Red Velvet Popcorn Recipe

January 19, 2016Sarah Khandjian

If you love red velvet cupcakes then you're going to love this this salty sweet take on them! This red velvet popcorn is just so good!

What’s my all time favorite dessert?

I have many, but I always go back to my all time fave—red velvet everything.

And since Valentine’s Day is around the corner and according to my planner today is National Popcorn Day, what better reason than to bake a batch of cupcakes and combine the two treats. The dark red color is oh-so-festive for Valentine’s after all. But this time, I’m skipping the traditional layered cake method and adding a salty twist. My version of red velvet popcorn is a sweet and salt treat that you’re going to want to devour and it’s super easy to make too. I bet you’re going to be licking those red crumbs off your fingers!

Watch the video above to see the recipe in action!

If you love red velvet cupcakes then you're going to love this this salty sweet take on them! This red velvet popcorn is just so good!

Red Velvet Popcorn

Ingredients

2 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tbs corn syrup
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag popcorn, popped
4 red velvet cup cakes, unfrosted

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, corn syrup, powdered sugar and vanilla. Use a stand or hand mixer to combine into a creamy glaze.
  2. Fold one bag of pop corn into the cream cheese glaze.
  3. Use your hands to crumble 4 unfrosted red velvet cupcakes into the mixing bowl. Use a spatula to gently fold the cupcake pieces into the popcorn mixture.
  4. Spread it out of a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or max paper and allow it to harden, about 10 minute. Then enjoy!

If you love red velvet cupcakes then you're going to love this this salty sweet take on them! This red velvet popcorn is just so good!

If you love red velvet cupcakes then you're going to love this this salty sweet take on them! This red velvet popcorn is just so good!

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4 Comments

  • Heather @ The Deans List Blog

    January 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Sounds like a yummy recipe + such a cute video! I love popcorn, I made a popcorn treat on my blog today, too!

    1. Sarah

      January 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Thanks, Heather! Checking out your recipe now! :)

  • Stacey

    February 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Hello! I wasn’t thinking of making these as classroom treats. They sit out awhile. WIll they require refrigeration?

    Thank you!
    Stacey

    1. Sarah Khandjian

      February 11, 2018 at 9:18 am

      I wouldn’t recommend leaving them out since they have dairy in them but you could substitute the cream cheese drizzle for a royal icing drizzle and then they could be left out!

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