Gluten Free Red Velvet Popcorn Valentine's Treat

Monday, January 27, 2014

Microwave popcorn gets festive for Valentine's Day with crumbs of red velvet cake, red velvet M&Ms and melted vanilla candy!  It's served with a fan-tache-stic Valentine's message to make someone's February 14th a little sweeter.
Red Velvet Popcorn Valentine'sTreat with Mustache Printable from
Serves 8 to 10

Red Velvet Popcorn Valentine's Treat 

Popcorn and cake are two of my all-time favorite treats. And since Valentine's Day seems to get paired with Red Velvet cake (which just happens to be another favorite of mine), it seemed like a great idea to bring these two together for a festive love day treat! Red Velvet is the star of this treat, appearing in the cake crumbs and in the Red Velvet flavored M&Ms.

With this popcorn, you get sweet and salty--lots of sweet and just a little bit salty. You'll need to make or buy a red velvet cake beforehand, so you'll have the crumbs needed. The red velvet M&Ms were picked up at Walmart. Unfortunately, I don't think they've made their way to the UK yet, so this recipe is especially for my stateside buddies. The melted candy binds everything together into lovely chunks of red velvety popcorn.

I mustache you to be my Valentine free printable from
I've tied these treats with a simple ribbon threaded through a mustache valentine that you can print for free! The valentine says "I mustache you to be my Valentine" and it comes in four lovely colors for personal use only. Get the recipe and the printable by clicking "read more"!

Update: This freebie is no longer available for download. 
Red velvet cake crumbswith red velvet popcorn from

Ingredients for Valentine's red velvet popcorn from


For the popcorn
1/4 cooked gluten free  Red Velvet cake
1 pack Red Velvet M&Ms
1 pack Wilton pink candy melts
1 bag microwave popcorn, any variety

And don't forget your Valentine's card! Here's the I mustache you to be my Valentine download! 

Valentine's Red Velvet Popcorn from
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Red Velvet Popcorn Valentine's Treat
  1. Use a fork to scrape crumbs from 1/4 of a cooked red velvet sheet cake (about two slices worth)
  2. Meanwhile, pop the popcorn in the microwave according to the instructions on the packet
  3. Melt the entire bag of candy melts in the microwave
  4. Pour the popped popcorn onto greaseproof paper
  5. Cover with the melted candy
  6. Scatter over the crumbed red velvet cake
  7. Sprinkle a few handfuls of Red Velvet M&Ms 
  8. Leave to set about 30 minutes until an hour
  9. Scoop into clear bags and tie with a ribbon and attach a I mustache you to be my Valentine print out
Red Velvet Cake Crumbs with Red Velvet Popcorn for Valentine's Day from

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  1. This recipe is completely new to me. It's so interesting; I must pin this for later!

  2. What an awesome idea to sprinkle the popcorn with crumbled cake! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

  3. This popcorn looks SO GOOD! I'm pinning to my Valentine's board! This is such a cute printable! Love it, thanks!

    1. Thank you for stopping by & for the pin, Jen! :)

  4. This looks scrumptious! I love the flavor of red velvet cake and I never would have thought to pair that with popcorn. Great idea!

    1. Thanks, Carrie! :) I love red velvet, too! Thanks for stopping by

  5. Anyonita, popcorn is my absolute favorite treat and I love how you dressed it up in red velvet. Can't wait to try it out!

    1. Thanks, Amy! :) I can't wait to crumble up other kinds of cake to pair with popcorn!

  6. Yummy! I have to try this! I'd love for you to share this on Worthwhile Wednesdays @

  7. Thanks for sharing this with us at our Marvelous Monday Party! Pinning and hope to see you again next week! I'm a popcorn lover too!

    1. Thanks for the pin, Deb! Popcorn lovers unite! :)

  8. G'day! I could so go for some of this right now!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  9. So cute, Anyonita! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

  10. Love popcorn treats... This is perfect for Valentine's Day. Thanks for sharing them on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party and I hope that you will join us again this week for our Snack Food theme party.

  11. Oh my! This looks truly decadent. Popcorn is my go-to healthy snack - not any more! I'll now be adding all sorts of goodies to it!


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