St. Valentine’s Day popcorn

Popcorn is one of my favourite snacks. My dad taught me how to make them on the stovetop, and it has always been the snack we ate for a tv night. I like to prepare them with salt, then I add chamoy (spicy fruit sauce), hot sauce, and with lime, for sure. This St. Valentine’s snack main ingredient is popcorn. It’s perfect, salty and sweet. My husband loves sweet and salty snacks, and I think this was a great idea to please our taste buds. It’s very easy to make, and it looks super cute!

How to make Valentine’s popcorn
Ingredients:
1/2c corn for popping
1 bar of white chocolate
1 10oz bag of Valentine’s M&Ms chocolate
Sprinkles (I used silver & colorful ones)

Procedure:
Pop your corn! Heat up a tablespoon of cooking oil in your pot. Add the corn, and some salt. Cover it. Grab a pair of cooking mittens, and shake the pot every 30sec for 5sec once the corn starts popping. The popcorn will be ready when the popping starts slowing down, maybe 4sec in between pops is a good time to stop. Add immediately to a bowl and let popcorn cool. Once it’s cool, get rid of any un-popped kernels. If you prefer, you can also use a bag or two of microwave popcorn.
Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30sec intervals. If you prefer, use a double-boiler system to melt it. The cholate pieces I used were done in 30sec, since they were a truffle type of chocolate.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, and then add half the melted chocolate, and mix well. It’s easier if you use two spatulas. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread the mix. Drizzle the rest of the chocolate and let it cool. You could also pop it in the fridge.

The cool part about this snack is that you can add as you please! Some great ingredient ideas to add or replace are corn Chex, Cheerios, small pretzels, cinnamon chewy candy, and more!

Don’t let the name make you think that this snack is exclusive for St. Valentine’s Day. Change the colors, and celebrate any special occasion. I hope you make it!

 Michelle| con limón, please

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