Birthday Cake Popcorn Recipe with Sprinkles

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Birthday cake popcorn is an easy sweet and salty snack that's perfect for a birthday celebration.  This birthday cake popcorn recipe is easy and fun to make and uses a cake mix to get tons of cake batter flavor without having to do any baking.

Birthday cake popcorn in a green glass dish, topped with a gold birthday candle.

Tikkido's 5th birthday celebration continues today with a quick and easy recipe for making birthday cake flavored popcorn.  With sprinkles, of course.

This is a quick and easy recipe that comes together with the microwave and in just a few minutes. 

Ingredients for birthday cake popcorn recipe on a wooden cutting board.

Birthday Cake Popcorn Recipe:

  • 6-8 cups of popcorn, popped
  • 6 oz white chocolate candy melts
  • 1/3 cup cake mix
  • sprinkles, to taste

Melted white chocolate being stirred into popcorn to make birthday cake popcorn.

Pop the popcorn, either with an air popper or with a microwave popper.  I love my microwave popcorn popper from Nordic Ware.  It's fast, easy, and doesn't require any added fat.  It's also a lot more compact to store than my old air popper.  No overheating, either!

Melt 6 ounces of white chocolate candy melts and mix into the popped popcorn.  Once coated with melted white chocolate, add 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of white cake mix powder to the chocolate coated popcorn.  Toss to cover evenly.

Birthday cake popcorn with sprinkles on a baking sheet.

Spread the chocolate and popcorn mixture on a baking sheet, and add sprinkles.  Pop the pan of popcorn in the fridge until the chocolate has cooled and hardened.

Birthday cake popcorn with sprinkles in a green glass dish.

You don't have to spread out the popcorn on a sheet pan, but spreading it thin before letting the chocolate harden makes it much easier to break up into individual small bites of popcorn later.  Letting the popcorn cool and harden in the bowl is not a particularly good idea.  Trust me.  I learned that one the hard way.

Birthday cake popcorn in a green glass dish, topped with a gold birthday candle.

Happy birthday Tikkido!  It's been an amazing 5 years so far, and I can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming years.

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