Valentine’s Day Popcorn {+ treat bag printable}

Valentine's Day popcorn and printable gift tags

 

This Valentine’s Day popcorn is a sweet treat everyone will enjoy snacking on. It’s a fun snack to send to school for a Valentine’s party or to put in treat bags to give with Valentines cards (like these cute candy hearts ones!). It just takes a few minutes to whip up a batch (perfect for that ‘oops I forgot’ moment the night before đŸ˜‰ : all you have to do is melt some white chocolate and choose your favourite sweets to mix in. I’ve even got some cute printable tags you can download and attach to treat bags for handing out on February 14! Who’s going to be organized for that class party? YOU ARE. Nice work mama, now let’s get to the good stuff…

Ingredients

5 cups popcorn (Tip: pop it a little ahead of time so it has time to cool)

1 cup white chocolate for melting

Sprinkles

Valentine’s candies of choice (For mine I went with Smarties and candy hearts, but for kids who are gluten free I picked up some jelly beans to mix in in place of the Smarties).

Valentine's Day popcorn

Directions

1. Melt the white chocolate and stir to remove chunks. (I tried melting the chocolate two ways: on the stove top in a double boiler and in the microwave. For some reason I had better luck in the microwave).

2.When melted, drizzle the white chocolate over the popcorn.

Valentine's Day popcorn

3.Cover with the sprinkles and allow to cool. Tip: To speed this step up pop in the freezer for 10 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.

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4.Break up the popcorn mix into bight-sized pieces and pour into a large mixing bowl. Toss in the smarties and candy hearts and blend until evenly distributed throughout the popcorn. If eating right away, pop into some bowls and enjoy. If making treat bags check out step 5.Valentine's Day popcorn with candy hearts and smarties Valentine's Day popcorn with candy hearts and smarties

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Valentine's Day popcorn with candy hearts and smarties

5.If you want to send the popcorn to school with Valentines, pour into your bag or container of choice and attach one of these cute Valentines tags!

Click below to print the Valentine’s Day tags:

Valentine’s Day Tags

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Valentine's Day popcorn and printable gift tags   

Valentine's Day popcorn and printable gift tags

 Valentine's Day popcorn and printable gift tags

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Festive Popcorn

It’s that time of year when everything is starting to feel festive and Christmas spirit starts to take over. Will and I are still big kids at heart and get into the mood early with things like festive cocktails, decorating, and lots of Christmas tunes (I don’t think it gets any better than doing holiday baking while pumping your favourites in the background). If you’ve got some parties coming up or need some festive stocking stuffer/ teacher gift ideas, this popcorn is perfect. I made mine minty- what’s more Chrismtas- y than candy canes?- but you can choose whatever holiday treats you like for your mix. It’s simple to make and looks super cute when finished off with some Christmas wrapping or served in cute paper cups at a party. Just try not to eat it as you go or you won’t have any left! đŸ˜‰
Ingredients:
4 cups popped popcorn
1 cup mint chocolate chips
1 cup mint candies (this will equal approx 1/4 cup when crushed)

 

Directions:
1. Once your popcorn is popped and cooled (you don’t want it to melt your candies), separate your various ingredients into bowls.
2. Unwrap your candies and place on a piece of parchment paper. Fold the parchment over the candies and using a rolling pin crush them into small pieces.

 

 

 

3. Now for the fun part! In a bowl or jar, begin mixing your ingredients together in layers starting with popcorn at the bottom. Do this until you’ve mixed everything up together and your container is full. It looks super cute stored in a mason jar with a lid or…

 

 

… wrapped up in a cute container like a Chinese take- out box to give as a gift!

 

 

… finish it off with some pretty ribbon or twine and some Christmas greens for an easy party favour or teacher’s gift.

 

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Yummy Mummy Monday: Homemade Microwave Popcorn

 Next time you have a craving for popcorn this is a fun idea to try. Skip the store- bought versions with their artificial flavourings and try making your own microwave popcorn. It’s super simple and a fun idea for movie nights and sleepovers. Now all you have to decide is what movie to watch. đŸ˜‰
Ingredients:
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
1 tbsp olive oil or butter (we tried a dairy- free/ vegan butter- style spread made with coconut oil and it was delish)
1/2 tsp salt
1 brown paper bag
Directions:
1. Scoop the popcorn kernels into the bag followed by the oil/ butter and salt.
2. Roll the bag down about 1- 2″, leaving a small opening for steam to escape and plenty of space for the popcorn to expand .
3. Put in the microwave for approx. 2 minutes (the timing took some trial and error to figure out and can vary by microwave, so if you’re unsure how long start at 1 minute 30 seconds and add time as needed).
4. Remove bag from microwave, sprinkle with any additional seasonings & enjoy!
For anyone who loves buttery popcorn but has to avoid dairy, the spread we used is the ‘Zen Budha Buttery- Style Spread’ by Raw Foodz a great option that is also vegan/ vegetarian friendly. 

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