Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! I can’t believe it has snuck up on me so quickly! I decided to squeeze in one last Valentine’s Day idea for you. On Monday I made some conversation heart popcorn for my son’s preschool teachers, and I wanted to share the recipe with you. It’s super duper simple, and it’s so festive and fun, don’t you think? Great for teachers, neighbors, kids, and Valentine’s Day parties! Now we just have to make the Valentines to go with it!
This recipe is inspired by my friend Crystal’s Monster Munch recipe that I tried in October. Mmmm. It’s such a fun and simple recipe idea that I’ve been playing around with it ever since. Yesterday I opened up my Instagram app and spotted a picture almost IDENTICAL to this one (which I took on Monday—I swear!) on the feed of Kimberly from A Night Owl Blog. Apparently my mom was right, great minds really do think alike. If I can be considered a “great mind,” that is. 🙂 Heehee.
Let’s take a look at the simple steps and then I’ll lay it all out in recipe form for you below.
For this recipe I popped popcorn and spread it out on parchment paper. I also used candy melts and conversation hearts. That’s it!
I melted my candy melts (pink and colorburst pastels) in the microwave and then spooned them into ziploc sandwich bags. Snip the corner off and you have a perfect way to drizzle the candy melt evenly. Drizzle just one color on at first. Next add the hearts all over, and then drizzle on the second color to sortof seal in the candy pieces.
That’s it, peeps. Truly. So, so easy. What do you think? Will you be trying it? I wanted to get a picture for you of the conversation heart popcorn in the cute boxes that I found at World Market, but a little someone couldn’t resist reaching into the picture, so this is what I have to offer. Then again, the little hand is the cutest part of the pic…..
Happy Conversation Heart Popcorn making, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
- popcorn (1/2 cup unpopped kernels)
- candy melts (Pink and Colorburst Pastels, or the colors of your choice)
- conversation hearts (3-4 small boxes)
- Pop your popcorn. Once popped, spread it evenly on parchment paper.
- Following the directions on the bag, melt about ½ bag of the pink candy melts. Spoon the melted candies into a small Ziploc bag.
- Cut off one of the corners of the Ziploc bag and use the bag like a decorating frosting bag to squeeze the candy melts out onto the popcorn, swinging it back and forth in a zig-zag motion over the popcorn.
- Sprinkle conversation hearts over the top of the popcorn to taste.
- Followin the directions on the bag, melt about ½ bag of the Colorburst Pastels candy melts. Spoon the melted candies into a small Ziploc bag and repeat the drizzling process.
- Allow the candy melts to cool.
- Break up the popcorn and enjoy!