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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

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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Lauren on 4.28.2012

Ok so I have what is probably a stupid question lol but for the cake mix, do you keep it dry from out of the box or do you mix it with the eggs and such then use it? Lol

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RaeRae on 4.5.2012

This is perfect! My daughter and a group of 12 girls are exchanging recipes today, and sharing treats. I’m bringing this one. I’ve seen in all over pinterest lately, too, so I can’t be the only one that thinks this one’s a winner! I’ll let you know how it turns out. (I’m using mini M&Ms, ’cause I’m not a fan of sprinkles)

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Faith (An Edible Mosaic) on 3.30.2012

I just made this and I’m super excited to see how it turns out! When I made it, I followed the recipe as written on Tasty Kitchen (using 1 1/2 cups cake mix); the chocolate/cake mixture was pretty thick and it was somewhat difficult to coat the popcorn. I just checked out the recipe on Mrs. Schwartz’s blog and it says to use 1 cup cake mix — I guess that typo is the problem! I’m waiting for it to harden, hopefully it will turn out. Next time I’ll definitely only use 1 cup though. :)

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ltlbitz4 on 3.29.2012

This looks likes so much fun to make with the kids. I can’t wait to try this.

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Amanda on 6.2.2016

Make this! but read the reviews so avoid pitfalls. I took it to a birthday party & was worried because it wasn’t set when I arrived, but no one cared! It tasted so good they just dug in, mess & all. Eventually it did harden (it took about an hour because we were outdoors on a hot day), I was happy with the consistency. I used white chocolate chips and coconut oil, which I think added to flavor. For the cake mix, I followed the suggestion of other reviewers to decrease the amount to 5 tablespoons. Next time I will measure out the 1.5 cups of cake mix and add it 1 or 2 spoonfuls at a time, stopping when it gets to a good consistency. I took a layered approach to adding the coating to the popcorn, I added one third of all of the ingredients at a time to mix them and I think this helped for a more even distribution. Will definitely make again!

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debsacry on 8.29.2012

I made mine with rainbow chip cake mix so I didn’t have to buy sprinkles. The batter was a little think with the above measurements so I added about 1/4 cup more oil and also was able to use 10 cups of popcorn. Very yummy!

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Megan Custy Lee on 6.6.2012

This was tatsy, but not perfect. The amount of cake mix is too much. The mixture was so thick I had to add some oil to thin it. I think even half a cup of cake mix would be plenty. As the recipe is written the popcorn was super sweet. Cute idea, though. The guests at my daughter’s b-day loved it.

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lesliepie on 4.14.2012

We made this for family movie night – yum! We found that the white chocolate/cake mix mixture went pretty far; we easily used 10+ cups of popcorn. I was glad, because there was more to eat! We did have to hide it in the pantry the next day, and it still did not last 24 hours.

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stefcia on 4.11.2012

Love it! I used kettle corn microwave popcorn.

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