Valentine’s is just around the corner!

Today I’m sharing a lovely and delicious Valentine popcorn treat. It’s quick, easy, super cute, and makes a big batch. This is the perfect thing to bring to a party, make for your kids to enjoy after school, or divvy it up into those fun little cellophane bags to surprise your neighbors.

This popcorn is sweet and sticky. It has conversation hearts and sprinkles hiding in it, and it’s a lovely shade of light pink. Things that are sweet, pink, and full of hearts are always a good thing in my book.

Now all you have to do it decide when you are going to make it!

Pretty in Pink Valentine Popcorn Treat from www.blessthismessplease.com

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Pretty in Pink Valentine’s Popcorn


  • Yield: Makes 10 cups

Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup unpopped kernels or so)
  • 2 cups small conversation hearts
  • 2 cups large conversation hearts
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 10 drops red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup mini sugar heart sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the popcorn and conversation hearts together and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Stirring often let the mixture boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in the salt, vanilla, and food coloring. Pour the sugar mixture over the popcorn mixture in the bowl and stir well until everything is evenly coated. Turn the mixture onto waxed paper and then sprinkle on the heart sprinkles before the coating cools. Let the popcorn cool completely before enjoying.

Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container. This lasts a few days but is better eaten on the first day you made it.

Pretty in Pink Valentine Popcorn Treat from www.blessthismessplease.com

Pretty in Pink Valentine Popcorn Treat from www.blessthismessplease.com

And if you are obsessed with popcorn like I am, you might also enjoy these:
Cheesy Chili Lime Popcorn
The Best Butter-Free Popcorn (Nooch Popcorn) from Gimme Some Oven
Gooey Caramel Corn (my mom’s recipe)

15 Responses
  1. Lisa Coomer Queen

    I love this! My grandchildren and I are BIG popcorn eaters. This is so pretty and the candy is great. Going to pin it now. Thanks!

  2. This is SO cute! I may make this for my neighbor’s 2 children! She has been so sweet to me and shoveled my snow for me, and made me Christmas cookies! This would be a nice treat for her kiddies!

  3. Kimberly Frazee

    I love carmel corn I cant wait to try this recipe. The lil one is going to flip when she sees you can make popcorn her favorite color

  4. rj7777

    This looks so pretty and I bet it tastes wonderful!! Thanks for the great recipe. This is one I am going to make for sure!! Rita Spratlen

  5. Cathy Jarolin

    Everyone in my House loves popcorn including me! This recipe sounds so Valentines Day ready!! I will try this sometime for my annual valentines day party at my sisters. I will pin and thankyou so much for sharing..

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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