I’m partnering with JOLLY TIME Pop Corn to help them celebrate their 100th Birthday in October…
Typically cake is in order for any celebration…at least it is when my family is involved in the celebrations.
Today is no different.
It does deserve an Extra Special Cake…
Well, that is cause for a POPCORN Cake in my book.
Popcorn cakes are easy to make, and this has the delicious combo of chocolate and peanut butter together.
It’s crispy, buttery, salty and sweet all at the same time!
In a few easy steps you can create this deliciousness yourself and believe me, everyone will LOVE it!
By melting peanut butter with marshmallow and a little butter, it creates a sticky sauce. That sauce gets poured over the popcorn, and you’ll want to mix it in really well.
Then add in some peanut butter candy pieces for extra peanut butter flavor and some fun color.
Then for the chocolate…because you can’t really have peanut butter without chocolate. Can you?
I don’t think so.
This is such a fun treat! The flavors are so delicious over the popcorn and it’s so crunchy….I just LOVE it.
Break out of the ordinary with this super-fun cake
and let’s get baking…hmmm…not exactly, there is no baking involved.
Ah that is just great, a no-bake cake!
Perfect for so many reasons…this takes no time at all to make. Baking, well that takes time.
This cake leaves more time for CELEBRATING.
- 1 bag microwave Jolly Time Popcorn
- 16 oz mini marshmallows
- 3 tablespoons butter (divided 2 tablespoons and 1 tablespoon)
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- 1 cup candy coated peanut butter candies
- 1 lb chocolate melting wafers
- Cook popcorn in microwave according to package directions.
- In medium saucepan heat marshmallows,2 tablespoons butter and peanut butter until it's smooth and creamy.
- Place popcorn in a large bowl.
- Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and stir until it's coated all the popcorn.
- Stir in peanut butter candies.
- In a baking pan (I used a 7 inch pan with a with removable bottom) butter the bottom and sides with remaining 1 tablespoon of butter (you may only need ½ tablespoon butter) be sure the pan is coated completely
- Place pan in refrigerator so it chills and popcorn mixture is set about an hour.
- Remove popcorn cake from pan,
- place the cake on a tray with a slotted cooling rack so the chocolate that is poured over will drip and not pool at the bottom of the cake.
- Melt the chocolate completely.
- Pour chocolate over popcorn cake.
- Use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate over the top evenly and down the sides until the whole cake is covered.
- Top with sprinkles.
- Place cake in refrigerator to set chocolate about 10 minutes.
- Remove from refrigerator.
- Cake can remain at room temperature until served.
Family time is always time for celebrating!
Jolly Time has been bringing families together for years with their delicious popcorn. Click here to learn more about JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. It’s always fun seeing family traditions and old photos isn’t it?
Jolly Time is family owned and has been since 1914. JOLLY TIME was founded by Cloid Smith in Sioux City, Iowa in 1914. Smith and his son, Howard, hand-shelled the popcorn themselves in the basement of their home. An entrepreneur at heart, Cloid Smith pioneered the U.S. popcorn industry, personally selling his product to small grocers and street cart popcorn vendors. As the Smith family grew, so did the legacy of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn.
October is national pop corn month. Take a look at all the JOLLY TIME celebrating that is going on over on their 100th Virtual Birthday Party Celebration Pinterest Board.
*I’m partnering with Jolly Time to bring you this recipe. All opinions are my own.