Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! And for all of you out there who “heart” popcorn as much as I do, I have the quick and easy perfect snack for you — Valentine’s Popcorn!
This is actually just a simple recipe for white chocolate popcorn, gussied up a bit for V-Day. But I had a little too much fun when I started playing with sprinkles, so I ended up making and photographing not one but two versions of this “lovely” popcorn for you.
The first Valentine’s Popcorn (pictured above) is a sweet and salty popcorn with conversation hearts and pastel sprinkles mixed in. And then the second version is pretty much me going crazy with red and white sprinkles. Both can be made in minutes, and are sure to be a favorite with those you love.
So break out the sprinkles, and enjoy sharing the popcorn “love” this Valentine’s!
Heat chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler until melted.
Place the popcorn in a large bowl, and pour the melted chocolate over it. Then use a spoon to toss the popcorn gently until it is evenly coated with the chocolate. Spread the popcorn out evenly on a baking sheet covered with parchment, wax paper, or aluminum foil. Sprinkle evenly with the salt, then sprinkle with as many sprinkles and conversation hearts as you would like.
Let cool for 10 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened. Break up into small pieces then serve or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
This is one gorgeous looking popcorn! I love all the sprinkles and candies in it!!
Love, love, love this! Adorable photos!
What a sweet idea! Literally!
Adorable! So festive for Valentine’s Day!
this is everything I want and more for valentine’s day Ali. I am obsessed!! It’s so cute. Sweet, salty, and sprinkles. I truly can’t ask for more! :)
SO cute! I love this idea!
That is SOOOO stinking adorable! I honestly can’t stand white chocolate… but I would totally eat this just because it’s pretty. You’re right. I do love it.
You had me at white chocolate! I am such a huge fan and adore the idea of adding it to popcorn. Need to try this asap :)
Aww what a cool and simple idea!
Wow, these are such great photos! Those little hearts in the popcorn are killing me!
How cute is that?! I love it.
omg! this is just so perfect, cute, & incredible sounding!
Ok, that looks so yummy, but the styling is even better! So cute!!!
Yuuuum! This sounds AMAAAAZING! I’m totally pinning this ;)
This is SO pretty!!
I just made this for my grandmother for valentines day. She has celiac disease and it is always very hard to find good holiday treats that are gluten free. I used sweethearts, and sprinkles which are both gluten free. Thank you for posting this recipe.
I just made this and your caramel popcorn. But the white chocolate made the popcorn go soft. Any ideas how to prevent it? Ps it tastes amazing
Such a cute popcorn recipe Ali!
did this! Good and so cute but I did two batches to experiment with. One was white chocolate and the other was with vanilla almond bark… The white chocolate is still sticky (an hour later) and the almond bark gets hard after only 5 minutes. I prefer the almond bark over the white chocolate. I also seasoned the popcorn with sea salt before mixing with the chocolate/almond bark
I’m doing this for my daughters class for Valentines day, but I’m popping the popcorn with pink food coloring to add an extra layer of color =) Thanks for the inspiration!!
Lovely recipe, tho my white chocolate didnt melt so I improvised chocolate! Delish! Thanks!!!!!!
Cute, amazing idea!!!! Making these for a Valentine’s party I’m attending. Thanks.
This popcorn is so fun!
This popcorn is so fun! I love the bags tool I will be making this for neighbors and friends. I also love the heart tag that says what kind of popcorn it is.
Thanks Summer, we hope you and your friends love it! :)
How far ahead of time can you make this?
Hi Cathleen, it will keep for about a week (in an air-tight container)!
Did you just pop regular seeds over the stove? Or did you use a presalted bag or?
Hi Ashley! We’ve done both, so it’s totally up to you! :) However, if you use a pre-salted bag, we wouldn’t add the 1/2 tsp salt.
Gimme some oven is such an awesome site! It’s so great for valentines day!
I’m Carmen, a writer for Spoon University, and I’m writing a story about easy food ideas for valentine’s day. If it’s okay with you, I’d love to use the first photo in your article and of course give you proper photo credit.
If you could let me know ASAP, that would be great.
Thanks so much ahead of time.
Hi Carmen! Ali is actually in New Zealand right now, so I’m helping her out with responding to comments. I know Ali would be fine with this, just as long as you provide the proper credit. Thank you for asking permission, and for your interest! :)
yes yes yes and its gluten free!
We hope you enjoy! :)
What kind if popcorn do you use?
Hi Katie! We just used good old Orville Redenbacher’s, but feel free to use whatever kind you like! :)
Love your recipes and presentation! Very easy and simple to follow instructions! Beautiful pictures! I will be making some of these treats for our children’s Valentine’s Day Fundraiser! Thanks again! Donna
What brand of white chocolate do you recommend? And I’m assuming its the baking chocolate and not white chocolate candy bar? Thanks
We made this today for my son’s Valentine’s Day party. We subbed the popcorn for rice Chex since they’re toddlers and the school doesn’t allow popcorn. It turned out SO cute and tasty.
I made spaghetti squash for the first time last night and LOVED it! I started eating gluten free recently, and my gluten-eating BF was craving pasta I tried spaghetti squash. He tried a bit of mine, and liked it – so it looks like i’ll be searching out more spaghetti squash recipes!
Regards Hannah Flack
What is the shelf life of the white popcorn? I am looking to make for a church bazar, but don’t want it to be stale. Thanks