Monday, April 18, 2011
The Monday Recipe Blog
This blog features Lois Elaine Mueller's recipes every Monday. Lois' heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties.
How about a recipe for Popcorn Cake? Yes, it really is a cake (sort of), and it really has popcorn. It reminds me of jazzed-up Rice Crispy treats. The kids will love it!
Lois Elaine's Popcorn Cake:
1 gallon of popped popcorn (about 2/3 c. before it's popped)
1 lb. M&M's
1 lb. Spanish peanuts
1 lb. marshmallows
1/2 c. cooking oil
1 stick of butter
Mix popcorn, M&M's and peanuts in a pan. Melt, on low heat, the cooking oil, butter and marshmallows until it starts to bubble. Mix this with the popcorn, M&M's and peanuts. Butter your hands or use rubber gloves to mix everything together and spread the ingredients into a cake pan. Cool and serve.