Party Popcorn Cake
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup oil
1/2 pound marshmallows (about 2 1/2 cups)
20 caramels (about 1 cup)
1/2 pound salted peanuts without skins
10 cups popped popcorn
1/2 pound M&M’s (may substitute diced gumdrops)
In microwave or on stove top melt together butter, oil, marshmallows and caramels.
Place popcorn and peanuts in a LARGE mixing bowl.
Add melted ingredients and stir together until popcorn and peanuts are evenly coated. Add the candies last.
Press firmly into oiled 12-cup Bundt pan.
Let stand until firm and completely cooled to room temperature. Remove from pan.
For easier slicing, let stand over night.
The Bundt pan can be used as a cover after the cake is cooled.