Caramel Popcorn Cake is made with caramel, marshmallows and a few other basic ingredients for a quick and easy no-bake dessert. Using seasonal M&Ms makes this easy dessert perfect for any type of party or holiday!
1/4cupoilthe recipe calls for vegetable oil but I usually use coconut oil – I think you could probably replace this with butter also
2 1/2cupsmini marshmallows
10cupspopped popcornI popped about 1/3 cup of kernels in my air popper and it was the perfect amount
Melt the butter, oil, caramels and marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 45 seconds until fully melted and smooth.
Place 10 cups popped popcorn in a large bowl and pour caramel mixture over the top, stirring the popcorn until well coated. I usually wait a minute or two for the caramel to cool a little bit before adding the M&Ms so that they don’t melt too much.
You don’t want to stir a ton after adding the M&Ms or they will start to melt all over the popcorn.
Scoop the mixture into a greased bundt pan and let it sit until cool and firm (this only takes about 15-20 minutes).
Slice and enjoy!
*If you choose to use Caramel Bits instead of the wrapped caramels, use 1 cup in place of the 20 caramels.