Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Easy Valentine's Day Snack: Candied Popcorn

This snack is super easy and would make a great Valentine's Day school party treat.

You will need:

  • Candy Melts (red, pink, or purple)
  • Popcorn
  • Snack bags or make paper cones 
  • Sprinkles, optional
  • Decorative paper, for cones (I used cardstock.)
  • Tape, for cones
  • Optional: wax paper

1. Make the popcorn.
2. Melt the candy melts in the microwave according to the package directions. If the melts get too thick, add a little vegetable shortening.
3. Place popcorn in a bowl and drizzle melted candy over the popcorn. 
4. Stir to coat all the popcorn. 
5. Add sprinkles.
6. Let the candy melts set/harden. This takes about 5 minutes. I found if I spread the popcorn out on wax paper, the popcorn dried better and not as clumpy.
7. While the candy hardens, make the cones. Cut out a piece of paper and fold into a cone shape. Secure with a piece of tape.
8. Fill the cones with popcorn, serve and enjoy!

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