Saturday, February 4, 2012

Salivating Saturday

Need an easy treat for Valentine's Day or maybe a sweet and savory treat for game day tomorrow? Well, look no further than the recipe I am about to give you. It is a combo of sweet, savory and chocolate.....oh yeah, you heard me right. I recently made it for a few friends and it because it was so good, I made an extra batch for myself.

Valentine Popcorn Mix
2 bags of buttered microwave popcorn
1 bag of melt and pour candy chocolates (Wilton's)-confetti sprinkle was the one I chose
1 bag of Valentine M&M's
Wax paper
Baking sheet
Valentine sprinkles, this is a must!

Now, if you don't want to use buttered popcorn, that's fine. It was what I had in my pantry and if you aren't a fan of the melt and pour chocolate, a bag of chocolate chips in your favorite flavor will do. Last, after thinking about this a little more, I bet peanut M&M's would make this so yummy!

Pop your popcorn according to the microwave instructions.
In a double boiler (or a microwave), melt the candy chocolates
In a LARGE bowl, combine the popcorn and the melted candy chocolates.Stir until popcorn is coated
Pour in 1/2 a bag of the M&M's and shake a few sprinkles into the mix. Continue to stir until everything is coated.
Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet covered in wax paper
Let cool and then break apart.
After it has cooled and you have broken it apart, add the remaining bag of M&M's to the mixture. You will have coated and uncoated M&M's
Serve it up!

I filled up Valentine bags and gave it  to a few friends. I put the rest in a sealed container for future eatings and by future I mean, five minutes after I made it.

This popcorn is great because you can make it for any theme you want or any holiday coming up. I think it would be great for a party or a shower. Have fun and mix with different colors and flavors! Beware! It is very addicting and won't last long, especially if you live at my house.



Becky said...

I love popcorn.

I love peanut M&Ms.

I love making a sweet mess in the kitchen.

Must try this soon.


LimeRiot said...

I'm so glad you posted this, Pam! I was going to send you an email and ask for the recipe. This lasted about 12 minutes in the house before it was all gone.

Thank you!!