Red Velvet Popcorn


This Red Velvet Popcorn is such a fun and easy treat!

I have found that if I am not smiling, my husband automatically thinks something is wrong.

And on these rare occasions (that I am not smiling like a fool) he asks me, “What’s the matter?  What are you thinking?  What’s wrong?”

When I tell him nothing, he never believes me.  Ever.


So today I am going to make a list of some my most recent smile-killing thoughts.  I will refer him to this list then next time I am not showing teeth.


Here goes:

1.  I saw on TV today that Nicholas Cage is making another Ghost Rider movie.
WHY?  Did people enjoy the first movie so much that a sequel needed to be made?

2.  My friend told me that she thinks Kris Humphries is hot.
I am not sure that we can be friends anymore.

3.  A lady at the gym this morning said to me as I was walking into the bathroom, “Going to make your daily deposit?”
WHO SAYS THAT?  Obviously I am walking into the bathroom.  NO more discussion needs to be had.

4.  I have always thought that “nevermind” was one word.
Well, it isn’t.  Apparently.  The red squiggle line keeps telling me it’s not.

5.  I went to see a psychic last night with some friends.  The man/psychic was the guy who the show The Mentalist is based on.
Well, he didn’t look anything like Simon Baker.  Complete letdown.  Also, “letdown” is one word…didn’t know that either.

6.  Toddlers and Tiaras is not only still on the air, but sharing pearls of wisdom.  One particularly repugnant parent gives her daughter “special juice” to keep her “energized”. The special juice to which she is referring is known by the rest of the population as Mountain Dew.  Now, if the “special juice” doesn’t work, you could try giving your precious dumpling some “pageant crack” (pixy sticks) to keep her peppy.  Oh the vernacular of a Toddler and Tiara mother.

And probably my most common reoccurring, unpleasing thought…



So yeah.  Those are the deep rooted issues that I have in my life at any given moment.

I suppose my life is pretty ok.


Now, moving on to something that would be sure to put a smile on my face…

Red Velvet Popcorn.  This idea came to me over this past weekend when I was putting together the fun Valentines Party we did a few days ago.  A few of the ladies did amazing red velvet treats like these or these or these.  And then my friend Amy made some sweet Valentine’s popcorn.  I thought that combining the two would be so fun!

So I gave it a go!


It was a really simple process.  I baked up a red velvet cake…

I used a boxed mix for this cake, but if you’re looking for a great scratch recipe check out this one.

You are actually only going to need part of the cake, about 1/4 of it.  I have attached at the end of the post some fun ways to use up the rest of the cake, or heck, just eat it.


When the cake is cooled break up enough to make about 3 cups of cake crumbs.  You don’t have to be exact here, 3 cups is just a jumping off point.

Now make your popcorn and melt your white chocolate.  Pour the white chocolate over the popcorn in a large bowl and stir to coat evenly.

Transfer your wet popcorn to a wax paper lined counter and spread it out evenly.

Now sprinkle your cake crumbs all over.   I really liked the cake on the popcorn, so I used a heavy hand when adding the cake.

Then let it set up, that’s it!!

You could also give it away in bags for party gifts…

Now if you need some fun ideas for ways to use up leftover red velvet cake:

Cupcakes in a jar from Glorious Treats

Cake pops from Bakerella

Red Velvet Milkshake like this one from The Novice Chef


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Red Velvet Popcorn
  • ½ cup unpopped kernels approx 16 cups popped popcorn
  • 3 cups red velvet cake crumbs (about ¼ of a 9x13 cake)
  • 20 oz white chocolate or white melting candy, such as almond bark or disks)
  1. Pop the popcorn using an air popper into a large bowl.
  2. Melt your white chocolate according to package directions. I use a double boiler for white chocolate.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate over the popcorn and stir to coat completely.
  4. Pour the popcorn onto a waxed paper lined counter and sprinkle with your red velvet crumbs.
  5. Let it dry completely before eating.
Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

If you don't have an air popper you can use 2 bags of microwave popcorn, just make sure you get the lightly salted/buttered or a "natural".

Also, this recipe calls for approx 3 cups red velvet cake crumbs. This doesn't have to be exact. Use more or less depending on the results you desire.
If you use a boxed mix red velvet cake you will be using about ¼ of the cake. I baked mine in a 9x13 pan.



