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.
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.