Valentine’s Day Popcorn! Cupid’s Popcorn Mix

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Make this Valentine’s Day Popcorn as a delicious sweet treat to snack on with your loved one while watching a movie, or make a batch to give to your Valentine as a love-ly homemade edible gift!

Cupid’s Popcorn Mix has three homemade popcorn flavors – cherry, pink lemonade, and chocolate, as well as some other sweet goodies to create a delicious variety of tastes and textures!

Valentine's Day Popcorn: A popcorn box tipped over with the popcorn spilling out. The popcorn is a variety of colors - pink, red, white and brown, with pink and red candies and sprinkles added. A Valentine's Gnome is sitting in the background. All photos throughout have photos from the same photoshoot.

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Valentine’s Day Popcorn

Popcorn is such a classic snack to munch on while watching a movie, but why not take the snack-attack to the next level with a yummy, themed popcorn mix?

There are a variety of different types of popcorn mixes out there with the main ingredient being popcorn, of course, then other snack-type ingredients added





Some examples are:

  • popcorn trail mix – adding dried fruits and nuts
  • popcorn snack mix – adding other dried snacks like crackers or pretzels
  • popcorn candy mix – adding different candies like M&M’s or gummies
  • popcorn party mix – for parties, duh!
  • themed popcorn mix – using a variety of themed snacks to suit the theme
Plain Popcorn

Cupid’s Popcorn Mix

I’ve called this Valentine’s Day popcorn, Cupid’s Popcorn Mix, because, well, because it’s a cute name for a popcorn mix!

From my earlier definitions of mixes, I guess technically it is Valentine’s popcorn candy mix. But whatever you or I want to call it, it’s a delicious assortment of different flavored popcorn and candies and that’s the important thing!

There are three popcorn flavors (and colors!) in this mix – cherry, pink lemonade, and chocolate – as well as some standard salted popcorn.

Now don’t worry about having to find those flavors of popcorn – this recipe shows you how to make them!

You can buy ready-made popcorn or pop your own kernels using a popcorn machine, or good old-fashioned pot on the stovetop.

Cupid's Candy Corn

Ingredients used in this recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, but here is a brief outline so you know what to expect from the recipe.

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A Love-ly Snack! Valentine's Popcorn Mix

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Cupid's Popcorn Mix - A yummy homemade edible gift for Valentine's Day

Cupid’s Popcorn Mix Recipe Tips

  • Prepare three baking sheets with some wax paper or parchment paper/baking paper/greaseproof paper for the popcorn to dry on.
  • The popcorn flavors are made in a pot on the stove using butter, sugar, water, and Kool-Aid or hot chocolate powder which is then poured over plain (salted) popcorn.
  • You will need to work quickly to stir the flavoring over the popcorn – use a large bowl and a rubber spatula to mix everything through.
  • The flavored popcorn needs to dry for 1 -2 hours or until it is no longer sticky. Allow time for this when making the popcorn mix. Drying time may depend on the humidity in your kitchen.
  • Once dried, all you have to do is mix the together with all of the other ingredients and you’re ready to go!
  • Put in a large bowl or popcorn box for sharing, or into smaller individual ones.
  • Place into cello bags and tie off with some ribbon as a yummy homemade gift.
3 Flavors! Easy To Make! Yummy! Cupid's Popcorn

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Valentine's Day Popcorn - Cherry, pink lemonade and chocolate flavors!

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3 Flavor Valentine's Day Popcorn

Cupid's Popcorn Mix

Yield: 1 bowl for sharing!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Valentine's Day Popcorn has three flavors - cherry, pink lemonade, and chocolate, as well as some other sweet goodies to create a delicious variety of tastes and textures.

Ingredients

For the Cherry Popcorn

  • 2 cups plain (salted) popcorn
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 packet Cherry Kool-Aid

For the Pink Lemonade Popcorn

  • 2 cups plain (salted) popcorn
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 packet Pink Lemonade Kool-Aid

For the Chocolate Popcorn

  • 2 cups plain (salted)popcorn
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 packet hot cocoa mix

For the Mix

  • 2 cups cherry popcorn
  • 2 cups pink lemonade popcorn
  • 2 cups chocolate popcorn
  • 2 cups regular salted popcorn
  • 1 cup red chocolate melting wafers
  • ¼ cup pink M&M's
  • ¼ cup red M&M's
  • ¼ cup white M&M's
  • ¼ cup Cupid's Candy Corn
  • ¼ cup Wilton pink and white cake pearls

Instructions

  1. Prepare 3 baking sheets lined with wax paper.
  2. To make the cherry popcorn flavor, place the popcorn in a large bowl.
  3. Place the sugar, cherry Kool-Aid, water, and butter in a saucepan on medium-high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour over the popcorn and stir quickly to coat.
  5. Spread onto one of the prepared baking sheets and leave to dry for 1-2 hours or until no longer sticky.
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 for both the pink lemonade flavor using the pink lemonade Kool-Aid, and for the chocolate flavor using the hot cocoa mix.
  7. When the flavored popcorns have dried, it's time to mix all of the ingredients together.
  8. Place the flavored popcorns into a large bowl with the regular salted popcorn and toss to combine.
  9. Then add the other candies and sprinkles. Toss again to combine and transfer to popcorn boxes.
  10. 3 Flavor Valentine's Day Popcorn

Notes

Time does not include drying time as this may vary depending on drying conditions in your kitchen.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2859Total Fat: 142gSaturated Fat: 78gTrans Fat: 8gUnsaturated Fat: 49gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 1023mgCarbohydrates: 368gFiber: 22gSugar: 287gProtein: 31g

This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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