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Popcorn Cake by <Vernalisa>

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    <Vernalisa> - Posted January 21, 2004 07:43 AM

    Popcorn Cake

    Really great for a kids birthday
    14 cups popped popcorn
    1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    1 cup peanuts
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    5 cups miniature marshmallows
    options listed below

    Using either waxed paper, parchment, or aluminum foil, line a tube pan, or other pan that will hold 14 cups of popcorn. Mix popcorn, peanuts, and chocolate chips in a large bowl until very well mixed. Gently melt butter in a saucepan over low heat, or melt in microwave. Add peanut butter and marshmallows, and continue heating gently until marshmallows melt. Stir continuously so mixture will be smooth. Add peanut-butter and marshmallow mixture into popcorn mixture and stir until oated well. Press popcorn mixture into lined pan and allow it to cool completely. Cut into pieces to serve. Optional: Add gumdrops, jelly beans, colored sugars, buterscotch chips, etc., as desired. Gently decant cake onto a plate, and frost with whatever frosting, Cool Whip®, or whipped cream. Decorate as desired with little candies, gumdrops, jelly beans, fruit, gummie candies, etc.