Red Velvet Popcorn combines 4 ingredients to make a delicious dessert. Simple to make and always a crowd favorite for all your holiday gatherings.

Red Velvet Popcorn in a white bowl
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This Red Velvet Popcorn Recipe is so easy to make. It combines that flavors of red velvet cake, melted white chocolate and popcorn to make a delicious snack or dessert.

This Red Velvet Popcorn is perfect for many occasions. Christmas, Valentine’s Day or just for movie night. If you love red velvet desserts, this is a must try recipe. The delicious blend of popcorn and all the flavors of red velvet taste divine.

Another delicious snack idea is Red Velvet Puppy Chow.

Why This Recipe Works

My whole family loves red velvet desserts. When I added their favorite cake to popcorn, the loved it. The flavor is amazing and we make it every year while watching our favorite Christmas Movies.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - popcorn, red velvet cake, white chocolate chips, oil
  • Popped Popcorn approximately 3 bags
  • Red Velvet Cake Mix prepared based on the package instructions
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Vegetable Oil

Scroll to the bottom for the full list of ingredients and recipe in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Popcorn – When making this red velvet popcorn mixture, feel free to use anytype of popped corn. You can use store bought, microwave, or air popper.
  • Change the Cake – Feel free to use different flavors of cake. Strawberry, lemon, chocolate or vanilla will also work with this recipe.
  • Chocolate – You can also change the chocolate to what you prefer. Melt milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips for amazing flavor.
  • Add-ins – To add color and texture, feel free to add in some chopped nuts or coconut. You can even mix in some chopped candy bar pieces.
  • Sprinkles – This is optional but sometimes I like to add sprinkles to the top of the popcorn. It makes this treat even more festive.

How to Make Red Velvet Popcorn:

Baked Red velvet cake in a baking dish

Step 1 – Bake Cake – Bake the cake according to the package instructions and let it cool at room temperature.

Crumble red velvet cake in a bowl

Step 2 – Crumble Cake – Crumble about ⅓ of the cake.

Placing the white chocolate chips in a bowl

Step 3 – Add white chocolate chips to bowl – Next, Add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe large bowl.

Melted white chocolate in a bowl

Step 4 – Melt Chocolate – Microwave it in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until almost melted.  Then stir in the vegetable oil.

Spreading popcorn on the baking sheet and topping with the melted white chocolate

Step 5 – Place popcorn on baking sheet – Spread the popcorn out onto 2 baking sheets. Make sure they are lined with parchment paper or wax paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn and gently toss the popcorn to coat it with the white chocolate.

Sprinkle Red Velvet Cake over the top of the white chocolate popcorn

Add Red Velvet Cake – Sprinkle the red velvet crumbs on top. Then gently toss again until the popcorn is coated with the cake crumbs.

  • Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – Let the chocolate set and harden.  Break apart the popcorn and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tips:

  • Baking Sheet – When pouring the popcorn in a large baking sheet, make sure it is lined with parchment paper. This makes for an easy cleanup.
  • Crumbing the cake – After baking the cake, we crumbled about ⅓ cup. But you can always do more if you prefer. Use food process to crumble the red velvet cake crumbs in small pieces.
  • Rest Coated Popcorn Mixture – Make sure to allow popcorn mixture to harden before trying to break apart to serve.
  • Popcorn – We recommend using plain or kettle style popcorn for this recipe. Butter popcorn may not work as well.
  • Melting Chocolate – When melting the white chocolate chips, be careful not to burn the chocolate. We recommend melting in 30 second intervals. Then stir the melted chocolate completely.
  • Kernels – Pick out any un popped popcorn kernels from the popcorn before coating in chocolate.
Red Velvet Popcorn

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store for up to 1 week in an airtight container. We like to make this popcorn treat several times during the holidays and keep in a jar.

How Long Will it Last

It will last up to a week if stored properly. However, it is best enjoyed within 2 to 3 days or it will start to get soggy.

Red Velvet Popcorn in a white bowl

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Red Velvet Popcorn

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Red Velvet Popcorn combines 4 ingredients to make a delicious dessert. Simple to make and always a crowd favorite for all your holiday gatherings.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 723

Ingredients

  • 12 cups Popped Popcorn approximately 3 bags
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix prepared based on the package instructions
  • 2 cups White Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil

Instructions

  • Bake the cake according to the package instructions and let it cool at room temperature.
  • Crumble about ⅓ of the cake.
  • Next, Add the white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave it in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until almost melted.  Then stir in the vegetable oil.
  • Spread the popcorn out onto 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  Drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn and gently toss the popcorn to coat it with the white chocolate.
  • Sprinkle the red velvet crumbs on top and gently toss again until the popcorn is coated with the cake crumbs.
  • Let the chocolate set and harden.  Break apart the popcorn and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!
  • Store for up to 1 week in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 723kcal, Carbohydrates 105g, Protein 11g, Fat 32g, Saturated Fat 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0.01g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 650mg, Potassium 482mg, Fiber 5g, Sugar 63g, Vitamin A 63IU, Vitamin C 0.3mg, Calcium 229mg, Iron 4mg

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