This is probably the only Valentine's Day thing I'll make this year. I'm seeing all sorts of stuff on Pinterest. Handmade Valentine's Day wreaths, pencil toppers, heart crayons, and Rainbow Loom bracelets. "Ain't nobody got time for that," if you will. Here's a quickie V-Day project - I made it this in less than twenty minutes this morning while Will was playing with his busy box and Jesse was watching the Olympics. Then I ate some for breakfast.
This simple Valentine's Day popcorn just takes a few ingredients...
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup m&ms
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
red sugar sprinkles
a pinch of salt
...and of course you can be flexible with the treats you add to the popcorn. This would be tasty with all sorts of sweet things on top.
First I popped the popcorn kernels on the stove by heating up the coconut oil in a pot, testing a kernel or two, and then popping the rest once the oil was hot enough (shaking the whole time to avoid burning). Once the popcorn was done, I spread it out in a thin layer on a cookie sheet and got to work melting the white chocolate in the microwave. No photo of the process here because it all had to be done quickly - as soon as the white chocolate was melty and drippy, I drizzled it over the popcorn and while it was still melted, shook out some red sugar sprinkles and m&ms onto the popcorn. Finally, I put just a tiny bit of salt across the popcorn since I love all things salty and sweet.
In the time it took to clean the popcorn pot and the chocolate bowl, everything was cooled down enough to stick into small bags (then quickly dispensed to neighbors and grandparents so I wouldn't eat it all).
Have a sweet Monday!