This is what I absolutely love about the holidays: family projects, great homemade foods, and spending time with the ones you cherish so much! This recipe is a fun take on a tradition I was raised with – popcorn strung on the Christmas tree! That popcorn just pretty, and wasn’t meant to be eaten, but this Red Velvet Popcorn is gorgeous, but is also delicious!
Watch the How-To Video Here:
Holiday Red Velvet Popcorn
- 2 Standard size bag of microwave popcorn, popped
- 1 box of red velvet cake*(baked according to directions, cooled and crumbled)
- 2 bags of white chocolate, 11 oz each
- 1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil
*or 3 store bought red velvet cupcakes, frosting “disposed of” and remaining cake crumbled
- Pop your popcorn according to directions
- To melt the white chocolate: Add the chips to a microwave safe bowl (TIP: If your chocolate is cheap, add a teaspoon of coconut oil or butter at this point) and heat the chocolate in the microwave for 1 minute on HALF POWER. Stir and then continue in 30 second bursts (STILL AT HALF POWER), stirring each time, until it’s melted and creamy. (Not a fan of the nuker? See below for tips on how to melt your chocolate on the stove-top)
- Transfer popped popcorn to a large bowl, make sure to remove any unpopped kernels
- Pour melted chocolate over the popped corn, and make sure that it is distributed evenly
- Once covered with melted chocolate, add the crumbled red velvet cake into the bowl and mix around until covered.
- Pour the red velvet popcorn on wax paper and let it stand for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Chef Jocelyn Notes
Double Boiler Method for melting chocolate
- Add 1” of water to a medium saucepan or pot and bring to a very gentle simmer.
- Place a heat-safe bowl on top of the pot so that the bottom of the bowl is not
touching the water. You want the steam from the water to gently warm the bowl.
- Add the chopped chocolate to the bowl and stir occasionally with a spatula until
smooth and melted.
- Remove the bowl from the heat and use. If the chocolate starts to become too hard,
just put the bowl back over the simmering water.