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Valentine Popcorn

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This Valentine Popcorn party mix is a combination of homemade popcorn flavors, M&M’s and Valentine candy corn. It’s perfect for a school party or maybe a family movie night.

We are creating lots of fun red, white and pink treats for Cupid’s holiday. Aren’t the colors for this holiday the best? Everything pink gets me excited for Spring! Go check out some of our favorites like a Valentine’s Day Love Cake, Valentine Thumbprint Cookies and Cake Batter Fudge.

Valentine Treats for School

Valentine Popcorn

To make this, we are going to create three homemade popcorn flavors: chocolate, cherry and pink lemonade. Each of these are made the exact same way with the exception of the ingredient that adds flavor.

Popcorn Ingredients:

  • Popcorn
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Cherry Kool-Aid Powder
  • Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid Powder
  • Hot Cocoa Mix

Valentine Popcorn

How To Make Valentine Popcorn

First thing’s first: pop a few bags of popcorn. You can also buy pre-made popcorn if you’d like. Then, bring to a boil your sugar, water, butter and individual flavoring. Lower the heat and continue to stir for about 3 minutes until it’s all combined.

Quickly pour this mixture over a cup of popcorn in a large bowl. Mix it together with a spatula. Then, spread it over parchment paper and let it cool in the fridge for an hour or two.

You’ll need to do this three separate times for each popcorn flavor.

When all of your popcorn is made and ready, grab the other ingredients like M&Ms and candy corn and combine it all.

Valentine Popcorn

Valentine Treats for School

This would be a great treat to bring to your class party in a big bowl, served with small treat cups. Here are some other yummy ideas for school:

Valentine Popcorn

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cooling Time:
1 hr
 
This Valentine Popcorn party mix is a combination of homemade popcorn flavors, M&M's and Valentine candy corn.

Ingredients

Pink Lemonade Popcorn Ingredients:

  • 2 cups popcorn
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 packet Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid

Cherry Popcorn Ingredients:

  • 2 cups popcorn
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 packet of Cherry Kool-Aid

Chocolate Popcorn Ingredients:

  • 2 cups popcorn
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 packet of hot cocoa mix

Other Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Red M&Ms
  • 1/4 cup Pink M&Ms
  • ¼ cup White M&Ms
  • ¼ cup Valentines Day candy corn
  • ¼ Pink and white cake pearls
  • 1 cup of Kettle corn
  • 1 cup of Chocolate candy corn
  • 1 cup of Red Chocolate melting wafers

Instructions

Pink Lemonade Popcorn Directions:

  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring sugar, Pink Lemonade Koolaid packet, water, and butter to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour over 1 cup of popcorn, stirring to coat, working quickly.
  5. Spread on baking sheets lined with wax paper and let dry for 1-2 hours until no longer sticky.

Cherry Popcorn Directions:

  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring sugar, kool aid mix, water, and butter to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour over 1 cup of popcorn, stirring to coat, working quickly.
  5. Spread on baking sheets lined with wax paper and let dry for 1-2 hours until no longer sticky.

Chocolate Popcorn Directions:

  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, bring sugar, hot Cocoa packet, water, and butter to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour over 1 cup of popcorn, stirring to coat, working quickly.
  5. Spread on baking sheets lined with wax paper and let dry for 1-2 hours until no longer sticky.

Final Directions:

  1. When all popcorn is made, place each flavor into a large bowl, along with candy ingredients and toss to combine.

Valentine Popcorn

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