Monday, March 26, 2012

Bolton Common Article

It is that time again!  This month I did a recipe that kids can have a "hand" in preparing.  This was our go-to cake to make for kid parties when Holly was little.  It didn't take much time and I always had the ingredients in the house, plus it tastes good.  :-)

The Mixing Bowl
By Renee Zarate

When my daughter was little I used to teach a cooking class at her school every Friday, just for her class.  I often wonder if any of those kids became professional chefs since they were so enthusiastic and loved to eat what they made.  Her elementary school actually had two full kitchens for the kids with stoves, microwave ovens and sinks.  This recipe was one of their favorite no-bake cakes.  I would heat the butter and marshmallows on the stove top and they would do the messy part of blending it together with their freshly washed hands and then packing it into the cake pan.  It is both pretty and yummy.

Popcorn Cake

4 quarts of popped corn
½ pound of butter
1 pound of marshmallows
½ pound of gum drops
½ pound of Planter’s Cocktail Peanuts

Melt butter and marshmallows together until smooth.  Pour over popcorn and mix.  Add peanuts and candy to mixture and blend.  Press into a well-buttered angel food cake pan and refrigerate overnight.

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