Valentine’s Day Popcorn Pops

Hello Whipperberry friends!  Jenn here again from Clean and Scentsible.  It seems like Christmas was just yesterday but Valentine's Day will be here before you know it!  Today I'm sharing these fun Valentine's Day popcorn pops with you – they're a quick and easy way to spread a little love!

Valentine's Day popcorn pops with free printables!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn {this is approximately 5 tbsp. of unpopped kernals}
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • red food coloring
  • 3/4 -1 cup Smarties {these are the Canadian Smarties which are similar to M&Ms in the States!}

Valentine's Day popcorn pops with free printables!

Directions

  • Pop the popcorn and place it in a large bowl {I actually ended up using 2 bowls so I had more mixing space}
  • Heat the marshmallows, butter, and salt in a large heavy saucepan over medium to low heat stirring continuously until the marshmallows are melted.  Add food coloring by drops to make your desired pink color.  I just wanted mine a faint pink so I only used about 5-6 drops.
  • Pour the marshmallow mixture over the popcorn gradually, mixing it well.  You can use a greased spoon to do this but I found that it was easiest to grease my hands with butter to mix. {The butter should help to protect your hands from the heat but make sure it is not too hot!} Add the candy.
  • Shape into balls or use a heart shaped cookie cutter if you would like to do hearts.  If you are using the cookie cutter, grease the inner borders and press the popcorn inside the cookie cutter until your shape is formed. Press popcorn firmly together once the cookie cutter is removed to hold.
  • Insert sucker sticks.  For mine I used the basic sucker stick and then added a paper straw over top of it to give it extra strength.
  • Wrap each ball in plastic wrap.  Makes approximately 8 {3 inch diameter} balls.

Valentine's Day popcorn pops with free printables!

There are lots of fun ways that you could package them up – add some baker's twine, tie them up in a cellophane bag, or add a cupcake liner and some washi tape!  Feel free to get creative – I always find that the packaging is the best part! :)

Valentine's Day pops with free printables!

If you would like any of the printables,  just head over to Clean and Scentsible for a free download!

If you are looking for other Valentine's Day ideas, you might also like…

Valentine's Day ideas.

Photo Handprint Card / Valentine's Day Teacher Gift / Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Breakfast

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Thanks so much to Heather for having me!  I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! :)

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