Red Velvet Popcorn

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Red Velvet has definitely become a popular confectionary over the past couple of years. From cakes to cupcakes to even pancakes, Red Velvet with is subtle chocolate flavor and deep red color can be found in many bakeries, restaurants, and cafes. While the origins of this cake are unknown, it is said that Red Velvet originally got its red color from buttermilk reacting with the cocoa powder in the mix. Topped off with cream cheese icing the cake is moist, sweet, and not super chocolaty, which gives the dessert mass appeal.

Talk about having your cake and eating it too! An ideal dessert to serve on Valentine’s Day (or any time for that matter). This recipe will appeal to Red Velvet and Popcorn lovers alike. Here’s how to make Red Velvet Popcorn.

Recipe Adapted From Inspired by Charm

Red Velvet Popcorn

What You’ll Need:

1 Red Velvet Cake (made from a boxed mix)

8 cups popped popcorn (roughly 1/2 cups of unpopped kernels)
3 cups red velvet cake crumbs (about 1/3 of a 9 x 13 cake)
22 oz. (2 bags) white chocolate chips
Butter for Greasing

1)   Make the cake according to the box’s instructions, remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
2)   Pop your popcorn either using an air popper or on the stovetop. You can also pop the corn in the microwave. Divide the kernels in half and place in two separate brown paper bags. Microwave each bag in the microwave as you would normal store-bought microwave popcorn.
3)   Cut about 1/3 of the Red Velvet cake off and then cut into small cubes. Create “Red Velvet crumbs” by mashing the cake in a bowl by hand or with a potato masher or by placing in a food processor for a few pulses. Set the Red Velvet crumbs aside.
4)   Make a double boiler by placing a metal bowl over a pot filled with water. Add a little butter to the double boiler and then add the white chocolate chips to melt.
5)   Put your popcorn in a large bowl, (for this recipe – remove any unpopped kernels).
6)   Pour the melted white chocolate over the popcorn and stir to coat completely.
7)   Line a baking pan with waxed paper and pour the popcorn and white chocolate mixture into the pan.
8)   Sprinkle the Red Velvet crumbs over the popcorn mixture. Turn the popcorn over with a spatula and sprinkle more crumbs so that the popcorn is evenly coated.
9)   Let the popcorn cool and set.
10) Serve and enjoy!

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