From Popcorn With Love

Hello Sugar Lovers!

Now I don’t typically celebrate Valentines Day. However, I know that some of you guys do and I aim to please! So I decided to try and make a simple little snack. Today we are making Valentines Popcorn. So buckle up and lets get poppin…..see what I did there!

Ingredients:

  • Popcorn ( I used buttered)
  • Pink chocolate waffers
  • Candy hearts
  • Sprinkles

Tools:

  • Melting pot
  • Valentines themed bowl

*Everything else you should be able to find in your kitchen*

So to start you are going to want to melt your chocolate. This part I was a little silly with to be honest. I melted the chocolate and it was still kinda thick. I find this happens sometimes with waffers especially the coloured ones. With this recipe you are going to need to drizzle the chocolate so if its thick that won’t really work very well unfortunately…unless you want clumps of chocolate then go for it!

So to try and fix this I went on to trusty google and looked up how to make the chocolate more runny. This is when the plan went fudge up. It said that you can add a touch of milk or even unflavoured oil of some kind. I had some almond milk in the house so I decided to use that. Now it clearly said to not just pour it in. You need to heat it up to the same temperature as the chocolate is. I decided that it can’t make that big of a difference…..I was very very wrong. Almost instantly it went from creamy to clumpy. I knew the error of my ways so I thought if I just let it melt again it would help it….it did not. So I poured some almond milk into a small bowl and I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. I am happy to report that doing this did salvage the chocolate and we were back on track!

After you get your chocolate done you can keep it on warm and put the popcorn in the microwave. Once that is done you are going to put it in the bowl as nicely as you can. I piled mine up a little bit so you can see it a bit more.

Once that is done you can get your chocolate and drizzle it over the popcorn. I actually have a special tool for that. However I feel like it takes forever and I tend to be a bit of an impatient person so I took the small spatula that comes with the melting pot and picked a small amount up at a time and drizzled it over the popcorn. You don’t need to be very specific about where you drizzle the chocolate. It can actually look better by making the strands random.

Once you have that all done you can move on to the candy hearts. I just randomly put mine anywhere on top of the popcorn. I just tried not to hide them to much or else you won’t be able to tell that they are hearts. I would also like to point out that I had to get my hearts at the dollar store and they weren’t even the original candy hearts they were a bit harder. I looked at Walmart but they didn’t have any….I know….the most popular candy for Valentines Day and they didn’t have it….darn Walmart lettin me down. So I would advice to actually get the original hearts.

When you have them all placed you can add your sprinkles. I just used whatever I had stashed on my baking shelf. You don’t need much of them because you don’t want to overwhelm the popcorn. I used some round pastel coloured sprinkles as well as some pastel coloured pearls.

That’s it! you are all ready to eat. Now there are other variations you can do. You can also include different coloured chocolate. I actually bought some red chocolate as well. I didn’t end up using it though because I liked the way the pink looked…..as well as I didn’t trust myself to make another batch of chocolate. This is a recipe you can really be creative with as far as decorating goes. You may also find that you have some extra popcorn depending on the size bowl you use. So I got another bowl…of the limited nice bowls in our house and made another one.

I also had some chocolate left over so I decided to make some chocolate hearts. I was going to put them on top of the popcorn as a little added decoration. Now I in all my genius forgot that I had changed the consistency of the chocolate by adding the almond milk. They then proceeded to stick to the mold……so I get to try and get that out of the mold without using soap. It is better to not use soap on the molds because everything else you put in there will stick….although I think that is the least of my problems at this point.

That’s it guys! I hope you enjoyed this one. I would like to say to all my readers a very Happy Early Valentines Day! I post updates on my facebook page often so you can check that out. You can also check out my patreon account as well if you would like to support The Baking Project. Every little bit helps. All the links will be in my social media and support tab.

Thanks for hanging out with me today.

Happy Baking Everyone!

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Baker

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2 thoughts on “From Popcorn With Love

  1. cute, and i love your way of cooking, trial and error, same as me – beth

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    1. Thanks so much! Yup all about the trial and error 😊

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