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Jill @
February 9, 2012 7:48 pm

WOW! This looks amazing…must pin this one!

February 9, 2012 7:51 pm

What about red velvet cake truffles?!?!

Jennifer Martz
Jennifer Martz
February 9, 2012 8:05 pm

So sorry about the bad day. But this popcorn looks AMAZING!!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
February 9, 2012 8:18 pm

Well it is official, you are a genius. I might as well throw away my entire wardrobe of already barely fitting clothes now…

Annie @ Annie
February 9, 2012 8:19 pm

That looks fantastic! I’ve actually been looking for a fun way to use up some popcorn I have in the cupboard, I’ll have to give this a try!

February 9, 2012 8:20 pm

So cute! I’m glad you tried it. Now I must give it a go for my Valentine.

Cookbook Queen
February 9, 2012 8:30 pm

Gorgeous!! Love this idea.

Kris Humpries looks like a caveman. The end.

February 10, 2012 10:13 am

I’m glad she said it… He totally does… Oh and this looks SO yummy!!!!

February 9, 2012 8:36 pm

Actually, the “go-go juice” was a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull.

Blog is the New Black
February 9, 2012 8:37 pm

Do you stay up all night and think up these idea?!?

February 9, 2012 8:50 pm

Wow! Just Wow! Definitely gonna try this over the weekend. Yum!

February 9, 2012 9:03 pm

Oh no, girl. “Go go juice” is Mountain Dew MIXED WITH RED BULL. Delightful parenting.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
February 9, 2012 9:10 pm

This is amazing!! Oh, I can see myself making it with so many flavors…

February 9, 2012 9:26 pm

Oh this is amazing! Can’t wait to make them!

February 9, 2012 9:27 pm

WHOAH. Mind blown. I feel like I should salute you or something! 🙂

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
February 9, 2012 9:57 pm

I love how your minds works:) So funny!

February 9, 2012 10:05 pm

This looks so good. But when I’ve tried making white chocolate popcorn I can never get the chocolate to spread evenly. Whats your trick?

Emily ~SoDomesticated~
February 9, 2012 10:06 pm

Oh my… looks yummy! Great minds must think alike, because I have a popcorn post coming up pretty soon ; )

February 9, 2012 10:12 pm

I just found your site, and I love it! You are so funny. I was looking for a banana bread recipe and found your Reese’s one. I might be drooling a little thinking about it. I need a couple of ingredients for it or I would be making it RIGHT NOW!

Macaroni and Cheesecake
February 9, 2012 10:16 pm

This is genius!!! Love it!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
February 9, 2012 10:24 pm

OMG–I am so going to say that bathroom thing next time a friend of mine goes to the bathroom. And they will probably stare at me like I am crazy while I laugh uproariously, lol.

February 9, 2012 11:29 pm

Chocolates are usually what I give in valentines. This will be a pleasant surprise for my hubby. I am planning to invite him to a movie and present him this present. Thank you for the suggestion.

February 9, 2012 11:30 pm

Yay for red velvet! Love this popcorn!

February 9, 2012 11:39 pm

You, my dear, are my Valentine’s guru. Officially.

And every boyfriend I’ve ever had has thought the same thing as your husband. can’t a girl just have non-smiley thoughts every once in a while! Sheesh.

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
February 9, 2012 11:55 pm

Cool idea! Looks pretty too!
PS. I could rant forever about Toddlers and TIaras. In fact, I wrote a whole post about it last night…

February 10, 2012 12:14 am

THANK YOU! Your post was the bright spot of my day. Made me smile. Love the “nevermind” excuse, I always thought it was one word as well.

Popcorn looks AMAZING! Pinning it right now for a day when I’m in NEED of something tasty like this!

February 10, 2012 12:50 am

I am a red velvet addict, and I’m all over this. You are brilliant!!

Lori @ RecipeGirl
February 10, 2012 1:09 am

So genius. LOVE red velvet everything and this is perfect 🙂

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
February 10, 2012 1:13 am

This looks so good. I made some white choc popcorn that Im going to blog about if I can get my act together and edit the pics…ugh. Hate that task.

