Valentine's Day POPCORN | The BEST Valentine's Day Treat Recipe

Valentine's Day Popcorn

Valentine's Day is full of love and hearts, but my favorite part of this love day is the abundance of beautiful Valentine's Day treats there are!

Chocolate kisses and candy heart boxes name a few, but do I ever love a homemade Valentine's Day treat. And one of the easiest and most beautiful Valentine's Day Treats is Valentine's Day popcorn.

Valentine's Day popcorn is regular popcorn mixed with sweet treats, usually involving different colored chocolates, marshmallows, colored sprinkles and a bit of salt to give it a beautiful balance of color and flavor.

If you love popcorn as well as chocolate, well sprinkle a bit of salt on and you have heaven in your mouth right here folks. You are going to want to make this ASAP!

Valentine's Day Popcorn

Valentine's Day popcorn is a VERY EASY recipe to make, and you can really add whatever you would like to it.

We are going to share this basic Valentine's Day popcorn recipe with you, and of course you can make this recipe into Valentine's Day popcorn balls if you want to!

But I bet you won't find a better chocolate popcorn recipe out there!

Valentine's Day Popcorn


Let's get right into this amazing recipe and put some love into the air!

What You Need For Valentine's Day Popcorn INGREDIENTS:

    • 6 cups of popped popcorn. We make ours ourselves on the stove, but you can use whatever you would like, bagged popcorn, microwave, it is up to you. If you are making your own, you will need 3/4 cups of popcorn kernels)
    • Wilton Candy Melts in white and pink. If you only have white, you can add coloring to them to make some pink. You can find the same ones we are using on Amazon here for a great price.
    • Candy sprinkles in pink, red and white
    • Smarties or M&M's in pink and red
    • A sprinkling of salt at the end (optional)


1. Pop your popcorn and put it into a large bowl. I like to pop mine on the stovetop by adding some canola or vegetable oil. Use enough to coat the bottom of your pot. Add 3/4 cups of popcorn. This will make 6 cups popped.

You will want to use a larger pot since you will have more surface area for the popcorn to evenly heat. Burnt popcorn gets no love here. Turn the heat to medium-high and cover.

Popcorn will be ready when you don't hear very much popping anymore, anywhere from 3-5 minutes.

Valentine's Day Popcorn
Valentine's Day Popcorn

2. Melt your Candy Melts 1 color at a time. I suggest starting with white. The trick with melting Candy Melts, is to add about 1/4 of the package to a microwave-safe mug, with a tiny bit of oil (canola or olive) and heat for 30 seconds at 50% power.

Take them out, stir, repeat this step until the Candy Melts melt and are smooth and runny.

3. Add about 2 cups of popcorn to your large serving bowl, and drizzle some of your melted white candy melts onto the popcorn using a spoon.

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Valentine's Day Popcorn

4. Repeat step 3 two more times.

5. You should now have all of your popcorn in your serving bowl with layers of your white candy melts drizzled throughout. Already sounds yummy hey?

6. Add some love! Sprinkle on your Valentine's Day candies: Smarties or M&M's, candy sprinkles, candy hearts or whatever else you would like to add.

For my Valentine's Day popcorn, I used Valentine's Day Smarties, candy hearts, Valentine's Day Jelly Bellies, and silver sprinkles!

*Reserve a few of each for the end to top it all off.

Valentine's Day Popcorn
Valentine's Day Popcorn

7. Now it is time to melt your pink candy melts following the same method as the white ones. If you are adding some food coloring, we suggest using gel food coloring and just the absolute tiniest amount. Liquid food coloring is very hard to work with when coloring candy melts.

Valentine's Day Popcorn

Adding any color to candy melts changes the consistency and thickens it dramatically, so go easy. If you find yours is too thick after adding some color, you can thin it out slightly by adding some more oil, a few drops at a time.

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8. Drizzle the melted pink candy melts on top of your Valentine's Day popcorn.

Valentine's Day Popcorn
Valentine's Day Popcorn

9. Add the small handful of leftover candies on top, then a little sprinkling of salt and voila! Gorgeous, delicious, Valentine's Day Popcorn!

Valentine's Day Popcorn
Valentine's Day Popcorn


Recipe Gifts


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You may also be interested in checking out our article, Best Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Her. You won't believe some of the items we found for this list, and even if you are shopping for "him", we guarantee you will be uniquely and romantically inspired.


Valentine's Day gift ideas


And please, be sure to Pin any of our pictures to your Pinterest board because I am telling you, you are going to want to make this delish dish every Valentine's Day! We would appreciate that :)

Valentine's Day Popcorn

Have a LOVEly day!


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