grinder as long as no one is looking…or blender or food processor or by kid with a rolling pin and ziploc bag who needs to work out some grouchiness and have mommy time)
Melt marshmallows and butter together in heavy saucepan. Mix in the other ingredients. Pack into a buttered tube pan. Once cool, remove from pan, decorate with gum drops kids have not eaten. Slice like cake to serve.