5 from 6 votes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
A great recipe to make Red Velvet Popcorn!
Course: Snack
Author: adapted from Connor's Cooking
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla salt
  • 10 cups popcorn
  • Red Gel Food Colouring- use what you're comfortable with. I used ALOT!
  1. Pop your popcorn ahead of time. I'm old school and do it in a large stock pot on the stove.
  2. In a large saucepan combine all the other ingredients except the food colouring. Cook over medium heat until well combined and a bit bubbly. Remove from heat. Add the food colouring and whisk until well combined.
  3. Allow to cool a little bit. Pouring piping hot liquid over popcorn causes it to shrink so always allow some cool down time.
  4. Pour over popcorn and mix thoroughly until evenly coated.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Preheat oven to 250 degrees, low is good, we're not cooking the popcorn, we're drying it out, even 200 degrees would work.
  7. Pour the popcorn on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Place in oven for 30 to 60 minutes. You need to be turning it over every 15 minutes or so.
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  10. Serve with a big old oops I did it again smile!