Valentine’s Day is coming quickly. My big kids always sign up for bringing the “special treat” for class parties. I thought these Popcorn Heart Valentine Treats would be perfect and they were a huge hit. Here is the recipe for these homemade Valentine treats with a step by step tutorial.
Popcorn Heart Homemade Valentine Treats Recipe
- 10 tbsp unpopped popcorn
- vegetable oil or popcorn oil
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- 1 8 oz bag mini marshmallows
- red or pink food coloring
- red or pink candy melt
- parchment paper
- heart cookie cutter
- paper lollipop sticks
- plastic piping bag
How To Make Popcorn Heart Homemade Valentine Treats:
Make Sheet of Sweet Popcorn
Pop the popcorn according to directions using vegetable or popcorn oil.
Separate and dispose of all unpopped or partially popped kernels from the popped.
Melt the butter over medium heat, adding the marshmallows when the butter is totally melted. Stir continuously until the marshmallows are completely melted. Add a small amount of pink or red food coloring and stir well.
Mix the popped popcorn into the marshmallow mixture and stir until evenly coated.
Press the popcorn mixture into a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. The popcorn should be tightly pressed.
Cut Heart Shapes And Insert Lollipop Stick
When the popcorn mixture has cooled a bit cut into heart shapes with a heart cookie cutter. Place a lollipop stick (available at craft stores) in the bottom of each. Lay on a sheet of parchment paper to finish cooling.
Place 1/2 cup of candy melt into the plastic piping. Microwave for 25-30 seconds. Squish the piping bag to mix the candy melt. Heat for an additional 25 seconds or until the candy has melted completely.
Snip the tip of the piping bag off and drizzle the candy melt over the popcorn hearts.
After the candy melt has cooled completely you can wrap the popcorn hearts in individual treat bags. Or place in a tall glass or vase to create a popcorn heart bouquet.
Free Printable Gift Tag
You could give these adorable Popcorn Heart Homemade Valentine Treats with the attached printable tags for a unique Valentine’s Day edible gift. They say, “My heart is popping with love!” Just drag the image to your desktop, open the image and chose print from the file menu at the top of the screen.
Let me know if you think you will try these popcorn hearts as your special homemade Valentine treats and how they turn out! I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!