Cupid’s Mix: Valentine’s Day Popcorn

Cupid's Mix Popcorn (3)

Cupid’s Mix Popcorn is a sweet & salty treat

for Valentine’s Day~ ideal for snacking & sharing

with your family or co-workers!

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 This highly addictive mix is quick and easy to throw together, using popcorn, candy coating or almond bark, and your favorite combination of pretzels, nuts and candy.

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You can use almond bark, white chocolate chips, or candy melts. I like CandiQuik for the convenience of the blocks of bark and the microwave disposable tray.

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No recipe required for this sweet and salty treat!

Pop your corn using your preferred method and mix with your candy coating. As a guideline, for 5 – 6 cups of popcorn I use a 16 ounce package of candy coating/ almond bark. You can adjust your candy coating-to-popcorn ratio to your taste.

Melt candy coating according to package directions and toss in a large bowl with your popcorn. Mix until coated and spread popcorn on wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet(s) to cool and set.

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Sprinkle some Valentine nonpareils on the white chocolate coated popcorn while the coating is still warm.

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Once your popcorn is set (about 15- 20 minutes), break into pieces. Stir in nuts,  pretzels and candy of choice.

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I highly recommend the love-inducing mix

of red, pink, and white M&M’s :)

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Serve in snack cups or package up in treat bags for gift giving.

Store the remainder in an airtight container or jar and enjoy! You can adjust this blend for any holiday or occasion.

For July 4th:

Patriotic Pretzel Popcorn Crunch

Halloween:

Thanksgiving:

Plymouth Popcorn

Wishing you a Sweet (and Salty!)

Valentine’s Day

with plenty of treats :)

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20 responses to “Cupid’s Mix: Valentine’s Day Popcorn

  1. Good morning! The start of another week and looking forward to Valentine Day. We transform a regular date nite (Friday ) into a special occasion . Hope all of you out there will enjoy your Valentine day!💝

  2. You always have the best recipes for “holiday gourmet popcorn”…Not only do they taste good, but the presentation is always beautiful!

  3. Poussière d'Argence

    Une jolie présentation pour des pop-corns.
    Passe une bonne journée.
    Amitiés

  4. ~Mary~
    You even make popcorn look pretty ! The girls at the shop would love this Valentine’s Day treat !!
    Do you find the CandiQuik coating at a hobby store?
    Have a super day :)
    Paula
    IN

  5. Hi Paula, it’s on the baking aisle at the grocery store :)

  6. This would be fun to make for my granddaughter’s next sleepover! Fill ‘em full of sugar and then send ‘em back to the parent who gave you so much trouble as a child! :-) :-) :-)

  7. Nothing better than a sweet and salty mix! Love the little paper cups you found, I will make this for my SIL for Valentine’s day, it is right up his alley~Your heart towel is adorable! Oh and I never thought of using the tray in the package for melting, duh! Thanks so much for that tip! Have a good week, it’s supposed to snow here AGAIN and I guess you’ll be getting it too-I’m off to the grocery to stock up~

  8. I saw this post on my Facebook feed and had to come right over and have a closer look. Yum!

  9. Great, versatile recipe and presentations! Pinning – thank you!

  10. This is so cute and yummy! Making some right now and I hope mine looks half as cute as yours ;))
    I am teaching a Garden Angel class this weekend and think this will be a perfect treat…calling it Garden Angel Mix!!!

  11. I could seriously eat a whole bowl of that! I may have to try it with dark chocolate :)

  12. Hey that Red M&M on the label looks about as sappy as Earl!!! Where have all the good men gone??? I’m sitting here stuffing my face with popcorn as I type Mary, but alas, it’s air popped with only salt… Yours looks much better:@)

  13. Oh my! I am trying to cut back and change my eating but this looks irresistible!!!! I will have to mix up a batch, sounds SO good!

  14. Oh YUM, Mary! I want a big serving of that right now. Thanks for sharing your fabulous ❤️ treat! xo

  15. Oh yeah… THIS is getting pinned. I have just the board for it and I can refer back for all the different holidays. I love things like this.

  16. Hi! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 3gs!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!

    Keep up the fantastic work!

  17. Wow!!! I so look forward to popping over here to see what you have going on!! Especially your holidays…being a guest in your home must be over the top FABULOUS!! LOVE all the effort you put in to this blog Mary!! You please so many of us with this delicious eye candy. I will have to try this recipe…looks great!! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and Hugs to Chloe and Gracie!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  18. you are always so cute!

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