Red Velvet Popcorn

This Red Velvet Popcorn, is the best popcorn recipe. It is so easy to make, works for all different seasons and holidays, and tastes amazing. The best part it,

My husband went to Universal Studios for a work retreat a few weeks ago, and he brought me home the most DELICIOUS red velvet popcorn.

I obviously had to try my hand at making it at-home and I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it came together and how tasty it was.

This would make the perfect Christmas gift for your co-workers or neighbors. I also plan on making it for Valentines day and the Fourth Of July. I love how red goes with so many different season.

And I love even more, how delicious this popcorn is. You’re going to want to try this recipe. Trust me on this one.

how to make red velvet popcorn

Step 1: Pour 6 cups of popped popcorn into a large bowl.

If you don’t have a popcorn popper, that’s okay. You can also use plain or kettle microwave popcorn.

I have tried this popcorn using microwave butter popcorn and it wasn’t as good. I prefer the kettle, over anything else.

Step 2: In a small bowl, pour white chocolate chips and microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until smooth.

This will take about one minute and thirty seconds to two minutes.

Step 3: Pour in vegetable oil and mix until combined to make mixture smoother, and easier to pour.

Step 4: Pour half the melted chocolate in a small bowl, and mix in red velvet cake mix until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, try adding a little bit of vegetable oil at a time.

Don’t use too much, or the mixture will be too thin, and the chocolate won’t set up.

If the color comes out a little brownish looking, you could also use a few drops of red food coloring, to get your desired color.

Step 5: Pour over the popcorn and mix so the red velvet mixture evenly covers the popcorn (it may be slightly clumpy, but that is fine).

Step 6: Spread the red velvet covered popcorn out on a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil.

If you need to transport it out of the way, be sure to think ahead and maybe do this step on a cookie sheet, for easy transportation.

Step 7: Drizzle the remaining half of the white chocolate over the red velvet popcorn.
Wait until hardened, then break into smaller chunks and serve.

could i make this recipe with other cake mixes?

You most definitely could make this recipe, using other flavors of cake mixes.

I have tried this with funfetti and lemon, and they were both delicious. I think I need to try chocolate next time.

I’ve never met anything chocolate I haven’t liked, so I don’t think I’ll be let down.

If you try another flavor of cake mix, let us know how you like it, in our comments below.

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Serves: 10-12

Red Velvet Popcorn

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 6 cups freshly popped popcorn
  • 1 (12 oz) bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup red velvet cake mix

Instructions

  1. Pour 6 cups of popped popcorn into a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, pour white chocolate chips and microwave in 30 second increments stirring in between until smooth.
  3. Pour in vegetable oil and mix until combined to make mixture smoother, and easier to pour.
  4. Pour half the melted chocolate in a small bowl, and mix in red velvet cake mix until smooth. Pour over the popcorn and mix so the red velvet mixture evenly covers the popcorn (it may be slightly clumpy, but that is fine).
  5. Spread the red velvet covered popcorn out on a piece of parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  6. Drizzle the remaining half of the white chocolate over the red velvet popcorn.
  7. Wait until hardened, then break into smaller chunks and serve.

Notes

*depending on the cake mix you use, it may be more brown than red. You can always add a few drops of red food coloring if you'd like a more red color! **the cake mix and chocolate mixture will be quite clumpy. Just try to spread it as much as possible. If you'd like a thinner consistency, you can add a bit more vegetable oil to thin it out (don't add too much or it won't set up).

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10 Responses to “Red Velvet Popcorn”

    • I think a lot of it depends on the brand of red velvet cake mix you use! You can always add more food coloring if you want it more "red." The cake mix/chocolate combo is rather thick, but I just try to spread it as much as possible. If you don't think you can work with it, you can add a little more vegetable oil (don't add too much or it won't set up).

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