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Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

 
When I was saw this recipe by Mrs. Schwatz a few weeks ago, I knew I had to stop everything and make it immediately. Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn? Yes, please. As a lover of anything salty and sweet, I knew it would be a winner. Plus, it involved rainbow sprinkles. Enough said.
 
I made this the day before going on vacation, and had grand plans to take it with me in little plastic baggies for the flight.
 
Let’s just say it never made it that far.
 
Between munching all day while I worked and going back for “just one more kernel”, all I had left to fill my plastic baggies were popcorn seeds. Oops.
 
Here’s what ya need!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

Simple yellow cake mix, some popcorn (I just popped one bag in the microwave), vegetable shortening, white chocolate chips and sprinkles. Five ingredients—it doesn’t get better than that!

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

The first step is melting your white chocolate. I just zapped this in the microwave in short thirty-second intervals until it was all melted. I think it took a minute and a half total.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

Then, stir in your vegetable shortening to the melted white chocolate …

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

And add cake mix! How fun is that? I would never in a million years think to add dry cake mix to melted chocolate. The recipe says to add 1 – 1 ½ cups cake mix, but I would err on the lesser side because it makes the chocolate mixture really, really thick.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

Add this to the popcorn and use your hands to toss everything together—watch out, it’s gonna get messy! Don’t worry if you don’t get all the white chocolate cake batter clumps perfectly mixed in with the popcorn. It will harden anyway and work out just fine.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

Now comes my favorite part: sprinkles! I love rainbow sprinkles and add them to anything and everything.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

Let the popcorn cool and set to harden up a bit—if you can stand it to wait, that is.

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

Ta-dah! How fun and festive is that?
 
I love taking a perfectly healthy snack like natural popcorn and dumping chocolate and cake mix on it, don’t you?

 
 
 
Tasty Kitchen Blog: Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn. Guest post by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run; recipe submitted by TK member Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen.

If you want to be sneaky, you can put this in a bag, hide it in the bottom of your largest purse and hit up the movies with your girlfriends. You didn’t hear that from me though.
 
Thank you, Mrs. Schwartz, for such a fun easy recipe! Head over to her blog Mrs. Schwartz’s Kitchen to find more of her recipes.

Editor’s note: If you need to visit her blog in stealth mode, perhaps while at work or in the middle of a boring meeting, you may want to switch off the audio in your machine. That way, no one will hear the distinct intro of “Land Down Under” start playing. On second thought, letting it play audibly might help explain things to people around you if you plan to sing along with the chorus and start belting, “You better run, you better take cover. Yeah!”

 
 

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Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn

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Salty, sweet, crunchy and colorful! What else would you want in a snack or dessert?

Ingredients

  • 1-½ cup Melted Almond Bark Or White Chocolate
  • ¼ cups Vegetable Shortening
  • 1-½ cup White Or Yellow Cake Mix
  • 6 cups Popcorn (popped)
  • ¼ cups Sprinkles

Preparation Instructions

Melt the almond bark/chocolate in the microwave. I put it in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between each 30 seconds until it is fully melted.

Add the vegetable shortening to the almond bark/chocolate and stir until it is melted. I usually don’t have to put it back in the microwave to completely melt it but you can if you have to.

Then add the cake mix to the almond bark/chocolate.

Pour the coating onto the popcorn and coat evenly. I use 2 spoons and toss it almost like a salad.

Pour the popcorn out onto cookie sheets to cool/harden. Sprinkle immediately with your choice of sprinkles.

Wait until fully hardened (if you can) and enjoy!

 
 
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Jenna is a food writer who has worked as a pastry chef and bread baker. Her blog Eat, Live, Run has great recipes, travel stories, and the perfect slogan: “Celebrating life, one crumb at a time.”

 

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Joanna on 3.28.2012

We make something similar at Christmas time–popcorn, white chocolate bark (with or without a little shortening, as needed), and red and green sugar sprinkled over the top. Easy and festive!

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Lauren's Latest on 3.28.2012

And I just died.

Laura on 3.28.2012

And I JUST got to work! Suddenly I feel very… faint. ;)

Linda on 3.28.2012

Sandi, I too wondered about the salt but it must’ve already been in the micro-wave packet. I would want to air-pop my own and then probably have to add salt to the mixture.

Sarah B on 3.28.2012

Am I the only one who looked at this and thought about how incredibly unhealthy it is??

Allyn on 3.28.2012

Wow. That looks kind of amazing. If our girls beach trip works out this summer (please of please) I will definitely be making this as a road trip snack! I mean, how much more girly does it get that sprinkles?!

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Megan {Country Cleaver} on 3.28.2012

How fun is THAT!?!? Brilliant!

Andrea H. on 3.28.2012

Totally going to buy these ingredients TODAY! No birthdays in sight, yet this seems necessary, somehow. ;)

LJM on 3.28.2012

FYI: Just wanted to let everyone know that not all cases of ecoli associated with raw batter are from from the raw eggs. Raw flour has also been linked to ecoli. Not trying to be a downer, just food for thought.

Mrs. Schwartz on 3.28.2012

Yay! I’m so glad you liked it!!! Thank you for the feature!

Sandi, I salted the popcorn slightly. I’m a big fan of the salty sweet combination!

Jeannie Reyckert on 3.28.2012

sounds good will use it on next birthday comming up thanks for all good info Jeannie

Jeannie Reyckert on 3.28.2012

I will try the popcorn birthday cake next birthday ,have good day, boy it is sure earley. Jeannie

Sandi on 3.28.2012

Feeling silly but asking anyway… did you use plain popcorn with no butter and no salt? That’s how it looks, and that is what I would think since you are coating it, but you said you like salty and sweet, and I don’t see any salt used.

All Good in Mommyhood on 3.28.2012

Right up my alley! Looks great!

Andilynn on 3.28.2012

I’m definitely going to try this one. I love cake batter and I love popcorn. I really love the cake batter ice cream at Cold Stone. Do you have to limit the recipe to just using yellow cake mix?

The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh on 3.28.2012

Ooh how festive! You could also make them into popcorn balls and they’d be nice favors for a birthday party!

AmyB on 3.28.2012

I hate white chocolate but plan to try this today with dark and see how it tastes

Ann on 3.28.2012

This is also yummy with almond bark (but the white chocolate would do as well) or white Candiquick and leftover crushed candy canes mixed in. Add a drop or 2 of peppermint oil (no cake mix) and mix into the popcorn. YUM!