Red Velvet Popcorn

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!

Serves: 10-12

Red Velvet Popcorn

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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


  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.


*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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