Valentine’s Day is a day for celebrating love and indulging in sweet treats, and what better way to do that than with fun Valentine’s Day Popcorn? This delicious snack combines the best of both worlds with its sweet and salty combination, making it perfect for satisfying any craving. Valentine’s Day Popcorn is made by drizzling popcorn with candy melts and then adding in festive M&M’s and sprinkles for a burst of color and flavor. The result is a festive and tasty treat that is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike. Whether you’re hosting a Valentine’s Day party, movie night, or just want a fun and festive snack to enjoy with your loved ones, it’s easy to make, customizable, and can even be packaged up as a delightful homemade gift for your special someone.
Valentines Day Popcorn Recipe
Popcorn, popped – we used 1 bag of our favorite butter microwave popcorn. If you use a different popcorn, you’ll need about 10 cups.
Candy Melts – we used pink and white, but you could also use red meltable candy.
Sprinkles – we sprinkled our popcorn with a fun Valentine’s sprinkle mix.
Cupid’s Mix M&M’s – my boys love M&Ms with their popcorn, so we also added the fun Valentines colored Cupid’s Mix.
Step 1: Add a piece of parchment paper to a large baking sheet.
Step 2: Add the popped popcorn in a single layer on the baking sheet covered with parchment.
Step 3: Melt the white candy melts by adding to a microwave safe bowl and microwaving on 20 second intervals, stirring well between each.
Step 4: Once melted, drizzle the candy over the popcorn.
Step 5: Sprinkle with about half of the sprinkles and M&Ms.
Step 6: Melt the pink candy melts, then drizzle over the popcorn.
Step 7: Sprinkle the rest of the sprinkles & M&Ms.
Step 8: Allow the mixture to set, until candy melt drizzles are solid. Then, toss and break up into small pieces.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container.
Can I drizzle the popcorn with melted chocolate?
Absolutely! Candy melts are a vanilla candy that is easily melted, almost like almond bark, but you can also melt milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate candy to drizzle the popcorn with.
Are there other candy mix-in options?
In addition to M&Ms, there are many other candy mix-ins that can take your popcorn to the next level. For those with a sweet tooth, try adding some mini marshmallows for a gooey and indulgent treat. Another popular choice is to mix in some chocolate covered pretzels for a salty-sweet combination that is sure to satisfy any craving. If you’re a fan of fruity flavors, consider adding some gummy bears or sour gummy worms to your popcorn for a fun and unexpected twist. And for those who enjoy a bit of crunch, sprinkling in some chopped up peanut butter cups or toffee pieces can add a delicious texture to your snack. With so many options to choose from, the possibilities for candy mix-ins with popcorn are endless.
Can you use air popped popcorn instead of microwave?
Yes, you can definitely use air-popped popcorn instead of microwave popcorn. Air-popped popcorn is a healthier alternative to the pre-packaged, too. It is made by simply heating up the kernels in a special machine that uses hot air to pop them. The result is a light and fluffy snack that can be enjoyed on its own or seasoned with your favorite toppings. Air-popped popcorn is also lower in calories and free of added oils and preservatives. Plus, it allows you to have more control over the flavor and seasoning, so you can customize it to your liking. Some people even argue that the taste and texture of air-popped popcorn is superior to that of microwave popcorn. Whether you’re looking for a healthier option or simply prefer the taste of air-popped popcorn, it’s easy to make the switch and enjoy this classic snack in a more natural and wholesome way.
Where do you find Candy Melts?
Candy Melts can be found in a variety of places, making them easily accessible for anyone looking to create beautifully decorated sweets and treats. One of the most common places to find Candy Melts is at craft stores, like Michaels or Hobby Lobby as they are often used for candy making and baking projects. These stores typically have a wide selection of colors and flavors to choose from, allowing for endless possibilities when it comes to creating delicious and visually appealing desserts. In addition to craft stores, Candy Melts can also be found at specialty baking supply shops, party supply stores, and some grocery stores- we often get ours at Walmart. If you can’t find Candy Melts, the Meltables and Melt ‘Ems brands are great, as well.
We hope you love this fun and festive Valentine’s Popcorn treat. We love a good sweet and salty popcorn snack, and this one is a lot of fun to make. The combination of popcorn and candy is a favorite among our kids, they even enjoy making the popcorn themselves with a little help.
Other Valentine’s Day Treats you will love
Valentine’s Hot Chocolate – delicious white hot chocolate, dyed pink and topped with whipped cream and festive sprinkles.
Valentine Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies – this fun twist on the classic peanut butter blossom is made with heart shaped peanut butter and chocolate candy.
Valentine’s Chex Mix– another festive snack mix for Valentine’s.
Valentine’s Day Pretzels – butter snap pretzels sandwich Hershey’s Hugs candies, and they’re dipped in melted candy and sprinkled with festive sprinkles.
- 1 bag of popcorn, popped, kernels removed
- ½ cup pink candy melts
- ½ cup white candy melts
- 2 tbsp. Valentines sprinkles
- ¼ cup Valentines M&Ms
- Add a piece of parchment paper to a large baking sheet.
- Add the popped popcorn in a single layer.
- Melt the white candy melts by adding to a microwave safe bowl and microwaving on 20 second intervals, stirring well between each.
- Once melted, drizzle the candy over the popcorn.
- Sprinkle with about half of the sprinkles and M&Ms.
- Melt the pink candy melts, then drizzle over the popcorn.
- Sprinkle the rest of the sprinkles & M&Ms.
- Allow the mixture to set, until candy melt drizzles are solid. Then, toss.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 354
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.