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5 from 6 votes

A great recipe to make Red Velvet Popcorn!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
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!


  • Pop your popcorn ahead of time. I'm old school and do it in a large stock pot on the stove.
  • 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.
  • Allow to cool a little bit. Pouring piping hot liquid over popcorn causes it to shrink so always allow some cool down time.
  • Pour over popcorn and mix thoroughly until evenly coated.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees, low is good, we're not cooking the popcorn, we're drying it out, even 200 degrees would work.
  • Pour the popcorn on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Place in oven for 30 to 60 minutes. You need to be turning it over every 15 minutes or so.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Serve with a big old oops I did it again smile!