Red Velvet Cake Popcorn is a sinfully delicious snack, made with white chocolate coated popcorn covered in red velvet cake crumbs.
Red Velvet Cake Popcorn is a deliciously decadent, super simple, sweet snack! It’s incredibly easy to make and makes an awesome gift during the holidays.
Our family loves to have movie nights together. Whether it be a mock drive-in, a trip to the theater or a rental on our own “big” screen, we love to watch movies, eat popcorn and sip on our favorite beverage of choice.
Our movie nights have recently taken a twist with our kids staring in their own homemade movies after finding out our cell phones have video cameras. There are now numerous “short” films on our phones. And well, they love to share them with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. So you can imagine how many times I get on my phone to find that my memory is full, and it isn’t with text messages or images of myself. It consists of selfies and important dialogue about the sky, bugs, boys at school or their recent celeb crush.
At least twice a month we have a family movie night. There is always one star that makes an appearance: popcorn. My kids love popcorn – salted popcorn to be exact. M&M’s are an added bonus. But every once in a while, I like to switch it up and surprise them with some twists. My recent favorite was Brownie Popcorn, and the kids love my classic Kettle Corn. Since in the next couple of weeks we are celebrating Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be appropriate to have a movie night all about romance, G-rated romance of course. So I picked out a classic love story, some frufru drinks in the color of red, pink and clementine orange, and then made this Red Velvet Cake Popcorn, just look how gorgeous the red velvet cake in the popcorn.
The kids loved it. They couldn’t wait to dig in. I loved hearing all their yums and comments about how this was the best popcorn they had ever had.
This Red Velvet Cake Popcorn is so easy to make and ready in less than 10 minutes. Movies + easy snack = happy mom. I teased our girls that the best love story was my husband’s and mine, and of course, that ended with them capturing a picture of us on their new phone.
Enjoy! XOXO San
How do you make candy coated popcorn?
Pretty much anything can be used to candy coat popcorn, all it takes a glaze of some sort and any optional toppings! Glazes can be as simple as caramel, chocolate, or simple syrup. Toppings can be anything, any kind of candy, crumbled up cookies or cake, sugars, etc…
To make Red Velvet Cake Popcorn, simple add popcorn into a large mixing bowl.
Melt white melting chocolate according to package directions.
Pour melted chocolate over popcorn and stir to combine.
Immediately pour coated popcorn onto a large baking sheet.
Top popcorn with crumbled red velvet cake and mix popcorn to combine.
Don’t mix like a cake just gently toss and turn over popcorn using two mixing spoons or spatulas until popcorn is covered.
Let the popcorn sit until all the chocolate is completely hardened.
Break up popcorn and serve.
How do you pop popcorn?
Use an air popper or the stove.
When popping popcorn on the stove, place oil in the pan (about 2 tablespoons of oil for half a cup of unpopped kernels) and turn the heat up to high.
Add 2 kernels of popcorn.
Cover the pot and wait for those 2 kernels to pop. Once they pop, remove the pot from the heat, remove the 2 popped kernels.
Add the remaining unpopped kernels.
Cover, give it a good shake, and let it sit for 1 minute, this allows the popcorn kernels to heat up evenly.
Put the pot back on the stove, turn the heat on to high, and wait.
Within a few minutes, your popcorn should start popping.
Once the popping has slowed down to nearly a stop, remove the pot from the stove and let it sit for a little while longer to let any stubborn kernels pop.
Pour the popcorn into a large serving bowl.
My favorite kitchen items that I used to make this Red Velvet Cake Popcorn:
PANS: So I am a total pan snob after having an assortment of brands in our cupboard over the years. After getting some Calphalon pans on sale at my local grocer, I won’t try anything more. They are affordable and durable – a win, win in our home. A larger pan is perfect for popping popcorn.
MIXING BOWLS: I love having a variety of sizes of mixing bowls. From small to large, I find that having at least 3 bowls of different sizes has been essential in my kitchen. I prefer Pyrex because of the durability.
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Red Velvet Cake Popcorn
- 15-16 cups popped popcorn
- 2 1/4 cups white melting chocolate
- 3 cups red velvet cake crumbs make cake first, let cool, and crumble
- Add popcorn into a large mixing bowl. Melt white melting chocolate according to package directions. I heated in a small microwaveable safe bowl for 1 minute, then stir and reheated in 30 second intervals until chocolate was completely melted and creamy.
- Pour melted chocolate over popcorn and stir to combine. Immediately pour coated popcorn onto a large baking sheet.
- Top popcorn with crumbled red velvet cake and mix popcorn to combine. Don’t mix like a cake just gently toss and turn over popcorn using two mixing spoons or spatulas until popcorn is covered. Let the popcorn sit until all the chocolate is completely hardened. Break up popcorn and serve.