This Birthday Cake Popcorn Mix is a fun snack idea for parties, your favorite movie, or just because! It gets its flavor from cake mix and cake-flavored Oreos and is full of sprinkles and candy pieces.
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Confession: I’ve been holding out on y’all! I’ve been wanting to share this Birthday Cake Popcorn Mix recipe for MONTHS now, and I’m just now getting the chance to post it! It’s super simple to make, and there is barely any “cooking” involved! Plus, it’s so delicious and filled to the brim with sweets and chocolate!
One great thing about Birthday Cake Popcorn Mix is that it can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to a week. This makes it a great option for parties or events where you want to have a snack on hand but don’t want to worry about making it at the last minute.
You can also use different colors and types of sprinkles to customize the popcorn to fit any theme or occasion. For example, you could use pink and blue sprinkles for a baby shower or red and green sprinkles for Christmas.
If you’re looking for a fun way to serve birthday cake popcorn mix, you can try filling clear plastic bags with the popcorn and tying them with ribbon or twine. This makes for a great party favor or gift for your guests. You could even attach a label to the bag with the name of the person or occasion you are celebrating.
Birthday Cake Popcorn Mix is a fun and unique snack that is perfect for parties, movie nights, and other special occasions. It is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. Give it a try and see for yourself! Enjoy the recipe!
Funfetti Popcorn Mix: Ingredients & Equipment
For this Birthday Cake Popcorn Mix recipe, you’ll need …
- popcorn kernels – unflavored ones are the best here, or only LIGHTLY salted/sweetened.
- yellow cake mix and Wilton vanilla-flavored candy melts – combined make the “birthday cake” flavor for your snack. You’ll melt it all together and pour it over the popcorn!
- sprinkles, M&Ms, birthday cake Oreos – assorted goodies for your birthday cake popcorn mix to make it that much sweeter! For the Oreos, you can use either the chocolate birthday cake or the golden birthday cake ones, whichever you find or prefer.
- wax paper, baking sheets – you’ll place your popcorn here while you pour melted candy on it and mix it with your sweets.
How to make Birthday Cake Flavored Popcorn
First, prep the popcorn. Pop the popcorn kernels in an air popper or by using your favorite method. Pick out any unpopped kernels. Place the popcorn in a large bowl (if it isn’t already).
Second, add your sweets. Place wax paper on two baking sheets and set it aside. Melt the Wilton candy melts according to package directions. Stir the dry cake mix into the melted candy until it’s all thoroughly combined. Working quickly, pour the candy over the popcorn and mix well. Add M&M’s and Oreo cookies and mix well once more.
Finally, add your sprinkles, wait a bit, and eat! Divide the popcorn mixture between the two baking sheets, spreading it out into a single layer and separating the pieces (it’s okay if they touch a bit). Immediately shake sprinkles over the top. Allow the popcorn to set until the candy melts harden. If necessary, break the popcorn into pieces before serving.
Popcorn with Sprinkles: FAQs
The prep time is 10 minutes, and the cooking time is 20 minutes. It’s a super fast treat!
Ha!! Yes, don’t prepare it at all. I know that sounds wacky, but the cake mix brings a lot of flavor by itself, especially when mixed with candy.
Yes, you can! After coating the popcorn in the cake mix and adding the candy/Oreos, shape it into balls. Be sure to grease or wet your hands between each ball so things don’t get too sticky.
Put them in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for up to 5-7 days. This also means you can make this Birthday Cake Popcorn a couple of days in advance as well, if needed.
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- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 2 bags (12 oz. each) Wilton vanilla-flavored candy melts
- 1/2 cup yellow cake mix
- 1 cup plain M&M's candy
- 12 Birthday Cake Oreo cookies, roughly chopped
- assorted sprinkles
- Pop the popcorn kernels in an air popper or by using your favorite method. Pick out any unpopped kernels. Place the popcorn in a large bowl (if it isn't already).
- Place wax paper on two baking sheets and set aside.
- Melt the Wilton candy melts according to package directions. Stir in the dry cake mix until thoroughly combined. Working quickly, pour the candy over the popcorn and mix well. Add M&M's and Oreo cookies. Mix well. Divide the popcorn mixture between the two baking sheets, spreading out into a single layer and separating the pieces (it's okay if they touch a bit). Immediately shake sprinkles over the top.
- Allow the popcorn to set until the candy melts have hardened. If necessary, break the popcorn into pieces before serving.
- Feel free to change up the candy! Use peanut M&M's or Reese's Pieces if you prefer!
- You can also add other mix-ins to the popcorn, such as chopped nuts or chocolate chips,
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for up to 5-7 days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 1gSugar: 43gProtein: 3g
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Originally published on September 10, 2014. Updated on January 20, 2023.