These yummy popcorn treats are so easy to make, not expensive, and will brighten up even the saddest of faces. My Valentine’s DIY Chocolate Cherry Popcorn Treats will be the hit of the party!
Valentine’s DIY Chocolate Cherry Popcorn Treats
Get the kids in the kitchen for this one. They’ll love it!
- 12 cups (2 bags) any microwave popcorn (popped)
- 5 oz. bag dried cherries
- 10 oz. bag mini marshmallows
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Supplies you’ll need:
- 4″ heart-shaped cookie cutter
- 12 large lollipop sticks (Amazon affiliate link)
- cellophane bags
- red or pink ribbon
- wax paper & baking sheet pan (assemble ahead of time)
- After popping popcorn in microwave, mix the popcorn and cherries together in a large bowl.
- Melt butter in large saucepan, then add marshmallows & white chocolate and heat over low heat until melted and smooth. Stir consistently to not allow sticking to pan.
- If using food coloring, stir in a few drop now to tint the mixture pink.
- Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn; toss gently until well coated. You may want to butter up your hands to thoroughly mix it.
- Place heart-shaped cookie cutter on baking sheet covered with wax paper and with buttery hands press mixture into the cookie cutter. Insert a stick of your choice in the base of each heart.
- Allow popcorn hearts to cool completely. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate. I melted mine in the microwave for about 2 mins. (but check after 1 min.)
- Drizzle chocolate over hearts. Allow to harden
- Wrap popcorn hearts in cellophane and tie with ribbon
Makes 12 (if you don’t eat any popcorn mixture while making them…hahaha) Seriously, these are so good and addicting….you’ll want to eat the whole thing before the hearts are complete!!!
Y’all, when I first made these Brody was young. This was a friend of ours who took art classes with him. He gave her one of the Valentine’s treat. That was such a special moment for me.
For more Valentine inspiration, check out how to make a Whip Cream Frozen Heart Treat