snack

Cupid's Popcorn Mix

We tried a new popcorn recipe this weekend when we had a movie night and watched Valentine's Day movies and it was a HIT! Cupid's Popcorn Mix is great for a family movie night or would also work great in little bags for classroom treats!

This recipe is easy to make and tastes so yummy and the best part is you can be totally creative with what items you use in it. 

Here's what you need:

  • 1 cup of unpopped kernals or microwave popcorn 
  • Chocolate melts (from the Bulk Barn) - we bought red, white and pink for Valentine's Day but you could use whatever colour you want
  • Valentine’s Day colored sprinkles
  • Valentine’s Day Smarties
  • Parchment paper or tinfoil
  1. Make popcorn per your preferred method
  2. When popping is complete, remove from heat and spread popcorn in a single layer on parchment paper or tinfoil on a tray. Try to remove any unpopped kernels at this time.

 

3. While popcorn cools, melt bag of white chocolate chips/bark  in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second increments until completely melted.

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4. Coat popcorn with the chocolate and mix without smooshing the kernels

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5. Immediately follow by decorating with Valentine’s or decorative sprinkles & smarties. You can also use cinnamon hearts, marshmallows, chocolate chips, jujubes or any Valentine's Day candies. 

6. Allow 1 hour for chocolate to harden.

7. Break into pieces and store in an air tight container or baggies. 

Enjoy and try and share ;) 

Don't forget to download your Valentine's Day printables HERE

Valentine's Day Kabobs

My son is so excited to be making Valentine's Day Kabobs again this year for his class! Each year, the teacher asks for healthy food snacks for their class party. I love being able to make something that is fun and healthy and so these are the perfect combination!

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This year, we are going to make them using heart shaped confetti instead of sprinkles. My younger son is also excited to take them in for his class this year too! 

Here's what you need:

  • skewers
  • strawberries
  • banana
  • pineapple
  • big marshmallows
  • chocolate chips or melting chocolate discs
  • milk
  • sprinkles or confetti of your choice 
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Here's how to make these kabobs:

1.  Cut up your fruit. 

2. Melt the chocolate in a glass dish in the microwave with some milk in it to make it creamy and smooth for dipping. 

3. Dip your strawberries in the chocolate. 

4. Dip the marshmallows in the chocolate and then in the sprinkles. I used two dishes so that my boys could dip one and then the other easily.

5. Skew all of your items onto the skewers. 

Enjoy!!