Red Velvet Popcorn recipe is a delightful mix of red velvet cake crumbs, melted chocolate and popcorn. It is perfectly sweet and so easy to make.

Red velvet popcorn in a bowl.
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This recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day, movie nights or anytime of the year. Everyone will enjoy this yummy treat for one of the best no bake dessert recipes. The coated popcorn is hard to resist and effortless to make.

If you love Red Velvet Cake, this is a must try recipe. The delicious blend of popcorn and all the flavors of red velvet taste divine.

We love red velvet and also make Red Velvet Brownies, Red Velvet Ice Cream and easy Red Velvet Puppy Chow Recipe.

Why this recipe works

From family movie nights to date nights, this decadent popcorn is a breeze to make and perfect for snacking. It is inexpensive to make with all the flavors you love about Red Velvet Desserts.

Ingredients

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

Find the complete ingredient list at the bottom of the post.

Recipe Variations

  • Popcorn. You can use store bought popcorn, microwave, air popper or any variety you prefer.
  • Cake flavor. We love red velvet for the flavor and vibrant color. Feel free to switch things up and try other flavors.

    Some ides include: chocolate, lemon or strawberry. Funfetti cake mix would be fun for a birthday party or celebration.
  • Chocolate drizzle. To make this recipe even more decadent, melt chocolate and drizzle on top before it sets. You can use white chocolate or milk chocolate. The pretty swirls will look fabulous on the finished product.
  • Coconut. Toss in a handful of coconut while mixing together the popcorn mixture.
  • Nuts. Pecans or Walnuts taste great in this mixture. You can add as little or as much as you prefer.

How to make red velvet popcorn

Red velvet cake baked in pan.

Step 1. Prepare the cake and bake according to the package instructions.

Cake crumbled in bowl.

Step 2. Allow to cool and crumble about ⅓ of the cake.  

White chocolate melted in bowl.

Step 3. Place 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.  

Popcorn spread on baking sheet.

Step 4. Next, 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.  

Cake sprinkled on top of popcorn.

Step 5. Evenly sprinkle the red velvet crumbs on top of the popcorn. Carefully toss until the popcorn is coated with the cake crumbs. 

Popcorn in bowl.

Step 6. Allow the chocolate to set.  Then break apart the popcorn. Then it’s ready to serve in a large bowl and enjoy! 

Red Velvet Popcorn tips

  • Use a wax paper lined baking sheet. The mixture is sticky until it sets. Line the baking sheet with wax paper to make cleanup much easier.
  • Red Velvet Cake. You can modify this amount depending on how much red velvet flavor you desire.
  • Allow to set before storing. The popcorn should be completely dry before breaking into pieces and storing.
  • Popcorn. Plain or kettle style popcorn is best in this recipe. I do not recommend using butter flavored popcorn.
  • Perfect for gifts or party favors. This is a gorgeous and delicious treat to give as gifts or favors at parties. Place in a cellphone bag and tie with a pretty ribbon.
  • Don’t burn the chocolate. It is important that you melt the chocolate in intervals and not all at once. This will prevent it from burning. Make sure to stir it thoroughly after each interval.
  • Crumble the cake in small pieces. Try to crumble the cake into fine pieces so it is easier to coat the popcorn.

Storage

Store the leftover popcorn in a large airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

Red velvet popcorn in a bowl.

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Red Velvet Popcorn

5 from 4 votes
Red Velvet Popcorn recipe is a delightful mix of red velvet cake crumbs, melted chocolate and popcorn. It is perfectly sweet and so easy to make.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 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
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Instructions

  • Bake the cake based on the package instructions and let it cool at room temperature.
  • Crumble approximately ⅓ of the cake.
  • 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.  Break apart the popcorn and then it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store the leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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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