February…the month of love. What special things do you all do for Valentine’s Day? My husband and I don’t normally do anything super special for Valentine’s Day, and I’m fine with that. The kids, on the other hand, love Valentine’s Day. And I love making this cupid’s holiday special for them!
One of our all-time favorite snacks is popcorn. We made a traditional popcorn extra special for this Valentine’s Day by making it red, sweet, salty and chocolately.
Consider the base of this recipe the candy coated popcorn. How do you do this? Simply pop up two bags of microwave popcorn and put them in a large bowl. Take red or pink Wilton Candy Melts and microwave them in a microwave-safe bowl until they are melted. Pour that melted candy over the popcorn and mix well. Lay out a few sheets of wax paper on the counter. Spread the popcorn on top of the wax paper and allow it to set for about 10 minutes until the candy is dry. And there you go! You have simple, sweet & salty popcorn!
Many times we like to eat this popcorn simply with the candy coating and no extras. When we need a fun snack mix, we add pretzels, peanuts, and M&M’s. You’ll love this recipe because you can add so many different things to it. Chocolate chips, raisins, bite-size candy bars, etc. You choose!
You’ll also love this popcorn because it is completely adaptable to any holiday or any occasion. You can even choose your favorite school or team colors of Wilton candy melts and have a fun snack to support your team!
Happy Valentine’s Day to each one of you. We hope you enjoy the day with all of your loved ones!
-Julie and Maddie
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Valentine Popcorn Snack Mix
2 bags of microwave popcorn, popped
1 bag (12 ounces) Wilton Candy Melts (any color you choose)
2 cups peanuts
2 cups M&M’s
2 cups small pretzels
Pour the popped popcorn into a large bowl. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the candy melts in the microwave for one minute. Stir well. Continue to melt the candy melts at 20 second intervals, stirring in between times until all of the candy is melted.
Pour the melted candy overtop the popcorn and mix until the popcorn is covered. Spread the popcorn on a wax paper, aluminum foil, or a baking sheet to allow the candy to cool and set. This will take about 10 minutes.
Once the candy coating on the popcorn has set, put it in a large bowl. Add the peanuts, M&M’s and pretzels and gently mix. Store in an airtight container.
Try a few of our other favorite snacks!
We’re letting others know about this fun recipe at: Whipperberry, The Country Cook, Tatertots & Jello, Chef In Training, Inside BruCrew Life, Mandy’s Recipe Box, A Bowl Full of Lemons, Lady Behind the Curtain, Lamberts Lately, Life With the Crust Off, The Life of Jennifer Dawn