Birthday Cake Popcorn

Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe) If you’ve ever had the honor to help host a baby/wedding shower for one of your friends, you know how tough it can be to think of the perfect treats to serve. I’m all about healthy eating and getting in my green juice and smoothies when I can, but when I go to a party or shower, I want the junk food to flow like wine if you know what I mean. A few years ago when I hosted a baby shower for my friend Candace, I was looking for something that would not only taste delicious, but also look adorable on the treat table. I knew I had found the answer to my prayers when I came across birthday cake popcorn recipe online, and if I thought it looked and sounded good just by the photo and name, my expectations were exceeded once I actually tasted it. IT’S CRAZY GOOD!

Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe)Birthday Cake Popcorn, makes 6 cups.
Taken from Tasty Kitchen’s

1 1/2 cups melted white chocolate or almond bark
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups white cake mix
6 cups of popcorn
1/4 cup sprinkles

Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe) Melt the chocolate or bark in a microwave safe container for 30 second intervals (stirring each time) until melted and smooth. Add the vegetable shortening to the warm chocolate and stir until combined. Add the cake mix into the chocolate/shortening mixture.

Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe) Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe) Pour the popcorn into a large bowl, pour the warm chocolate over the popcorn, and stir until evenly coated. It helps to use two spoons to toss the popcorn like you are tossing a salad. A sweet, salty, delicious salad.

Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe) Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe) Pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper and immediately coat in sprinkles before the mixture hardens. Once the popcorn is totally cool, you can store or enjoy! The popcorn should stay good for a few days in an airtight container.

Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe) Gimmie! Birthday cake popcorn! (click through for recipe) This stuff is ah-MAZING. It’s basically like popcorn and Lucky Charms cereal had a delicious baby together. I love how the sprinkles add an extra punch of colorful fun, which, of course, is what every good dessert table needs, right? This is also a great choice for showers and parties because you can serve it in individual little popcorn boxes or even hand out in bags to be the party favor that guests take home. Although, with this popcorn being as good as it is, you may have to keep an eye on your guests and make sure they aren’t stealing more than their allotted share! xo. Laura

Credits // Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with .

  • This is so cute! I’ve trying to think of a cute St. Patrick’s Day treat for my son’s teachers, I may adapt this with some green shamrock sprinkles for them. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

  • This is probably my favorite post I’ve stumbled across this month haha! I’m definitely going to be adding these ingredients to my grocery shopping list. 😉 Thanks for sharing, Laura!

  • Oh my goodness this sounds like heaven! And definitely a healthier alternative 😀 Will try this recipe out for my friend’s birthday (I think she will love it!) xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

  • Oh my goodness this sounds like heaven! And definitely a healthier alternative 😀 Will try this recipe out for my friend’s birthday (I think she will love it!) xx

    Jacqueline | Sail Away to Neverland ♡

  • do you suggest plain popcorn or adding salt? you described it as salty and sweet (which sounds amazing) but I didn’t see salt in the recipe. would like to know what you used!!! i agree with the commenter above, pretzels in it sounds awesome.

  • Gorgeous! This goes on my list fir my son’s birthday party in a couple months time ? Or perhaps I’ll just save it for myself….

  • oh my.. this is like the stuff of dreams!! i’m definitely trying!

    littlebateaux.blogspot.co.uk

  • I looooooooove that you do these videos–an amazing way to capture memories. The cinematography and music created such a laid-back and fun vibe. Looks like an amazing trip!

  • Such a cute idea! Perfect for movie nights in my opinion. I’ll definitely be using this as gifts for future birthdays!

    Mimi

  • So simple yet so unique! My little niece is turning 7 this coming Saturday so this would actually be TOO perfect for her birthday party!

  • Yum! This sounds delicious. So many of my friends and family are popcorn lovers – I should surprise them with this next time 🙂

  • This looks so yummy! I’ll definitely be giving this a go, so easy to make and it looks amazing too!
    Aleeha xXx

  • We have two birthdays week in our family and they are going to be happily surprised with this unique take on a birthday cake! Thanks for constantly inspiring us with your creativity!

  • Works with chocolate cake mix and melts too! As well as basically any color/cake mix combo you might wanna give a whirl as well. and now I gotta reset my fitbit to nag me to hit 12,500 step goal for the rest of Match if I wanna wear all the new spring clothes I’m sewing for myself! But totally worth it, thanks for both the brilliant springboard for a delightfully tasty AND visually gorgeous snack as well as stumbling onto a site that will be eating my weekend as I fall into your amazing blog (it’s cold wet AND raining out, so I feel no – or at least minimal – guilt in spending it mostly on my butt. Between popcorn runs.) exploring you brilliant ideas!

    Oh – and as yet another bit of proof your idea was a genius one? It also works with equal brilliance using gluten free cake mix – a lifesaver for a celiac like myself. You can also use the homemade master cake mix recipes too in place of store bought. (I may be on a bit of an extreme sugar high after starting my experimentation, sorry to babble. I was sent the link by a fried – who is hoping I make several kinds for her upcoming party and in the testing and tasting I may well have consumed more sugar today then I normally ingest in several weeks, if not a whole month. It would appear sleep is something I won’t see for a few days, but totally worth it! Super tasty and utterly gorgeous.) I think I will make a giant rainbow effect using this popcorn as backdrop for the containers of other treats for the party!

  • I just made this and am waiting for it to dry – it looks so yummy! A few notes for those of you who are making this at home:

    I tried to double the recipe and ended up having to pop up 36 cups of popcorn (!!) The amount of batter I made by doubling the ingredients was enough to sextuple (is that a word?) the batch amount. So be prepared with some extra popcorn handy while you’re making this, just in case!

  • I ended up making this with the kids I work with, and they loved it. it was a hit!!!!!!

  • Laura,

    Thanks for sharing popcorn and Lucky Charms cereal. The combination of Popcorn and chocolate is not only innovative but yummy too. Well Done!!

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