FOR THE LOVE OF POPCORN: I recently asked my Facebook followers how they liked their popcorn and can you believe I got 45 responses!!! Ya’ll… People are passionate about their popcorn! And it’s no wonder why. Popcorn is a simple snack that can be served so many ways- salty, sweet, or savory- and can be dressed up for any occasion! Read on to find out how you can take this simple treat and make it best-in-show at your next party!
This year at the Kansas State Fair, Thrill’s Kettle Corn was a hit, not only with those who stopped by our booth, but with the judges, as well. Congratulations to Thrill’s, dubbed “Best in Taste 2016”! It really is delicious, and I think my Crazy Kettle Corn Cake is the perfect creative tribute to such a delicious, award-winning Kansas company!
Crazy Kettle Corn Cake
8 cups Thrill’s Kettle Corn
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
10 oz. bag mini marshmallows
assorted colors of holiday candy melts, according to the holiday or season, melted, for drizzling and decoration
assorted holiday sprinkles, for decoration
Place kettle corn into a large mixing bowl. Spray a Bundt pan or angel food cake pan with nonstick spray.
Meanwhile, in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, melt butter, cooking until nicely browned and butter has a nutty fragrance; add salt and stir to combine.
Gently add marshmallows to browned butter, stirring until marshmallows are mostly melted.
Pour butter/marshmallow mixture over kettle corn in large bowl and toss to combine well. Immediately place kettle corn mixture into the prepared cake pan, pressing down well. Let kettle corn cake cool completely to set.
Invert pan onto a cake pedestal or serving platter, then decorate as desired with candy melts and sprinkles. Let decorations set a bit, then serve.