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    Pinterest Post Party #4 - CakeCorn

    It’s May and it’s Thursday so it’s time for another

    Every Tuesday and Thursday this month I, and any blogger who wants to join, is trying an idea we’ve pinned on Pinterest and letting you know how it worked out.


    Was Wednesday.  It’s hard to get inspired to tackle a big project on a Wednesday.  I scrolled through my boards looking for something easy.  Quickly, I skipped past the craft and home improvement projects.  We had already had dinner so a main dish wouldn’t work.  I’m always up for dessert, but didn’t have the time or inclination for baking.

    Then I found the pin that led me to a recipe for Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn on Tasty Kitchen.  The ingredient list was short, the prep looked easy and the final product seemed promising.  Here is what I started with:

    You’ll note that I deviated from the original recipe.  I bought already popped corn because it seems less greasy and I had a lot more of it than the recipe called for.  Also, I used Almond Bark instead of white chocolate chips because I had some on hand and I didn’t grab the Crisco because that seemed gross.

    I filled my largest mixing bowl with about 8 ounces of popped corn which was about 30 cups.  I had no idea what to do next.  I started with 1/2 the Almond Bark - 6 squares - and melted it.  Then I got nervous about leaving out the shortening so I added 2 Tablespoons of butter flavored Crisco and I have to admit that it made the bark more pourable.  I drizzled it over the popcorn and realized quickly it wasn’t enough.

    So added three more squares.

    And then three more mixed with another tablespoon of shortening.

    I ended up pouring over the entire box of the dry cake mix and a liberal amount of sprinkles and then stirred and stirred.

    My finished product had less candy coating than the original recipe but I think it was perfect.

    Perfectly perfect.  As in very addictively deliciously perfect.

    The whole family ate it while we watched the DVR’d episode of Once Upon A Time.  Everyone liked it though Rich and Reagan thought it was a bit too sweet so I might use less Almond Bark next time.  There will be a next time.  This is perfect slumber party food.  Or bring a treat to work to share food.  It would even make a great tailgate dessert since it wouldn’t require plates or utensils.  You could choose sprinkles in team colors even!

    Because I changed my ingredients so drastically, I’ll summarize for you.  Keep in mind though that my version would feed a crowd.  You should go with the original for a smaller group.

    I used:

    • 8 ounces popped, salted popcorn
    • 1 lb almond bark melted with …
    • 3 Tablespoons butter flavored Crisco
    • 1 box yellow cake mix
    • sprinkles

    Pour the popcorn into a large mixing bowl (8 quarts) and pour Almond Bark mixture over it.  Shake dry cake mix and sprinkles on top and stir well. 

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    Reader Comments (6)

    This is brilliant and it looks like one of those fancy treats you'd find in a candy shoppe and think it would take forever to make. I'm taking it to the next party. I'm curious--did it make your hands all sticky while you were eating it? Just so I can have the wet wipes handy...

    OMGOSH this is finals studying food. As in, I need this now food! So going to try that this weekend!

    May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterphoebe

    I... I think this link-up might kill me. Also, I can't decide what I think popcorn covered in cake batter would taste like. But kinda weird.

    This stuff must not enter my house. The results would be fatal to my waistline... {But thanks for the revised recipe because I will probably attempt this at some point!}

    May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin M.

    yum. this pinterest party thing is brilliant.

    May 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermissy

    That looks so fun! I would never think to change up popcorn in such a creative way...I didn't even know (and never would have imagined) that you can eat a boxed cake mix without cooking it. ?? Haha! The things we learn on the internet... :)

    May 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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