Quick Note! This is one of those projects we made and then saw on Pinterest that someone else had the same brilliant idea. So shout out to my homegirl-in-popcorn Sugar and Bash! We have slightly different techniques but we both clearly know what’s up.
Valentine’s Day, Schmalentine’s Day — it’s conversation heart season! Maybe, just mayyyyybe my favorite seasonal candy. And you guys KNOW I’m a candy connoisseur. So clearly I’m the authority on these things. If you love those weird little hearts as much as I do, I’m thinking you should probably test out this super quick little popcorn recipe, just to be safe. I’m only looking out for your best interests.
- your favorite popcorn
- Ghirardelli White Melting Chocolate
- food coloring
- conversation hearts
- wax paper
Make Time: 10 Minutes
Step 1: Make your popcorn. We just use plain kernels and an air popper like this one. So simple!
Step 2: Spread your popcorn in a single layer on some wax paper.
Step 3: Melt your chocolate. Start with one cup of unmelted wafers and microwave according to the instructions. Once they’re about half melted add two drops of pink food coloring (the neon set in our ingredients list is awesome!). Melt fully and stir to mix the color.
Step 4: Drizzle the melted chocolate over your popcorn, and while it’s still melted, sprinkle conversation hearts over the top. You may want to individually nestle some hearts into the spots with lots of chocolate so that they stick well.
Step 5: Allow the chocolate to cool and harden, and eat up! You can bag it and give it to pals, or just make a big bowl for a Galentine’s Day movie marathon.
So easy and SO GOOD. For bonus points you can sprinkle a little sea salt and get that extra good sweet-salty combo going on. I accidentally maybe ate a whole bowl of this stuff while watching an episode of Jane the Virgin. Which, by the way, is my new favorite show. Are you watching it? Watch it ASAP so we can talk about whether you’re #teammichael or #teamrafael! xoxo
P.S. Need more Valentine’s Day ideas? I’ve got you covered.