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M&M Marshmallow Popcorn Cake

August 19, 2016
This M&M Marshmallow Popcorn Cake is the perfect way to enjoy gooey sweet popcorn balls in a fun whole cake! This is the perfect birthday cake, too!

M&M Marshmallow Popcorn Cake recipe for popcorn balls

My boys have recently become addicted to having movie theater (pronounced "fee-a-ter") nights at home. We went with my sister and nephew to see Secret Life of Pets a few weeks ago, and they've been wanting to recreate that experience here at home. I have to admit, it's pretty darn adorable!

Must haves for movie theater nights here:
  • Pajamas
  • bowls of extra butter popcorn
  • the room as dark as it can get

Needless to say when they want to play this during the day, Wesley gets super frustrated that our living room, with it's many windows, will not get very dark and movie-theater-like! I think you can imagine how well explaining that to a 5 year old who has his mind set. I wonder where he gets his stubbornness from... :)

M&M Marshmallow Popcorn Cake

First of all, I'm very happy that they're willing to recreate the movies here, because goodness knows we can't afford to take them to the real movies very often. And second of all, I have to admit, it is pretty fun at night to settle down to a movie together. Getting them to pick a movie that's not Pokemon-related though... well, that's another discussion for another post, I think!

M&M Marshmallow Popcorn Birthday Cake recipe

They're obsession lately with popcorn sparked an idea I had for a gooey M&M Marshmallow Popcorn Cake - kind of like the popcorn balls you see at Christmas time, only in cake form. This turned out WAY better than I even thought! We kept this cake wrapped in plastic wrap on my cake plate all week and we had a great dessert to snack on at night. This would be SO fun for birthday parties, too!

M&M Marshmallow Popcorn Cake


Popped popcorn with butter and melted marshmallows, mixed with M&M candies, and pressed into a Bundt pan for a great dessert recipe.

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3 tablespoons butter
10 oz package miniature marshmallows
1 bag microwave popcorn, popped (about 10 cups)
2 cups M&M candy coated chocolates
  • In a stockpot, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add marshmallows and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until completely melted.
  • Have popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Pour melted marshmallows over popcorn, turning to coat well.
  • Gently fold in M&Ms.
  • Press into a well greased Bundt pan.
  • Allow to cool before slicing and serving. Store leftovers at room temperature with plasic wrap.

  • M&M Popcorn Balls Marshmallow Cake Recipe

    This popcorn cake is the perfect mix between sweet and salty - I'll be craving this one for a long time, I'm sure!

    M&M Marshmallow Popcorn Cake with popcorn balls

    Here are some more of my favorite dessert recipes:

    Lunch Box Monster Cookies

    Smores Cobbler

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