Valentine’s Day Treat DIY: Pink Popcorn Hearts on a Stick #JOLLYTIMEPOPCORN
As a JOLLY TIME Popcorn blogger, I get to create a fun craft, or treat each holiday that includes JOLLY TIME’ s delicious popcorn flavors. I look forward to receiving my box each season because it always has such fun contents that enable me to either adapt one of their recipes, or create one of my own. I have to say, before this partnership I have never really experimented with popcorn outside of the bag, or bowl.
These days, rather than buying caramel corn, or popcorn balls I now know how to make my own. I never really realized just how easy it was to melt down ingredients like butter, marshmallow, and chocolate to make these delicious treats. Making your own popcorn balls, or shaped treats is so fun, and the shape, and color possibilities are almost endless.
For Valentine’s Day, JOLLY TIME sent us a super cute box of chocolates, a heart shaped mixing bowl, marshmallows, their famous popcorn, and some supplies we would need to make popcorn hearts on a stick. These treats can then make up a pretty popcorn heart bouquet, or serve as individually wrapped Valentine’s Day treats for kids.
- JOLLY TIME Butter Light Microwave Popcorn -12 cups popped
- Dried cherries
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- White or Dark chocolate morsels
- Craft pop sticks, cellophane bags, ribbon
- 4 inch heart shaped cookie cutter
- Add your 12 cups of popped popcorn, and dried cherries to a large bowl; mix.
- Over medium heat melt one bag of mini marshmallows, 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup of white (or dark) chocolate morsels, 5 drops of red food coloring. Using a wooden spoon stir the ingredients until they are fully melted. The mixture will be sticky, yet easy to dump into the bowl for mixing.
- Using a large wooden spoon, mix your popcorn, and pink marshmallow mixture until everything is coated
- Wet your hands, and insert some popcorn mixture into your heart shaped cutter. Make sure it is evenly spread, and gently push the shape out; repeat. I found it VERY difficult to not do it this way. If you try to spread out the mixture on foil (and press them out), it will stick.
- After you have formed your hearts, melt half cup of white or dark morsels in the microwave. Mine took two 35 second intervals (stir in between to melt).
- Using a fork, swizzle each heart with the chocolate.
- Insert your craft sticks, and allow your hearts to harden.
- Cover with cellophane or make a popcorn heart bouquet.