This is one of those non-recipe recipes. You know, one of those things where you basically throw a bunch of stuff together, let it sit, look at it, then eat it. You respond “holy cow, this actually tastes good!” Yeah, that’s what this Valentine’s Popcorn is to me.. It’s a “holy cow I made a thing” recipe.
I wanted to get that description out of the way, because once you see the recipe description at the bottom of this post, you’re going to laugh. But, I’m warning you now. It’s stupid easy. Beware.
I do love sharing fun recipes for Valentine’s Day. It’s one of those holidays where you can make silly, sugary things for your loved ones, and everyone ends up happy, even you. This Valentine’s Popcorn uses white chocolate, sprinkles, chocolate covered candies, and plain popcorn. Stupid. Easy.
Do you guys remember sixlets? They were the bomb when I was little! I spotted them in Target, and squealed out loud. I knew they needed to be part of this popcorn mix.
Pop your popcorn. Make sure it’s plain popcorn, not the movie theater butter kind. Not this time, homie. But, I will say, the kettle corn popcorn does work well in this recipe too. Because it’s already sweet! I kept it simple, and popped some popcorn in my dutch oven. Spread your popped corn on a lined baking sheet.
Melt white chocolate in the microwave, at 30 second intervals. Drizzle white chocolate over popcorn and toss. I toss with my hands because I’m an animal, but you can do it with a clean spoon or spatula.
Then, add your candies and sprinkles. I placed the sixlets on top of the popcorn, so they wouldn’t sink to the bottom and disappear. Then, I topped it with some cute Valentine’s day sprinkles!
Uh oh. Yes, I added more sprinkles. This time, red glitter type sprinkles. I’m a wild woman.
Once you are done adding your fun candies and sprinkles, place your cookie sheet in the fridge, and let the mixture set.
Once it’s cool, you can break it up, and place it in paper bags for single serving. Like I said, stupid easy.
I hope you get to try this for Valentine’s Day, or just a day you want to tell your family “I love you something awful.”
5 cups plain popcorn
14-ounce bar white chocolate
1 cup Chocolate covered candies (we used sixlets)
Sprinkles of your choice
Place popped corn on a lined cookie sheet.
Break up chocolate into pieces, place in a medium bowl, and melt in the microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted.
Drizzle white chocolate over the popcorn, then toss with your hands, a large spoon or a spatula.
Top chocolate covered popcorn with chocolate covered candies, placing them somewhat gently so they don’t fall to the bottom of the pan.
Add as much sprinkles as you want to the top of the popcorn.
Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight. Once completely hardened, break popcorn mix into chunks, and serve in paper bags. Enjoy!