Thursday, October 20, 2016

Creepy Halloween Popcorn Cake

It's true that we love a good family movie night and especially when it comes to a
spooky Halloween family movie night. And if you're going to have a spooky movie,
then of course you need a really good spooky treat to go with the movie. We've made
a lot of fun and creepy treats to go along with our spooky movie nights, but this creepy
eyeball covered Popcorn Cake that I made might just be my favorite!

This slime inspired popcorn cake is equal parts creepy and delicious! It's really easy to
pull together and only requires a handful of ingredients. My kids always ask for popcorn
during the movie and it was fun to have popcorn in such a fun and funky form. The kids
were really surprised when I revealed this creepy cake that could watch them as they
ate it. You don't have to just use it for a movie night, it would be perfect for a
Halloween party with friends and family. You can whip it up in less that 15 minutes and
it's ready to cut in serve in about an hour.


2 bags microwave popcorn
green M&M candies (about 1/2 cup)
1 bags mini marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
green food coloring
gummy eyeballs

1. Prepare your pan by spraying with cooking spray or buttering generously. I used an
angel food cake pan, but you can also use a bundt pan. The angel food cake pan made
it really easy to remove from the pan.
2. Pop your 2 bags of microwave popcorn. I used one that is simply salted, but if you
love butter - go for the movie butter kind. Remove the unpopped kernels.
3. Melt your butter over low heat and then add in the marshmallows and stir until
smooth and shiny. Remove from heat and add in your green food coloring.
4. Pour over your popcorn and stir until all the popcorn is well coated and is 
nice and green.
5. Press into your prepared pan and let cool for about 45 minutes.
6. Pop it out and decorate with the green M&M's and gummy eyeballs.

I didn't want M&M's throughout the entire cake, so I just used them as a garnish.
If you want candy or any other creepy candies inside your cake, then combine them with
the popcorn before you pour the marshmallow mixture over it. I would let the
marshmallow cool for about 2 minutes before I poured it over the popcorn so you don't
melt all your candies with the heat.

There you have it, a delightfully ghoulish treat to enjoy at your next spooky movie night.
What's your family's favorite treat with a movie?



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