White Chocolate Cake Popcorn is perfect for any occasion or celebration. So versatile, so easy and a cool treat to surprise your friends and family with!
The Best Chocolate Cake Covered Popcorn Recipe
White Chocolate Cake Popcorn is the perfect delicious sweet snack that everyone enjoys preparing and eating too! I used to believe that you had to struggle and sacrifice in order to create and serve something so wonderful. Now I know better!
Most people cover their popcorn with just white chocolate. I prefer to add a little bit of cake mix to create a wonderful cake flavor, while still enjoying every white chocolate covered bite! Definitely the best of both worlds in my opinion!
Not only is this popcorn super tasty and oh so addictive, it looks like you spent much more time preparing it than you did! People are always surprised when I share just how easy White Chocolate Cake Popcorn is to make!
The options are also plentiful (see below for some ideas) and I love having choices. Doesn't everyone? This recipe can be so different every time you make it if you want.
For this post I chose a festive color scheme. Feel free to use any color you desire or any color that suits the holiday or time of year to make this white chocolate cake popcorn!
For example, I usually include M & M's with this treat and luckily M & M's have special colors, depending on the season. So for Christmas I would use green and red, for St. Patrick's Day green, for Valentine's Day red and Independence Day in the United States the red and blue. You get the idea.
Choose your favorite ingredients, not forgetting the pretzels and the salt they bring to this sweet treat (if that is what you are looking for). You have a different tasty result, every time.
With your different, favorite treats and even a few drops of food coloring (or chocolate melts) in the white chocolate, your dessert will have a totally different look to it! Always delicious and there is nothing wrong with being seasonal and fun too!
We ate this popcorn so much at first and we had a blast figuring out our favorite way to make this snack! Now though we eat it once and a while, thank goodness. Like they say "everything in moderation"!
White Chocolate Gourmet Popcorn
This White Chocolate Cake Popcorn tastes like popcorn from an expensive candy store only at a fraction of the cost. This homemade version not only tastes better and is so much better because you have made it customized to your liking.
I love when I am able to find a much cheaper alternative to something I really crave and I just can't justify purchasing because of the cost? This is one of those recipes.
Now you have a relatively inexpensive treat that takes little time to prepare and is so easy that you will be making it all the time! You know when you try something new, and love it, you eat it regularly until you just slow it down and then stop the obsession.
The Best Edible Gift
This White Chocolate Popcorn makes one of the greatest edible gifts! The perfect, reasonably priced or inexpensive, addictive treat is great for neighbors, teachers, friends and family! Easily made by adults and children alike, this is something you can have a ton of fun with.
To make this into an edible gift, all you may need is a cup or container of some kind and/or some cellophane wrap and some ribbon. I have filled a paper cup with popcorn that I purchased at the local dollar store with a seasonal pattern on it.
Next, I placed it on top of a square cut piece of cellophane, lifted and gathered all of the cellophane together and tied it up with ribbon. Add a gift tag on it and there you have it, your edible gift is ready to go!
How do I serve it?
You have a couple options besides preparing the popcorn portioned as an edible gift.
First, you can serve a big bowl of popcorn and have everyone grabbing handfuls out of the bowl. Or you can serve little bowls full of popcorn, ready to eat, and refill them as necessary. I find the second option to be a little more sanitary.
Regardless, everyone is going to devour and be grateful for this amazing sweet treat!
Best White Chocolate Snack Mix with Popcorn
What can you add into White Chocolate Popcorn
First, remember you can flavor or color the popcorn any way you want to. From chocolate melts, which flavor or color the white chocolate, to food coloring, you can have a blast planning what your popcorn will look and taste like!
Now that you see how easy this sweet treat is to make, you need to have a look at our list of favorite possible additions to pick from. If I am missing anything please let me know in the comments so I can add it in. The longer the list the better.