I do NOT think Kris Humphries is hot. At all. I never got that one but hey, I also think Alton Brown is hot in his own way, so there 🙂

Glory/ Glorious Treats
February 10, 2012 3:27 am

This is just such a cool and creative idea!! And it looks super delicious!

February 10, 2012 7:12 am

Ok now im hungry but to lazy to cook 🙁

that does look amazing tho..

Jessica @ How Sweet
February 10, 2012 7:28 am

I’m making this happen. Oh yes I am.

Heather (Heather
February 10, 2012 7:55 am

you know, even though your friend thinks kris humphries is hot i don’t think you should abandon her…clearly she needs some guidance 🙂 and maybe some extra popcorn!

February 10, 2012 8:13 am

I laughed out loud more than a few times at the first part of that post. It was a nice treat with my coffee this morning! You’re a fab writer.

This recipe is clearly genius. I cannot wait to make it!

Also: Kris, Humprhies, Boo!

Gail McCormick
Gail McCormick
February 10, 2012 8:14 am

Just a thought…you could bake Red Velvet Cupcakes and what you don’t use….frost and eat.

Tara @
February 10, 2012 8:34 am

This looks amazing! Soooo pretty!
Not sure if I loved your story or the popcorn more!! So funny!
AND…my husband doesnt do the dishes either…or much of anything else in the house- so dont feel bad!

February 10, 2012 11:16 am

What a fabulous idea – thanks for sharing this, I am sure to try it with my kids!

February 10, 2012 1:08 pm

I love your recipes and your site so much I passed on the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out:

I can’t wait to try this recipe it combines 2 of my favorites!

February 10, 2012 1:08 pm

GREAT idea for another Red Velvet snack! And those thing would make my smile go away too. Why would anything say that to you while your entering the restroom? Weird-o!

Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio)
February 10, 2012 1:44 pm

Great idea! Red Velvet is one of my favourite treats…I can taste it now and think it will be perfect for my late night snack! What was with the lady at the gym…how WEIRD!

February 10, 2012 2:18 pm

I love this idea! I cracked up with your “My friend said Kris Humphries is hot we can’t be friends anymore” too funny!

February 10, 2012 2:39 pm

You. Just. Made. My. Day! Yum!

February 10, 2012 4:20 pm

I personally had the SAME thought about the Ghostrider movie. I expressed this opinion to my husband and he was openly offended and could NOT understand why I could possibly feel that way. Sigh. Men and stupid movies.

On a positive note – this creation is a fabulous combination of two of my favorite things. Can’t WAIT to try it!!

February 10, 2012 4:33 pm

I think this would be really good with Devil’s food chocolate cake, too!

Kim Bee
February 10, 2012 7:02 pm

I just made this but with plain chocolate cake and semi sweet chocolate. It is so good. I posted about it and linked back to your recipe, your about me page and your blog page. This is an amazing recipe. I was making a different kind and was having trouble with the recipe. So I googled and started browsing and found you. So glad I did. And Kris Humphries so not hot. But this is coming from a gal who think Lamar is so there you go. Am I ousted?

February 10, 2012 8:28 pm

I know it took away your smile, but #3 made me giggle….who DOES say that?

I think your popcorn just may be the cleverest version of red velvet anything that I have ever seen.

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
February 10, 2012 9:56 pm

This popcorn is so pretty! many possibilities now! 🙂

February 11, 2012 12:09 am

Wow. This is absolutely incredible looking! I just did some Red Velvet White Chocolate Popcorn too!

But I REALLY like this idea of putting actual cake in. Nice work 🙂

February 11, 2012 12:36 am

I just discovered your blog tonight and I love it!! I actually laughed out loud reading your list of reasons…… I so agree! Great recipe,I have to try this for my grandsons Valentine treat.

February 11, 2012 1:25 am

Lady, you just made my fiance VERY happy or at least he will be when I make this. I was running out of Red Velvet treats to make. Well, I did see some red velvet roll out cookies, but cookies intimidate me. I think I will do a red velvet dessert table for his birthday and this is definitely going on it. Thanks a bunch, love it!

Kate N.
February 11, 2012 11:38 am

I straight up cannot handle your blog. I do not have the self control. It’s amazing.