Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

February 11, 2019

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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack is delicious homemade treat perfect for celebrating the day of love. Your family or significant other will love this sweet snack. Popcorn is layered with pink, red and white chocolate and fun sprinkles.

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

I heard on the news that men spend an average of over $300 on Valentine’s Day and they want women to spend over $200. In my opinion, spending that amount is absolutely unnecessary! My boyfriend and I like to do things together, so we give each other gifts that we can both enjoy. Vanilla Gift Cards are a great gift for Valentine’s Day because it allows you to decide together what you want to do for fun! Vanilla Gift Cards can be found at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, H-E-B, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Sam’s Club, and Walmart.

Valentine's Day Gift Card

You can make the act of giving a gift card a little more personal by including a special card or snack. This Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack is perfect for this occasion and it is so easy to make. You can put the popcorn in little buckets or in baggies with a cute tag.

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack in buckets

Vanilla Gift Cards are also great gift ideas for teachers, friends, parents, and grandparents!

What You Need for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

1 bag unpopped plain popcorn kernels
1/4 C Wilton pink candy melts
1/4 C Wilton bright white candy melts
1/4 C Wilton red candy melts
1/4 C Valentine’s Day M & M candies
Valentine’s Day nonpareils (these are tiny sugar balls)
Valentine’s Day sprinkles

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack Ingredients

How To Make Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

For this Valentine’s Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack, you will end up with 3 layers of chocolate and sprinkles on top of the popcorn.

First, line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. (This is not going in the oven, so you can use either.) Pop your popcorn in the microwave according to the instructions on the bag. Here’s a trick: when you start counting 3 seconds in between pops, that means the popcorn is done. You can also use pre-packaged plain popcorn or you can pop the popcorn in an Intsant Pot. Kettle corn would also taste really good in this recipe.

Spread 8 cups of the popped popcorn in a single layer on the lined cookie sheet. You will use almost the whole bag.

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack Process

In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the pink candy melts for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir until completely melted and smooth. Microwave in 10 second intervals if still not melted. The candy melts will keep their shape until you start to mix them. Using a spoon, drizzle on top of the popcorn. Do this step with small amounts. If you take a heaping spoonful, it will fall on the popcorn in big clumps. Immediately sprinkle the Valentine’s Day nonpareils on top of the melted pink chocolate.

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

Add the white candy melts to a separate microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle on top of the popcorn. Before the white chocolate hardens, sprinkle Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top of the melted white chocolate.

In a third microwave safe bowl, microwave the red candy melts and drizzle all over the popcorn. Immediately place the Valentine’s Day M&M candies on top of the melted red chocolate.

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour to allow the chocolate to completely harden. Once hardened, break the popcorn into bite-size pieces.

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag unpopped plain popcorn kernels
  • 1/4 C Wilton pink candy melts
  • 1/4 C Wilton bright white candy melts
  • 1/4 C Wilton red candy melts
  • 1/4 C Valentine's Day M & M candies
  • Valentine's Day nonpareils
  • Valentine's Day sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Pop your popcorn in the microwave according to the instructions on the bag. 
  2. Spread 8 cups of the popped popcorn in a single layer on the lined cookie sheet. 
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the pink candy melts for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir until completely melted and smooth. Microwave in 10 second intervals if still not melted. The candy melts will keep their shape until you start to mix them. Using a spoon, drizzle on top of the popcorn. Immediately sprinkle the Valentine's Day nonpareils on top of the melted pink chocolate.
  4. Add the white candy melts to a separate microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds. Stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle on top of the popcorn. Before the white chocolate hardens, sprinkle Valentine's Day sprinkles on top of the melted white chocolate.
  5. In a third microwave safe bowl, microwave the red candy melts and drizzle all over the popcorn. Immediately place the Valentine's Day M&M candies on top of the melted red chocolate.
  6. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour to allow the chocolate to completely harden. Once hardened, break the popcorn into bite-size pieces.

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

Tips for Chocolate Popcorn Snack

  • Candy melts are found in the baking aisle. You can choose from a variety of colors. Try this for other holidays like the 4th of July and Halloween.
  • Be generous with the sprinkles, as many fall through the popcorn to the cookie sheet.
  • If you want the popcorn to stick together even more, try layering half of the popcorn and then chocolate, and then the rest of the popcorn and chocolate again.

Easy Valentine's Day Chocolate Popcorn Snack

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Caitlin
    February 11, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Wow that popcorn looks AMAZING!

  • Reply
    Jamie
    February 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    How fun! This would be the perfect gift for my neighbors – thank you for the idea! 🙂

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