Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Popcorn Cake

OMG, this is not your ordinary cake, it’s a cake made of popcorn, filled with delicious peanut butter and topped with chocolate. This is the best no-bake cake around!   

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Popcorn Cake #howto @createdbydiane

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…

100 years…

Well, that is cause for a POPCORN Cake in my book.

Popcorn cakes are easy to make, and this has a delicious combo of chocolate and peanut butter together.

It’s crispy, buttery, salty, and sweet all at the same time!

How to make a POPCORN CAKE from @createdbydiane #chocolate #peanutbutter #cake #popcorn

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.

popcorn cake with peanut butter and covered in chocolate from

This is such a fun treat! The flavors are so delicious over the popcorn and it’s so crunchy…

I just LOVE it.



Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn Cake from @createdbydiane

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.


Family time is always time for celebrating, this popcorn cake coated in chocolate is amazing and no baking required

Another great popcorn recipe is here super yummy pumpkin spice popcorn, sweet and delicious.


Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Popcorn Cake


  • 1 bag microwave Jolly Time Popcorn
  • 16 oz mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided 2 tablespoons and 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup candy-coated peanut butter candies
  • 1 lb chocolate melting wafers
  • sprinkles


  • 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 1/2 tablespoon butter) be sure the pan is coated completely
  • Place pan in the refrigerator so it chills and the 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 the refrigerator to set chocolate about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator.
  • The cake can remain at room temperature until served.











  1. 5 stars
    I had no idea it was national popcorn month! Popcorn is pretty much my favorite snack. Something else I love about this idea is that it’s naturally gluten free (so long as you make sure the mix-ins are too). It’s a great alternative that won’t scare off bakers that aren’t gluten free. I’ve got this on the mind right now because my gluten-free cousin is about to turn 14, and his mom is always looking for new ways to treat him on his birthday. Thanks for the idea, Diane!

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