Cupid’s Mix: Valentine’s Day Popcorn

Cupid's Mix Popcorn

Cupid’s Mix Popcorn is a sweet & salty treat

for Valentine’s Day~ ideal for snacking & sharing

with your family or co-workers!

Cupid’s Mix Popcorn! A love-inducing mixture and sweet & salty treat for Valentine’s Day! |

 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.


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.


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.


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


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


I highly recommend the love-inducing mix

of red, pink, and white M&M’s :)


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



Plymouth Popcorn


Christmas Popcorn Crunch



Wishing you a Sweet (and Salty!)

Valentine’s Day

with plenty of treats :)


Thank you for your visit!

  35 comments for “Cupid’s Mix: Valentine’s Day Popcorn

  1. February 10, 2014 at 6:48 am

    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. February 10, 2014 at 8:16 am

    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
    February 10, 2014 at 8:43 am

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

  4. paula
    February 10, 2014 at 9:02 am

    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 :)

    • February 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

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

      • February 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

        I had the same question! Thanks Mary…I will check out my local grocery store! LOVE this popcorn mix…especially because it can be adapted to any holiday! I appreciate your sharing it with us! xo Jeanne and the girls

      • February 5, 2015 at 5:37 pm

        Hi Jeanne, There are several brands of almond bark. Walmart sells Plymouth Pantry Almond Bark, it all works equally well :)

  5. February 10, 2014 at 9:11 am

    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! :-) :-) :-)

  6. February 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

    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~

  7. February 10, 2014 at 9:42 am

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

  8. February 10, 2014 at 10:06 am

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

  9. February 10, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    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!!!

  10. February 10, 2014 at 5:49 pm

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

  11. February 10, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    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:@)

  12. February 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    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!

  13. February 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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

  14. February 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    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.

  15. February 11, 2014 at 12:53 am

    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!

  16. February 11, 2014 at 3:18 am

    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

  17. February 12, 2014 at 11:55 am

    you are always so cute!

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  20. Cherry Goodson
    January 28, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Do you use salted popcorn or plain. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks, cherry

    • January 29, 2016 at 6:25 am

      Hi Cherry, I prefer the salt with the sweet but you can use either :)

      • Cherry Goodson
        January 30, 2016 at 9:12 pm

        Thanks, can not wait to try.

  21. January 10, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    We want to make this for our Love Banquet at church. I love the little containers but can’t find them anywhere. Can you tell me where you purchased these?

    • January 10, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      I found them at Target. You might check Michaels and/or Hobby Lobby for Valentine’s cups too :)

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