Feel free to add as much or as little of each as you like but I usually add between ¼ to ½ cup of 2 or 3 different choices. If I am looking for a salty and sweet treat I make sure to add mini salted pretzels with the popcorn.
If I want sweet, I just skip the pretzels and make my choices accordingly.
Also, sometimes I don't add the butter or cake mix at all. I just add the melted white chocolate, all by itself. Just make sure the popcorn and your chosen treats are coated with the white chocolate, add sprinkles and anything else required or desired!
- nuts like peanuts, almonds, cashews or coconut
- caramel popcorn
- M&Ms of all kinds
- bite sized pretzels, I find the sticks make eating a challenge at times
- toffee or caramel bits
- extra sea salt
- malt balls
- mini or sliced chocolate candy bars like Snickers, Kit Kat or Oh Henry
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Reese's Pieces
- mini marshmallows
- sprinkles or sparkles
- Any other candy you desire!
How do you store White Chocolate Popcorn
This popcorn can get soft pretty quick, due to the white chocolate. However, I have found when I put this in an airtight container, it definitely doesn’t get soft, as fast. Anything with a working lid will do, just in case this is the one time there are leftovers!
You can easily store this popcorn for up to about 4 or 5 days, in the airtight container and at room temperature. It’s so tasty and addictive though, it never lasts that long!
Ingredients in White Chocolate Cake Popcorn
- microwaved bag of popped popcorn (or equivalent)
- melted butter
- white cake mix
- melted white chocolate
- sprinkles of your choice (or more if you want)
- white chocolate pretzels
- M & M's
How to make White Chocolate Cake Popcorn
If you're like me and you hate biting unpopped popcorn kernels then dump your popped popcorn onto a rimmed baking sheet. This way you can remove the kernels and avoid anyone breaking a tooth.
Your other option is a trick I learned years ago I was taught this trick to dump all of your popped popcorn onto a cooling rack or grate and watch the kernels fall right through all of the holes! So much simpler than picking through your popcorn one piece a a time!
In an extra large bowl toss popcorn with melted butter, then sprinkle cake mix all over your popcorn and toss until coated. The butter added here allows the cake mix to stick to the popcorn.
Drizzle the white chocolate, as evenly as possible, all over the popcorn. Toss again until the chocolate totally covers all of the popcorn.
Pour out onto a rimmed sheet pan, spread out, and then add sprinkles, pretzels, and M&M’s.
Allow to dry or set on baking sheet on your counter for about 2 hours ( you can start munching after 15 minutes though) This popcorn must be dry or set before you place it in an airtight container.
Serve as desired and enjoy!
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White Chocolate Cake Popcorn Video
White Chocolate Cake Popcorn
- standard bag of microwave popcorn, or equivalent
- ½ cup butter, melted or 1 stick
- ½ cup white cake mix
- 1 ½ cup white chocolate, melted
- 2 tablespoons sprinkles or sparkles of your choice or more if you want
- ½ cup white chocolate pretzels homemade or store bought
- ¼ cup M&M’s
- If you're like me and hate biting down on the unpopped popcorn, I recommend that you dump your popped popcorn onto a rimmed baking sheet. This way you can remove the excess kernels and avoid anyone breaking a tooth. Your other option is a trick I learned years ago I was taught this trick to dump all of your popped popcorn onto a cooling rack or grate and watch the kernels fall right through all of the holes! So much simpler than picking through your popcorn one piece a a time!
- Toss popcorn with melted butter, then sprinkle cake mix all over your popcorn and toss until coated.
- Drizzle the white chocolate, as evenly as possible, all over the popcorn.
- Toss again until the popcorn is completely covered with the chocolate.
- Pour coated popcorn out onto a rimmed sheet pan, spread out and separate pieces into smaller chunks.
- Add sprinkles, pretzels, and M&Ms
- Allow to dry or set on baking sheet on your counter for about 2 hours (although you can start munching after 15 minutes). This popcorn must be dry or set before you place it in an airtight container. Serve as desired and enjoy!