Cake Batter Popcorn

You guys, I absolutely LOVE the recipes that my sister either creates or finds & makes them her own. If you’ve been following Spread the Yay since we started in January, you probably remember her Fiesta Yams recipe or even her Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts. {If you haven’t seen them yet, check them out now!} She passes along the most delicious recipes that are simple, fun to create, and don’t take long to make. So today, she’s sharing another favorite – Cake Batter Popcorn. I promise you will want to save this as a favorite on your phone or computer because it is the BEST. {Friends & family that have experienced this at our celebrations – am I right?!} Enjoy everyone!

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Warning! This recipe will create a highly addictive {and delicious} substance. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Cake batter popcorn is always a crowd pleaser, and is amazingly simple to make! It’s one of those magical dishes that people taste and say “WOW! What did you put in this?!” …and you almost don’t want to tell them because it’s so easy. But you tell them anyway, because let’s be honest, everyone should have this popcorn in their lives.

1 bag of pre-popped popcorn (about 16 cups)
*I like to use Skinny Pop Original flavor
1 bag (12oz.) of white chocolate chips
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup cake mix
**See Pro tip below!
Sprinkles or candy
Wax paper
1. Prepare a flat surface with wax paper–you’ll need about the space of two cookie sheets.
2. Microwave the white chocolate chips and vegetable oil, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
3. While the chocolate is melting, pour half of your popcorn into a large mixing bowl. Don’t fill the bowl more than halfway, or it’ll be hard to mix.
4. Once the chocolate is melted, gently stir in the cake mix. The mixture should still be slightly runny–if it seems too thick, add another dash of oil.
5. Pour half of the melted chocolate mixture over the popcorn, and stir gently with a large spoon until the popcorn is coated. {Or get your hands dirty and just go for it!}
6. Spread the popcorn out onto the wax paper, and repeat the process with the remaining popcorn.
7. Before the chocolate starts to harden, be sure to add your toppings. My go-to is usually sprinkles, but you can definitely get creative with this: candy, crushed oreos, peanuts–go wild!
After about 30 minutes, your popcorn should be cooled and set. If you can stop yourself from eating the whole batch, break it into chunks and serve it up!
**Pro tip: this recipe was created with vanilla or “funfetti” cake mix in mind, but it tastes great with any flavor {even brownie mix!).
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