Valentine Popcorn: A Simple Treat Your Kids Can Make

I love simple treats that the kids can help make.   This Valentine Popcorn is just that- a sweet reward for your little ones.

It is perfect for an afternoon snack, serve it at a Valentine party, use it as a treat to fill goodie bags for friends, or make it and watch a sweet Valentine movie, like Gnomeo and Juliet.

This is so easy to make- you’re going to love it. And while you’re here, don’t forget to check out all of my Valentine crafts. All of them are simple to make and many come with free printables which make for perfect gift giving.

Here is how you make it.

valentine popcorn

You Will Need:

  • 1 bag pink candy melts (really, whatever festive color you want is fine)
  • 4 cups popcorn (you can buy it already popped or do the microwave bags)
  • double boiler
  • large ziplock bag or icing bag
  • scissors to snip the end of the ziplock bag
  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper

Use a double boiler to melt the candy wafers.

Make sure the heat is not too high or the candies will turn into a hard ball of candy.

pink candy melts

This is what the candy will look like once it is melted.

Let it cool just a bit (like 1-2 minutes) so it can be poured into a ziplock bag or frosting bag.

Once you pour the melted candy into a bag, snip a hole in the corner of the bag so you can squeeze the candy over the popcorn.

wilton candy wafers

Lay out 4 cups of popcorn on a parchment covered cookie sheet.

popcorn snack

Evenly drizzle the melted candy over the popcorn.

Let the candy cool. I popped the cookie sheet in the deep freezer for about 2 minutes and it was good to go.

candy popcorn

Break the popcorn apart (it will be one sheet of popcorn once the candy hardens).

Put the popcorn into treat bags and seal them up, or toss it in a bowl and watch a Valentine movie.

popcorn craft

We loved it as an afternoon snack.

More Valentine Crafts:

I am sharing this craft at these linky parties.


  1. says

    Hi Crystal,
    I just love your Valentine Popcorn, one of my all time favorite snacks. Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. says

    this looks so good!!! Thanks so much for linking this up to Nap-Time Creations Tasteful Tuesday. I’m featuring it today as party of a 25 fabulous valentine ideas post! I would be so excited if you would come over and grab a new featured button and put it on your post! :o) OH and I have a WEEK of giveaways going on for my blog birthday… stop by and check it out and enter!!! A new one will be posted every day.

  3. Cynthia says

    I love festive popcorn – so fun! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.


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