Friday, April 3, 2009

A snack that clowns might eat

My childhood friend Sunny sent over a sample of her latest snack obsession last weekend— popcorn cake. What the heck is popcorn cake, you ask? I like to think of it as the slightly eccentric step-sister of the rice krispie square. I told Sunny that it looks like a snack a clown would eat. And really, it's made from ingredients that would be readily found at a carnival: popcorn, marshmallow and brightly coloured candy-covered chocolate pieces. Despite its clownish appearance, popcorn cake is highly addictive; sweet, salty, chewy and crunchy all at the same time. Sunny likes to make it with Papa Jack's pre-made popcorn (check out that crazy retro line drawing on the bag) and when she says "Papa Jack", she likes to say the "Papa" part really fast. Try saying it. And try the recipe, but be warned… it's very, very addictive.

1 stick butter
1 bag mini marshmallows
4 qts. popped corn
1/2 lb. bag M & M's
Melt butter and marshmallows. Add popcorn and M & M's. Spread into greased angel food cake pan.

1 comment:

Broccoli said...

I'm slightly grossed out by this... it kinda reminds me of bubble gum ice cream.