Monday, February 10, 2014

Kid Friendly Valentine's Treat | Choco-Cherry Popcorn Heart Bouquets ♥

This awesome kit and recipe was provided to us by Jolly Time Popcorn.
This weekend the kids and I had a ton of funny making and filming the making of these super yummy Choco-Cherry Popcorn Heart Bouquets ! This was my first time doing something creative with popcorn which by the way was with one of my all time favorite kinds, Jolly Time Popcorn. Check out my last post on Jolly Time, Our Winter Break : Movies and Jolly Time Popcorn. Now the recipe it self it pretty straight forward but the kids and I had a few bumps along the way. Don't take that the wrong way, I think that's exactly what made these fun to make!! When you watch the video you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.
Watch our video and check out the recipe below to see how you can make these too :-) Then let me know in the comments below, What your fav Valentine's Day tradition is. 
How cute are these ?? Wrap them in some cellophane and they are the perfect Valentine treat & gift.

The Jolly Time Recipe 

Makes about 8

Ingredients :

12 cups popped JOLLY TIME® Smart Balance Butter Light Microwave Pop Corn
1-1/2 cups dried tart cherries
1 (1-pound) bag mini marshmallows
1 cup white chocolate chips or chopped vanilla candy coating
¼ cup butter
Red food color
Long lollipop sticks or thick bamboo skewers
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate morsels
Heart Cookie Cutter - Not required but makes it a bit easier


Here's How :

Mix popcorn and cherries in a large bowl. Place marshmallows, white chocolate, and butter in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth. Stir in a few drops of red food color to tint the mixture pink.
Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn; toss gently until well coated. With wet or buttered hands, press mixture into a 3-1/2 to 4-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter (place cutter on a foil-lined baking sheet; press in popcorn, then lift cutter off). Insert a lollipop stick in the base of each heart.
Allow popcorn hearts to cool completely. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate. Drizzle over hearts. Allow to harden.
Wrap hearts in cellophane and tie with ribbon; stand them up in a vase or jar as a centerpiece or gift.

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite Valentine's Day treat is ...





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12 comments:

  1. my valentine tradition is to go to the school dance w/ my kids & give them an assortment for Valentines

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  2. These sound so awesome, I am gonna make these with my kids too.

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    1. Awesome , yea it was fun getting to do this with the munchkins :-)

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  3. Ohhhhhhh omm nom nom nom!!! Where's mine? mmmm these look delicious! I have to make these!

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    1. LOL ! and I can't wait to see your recreations

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  4. These are adorable!! My favorite treat is a box of chocolates then I have a variety to share with my kids

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  5. OH!!! Those candies look really delicious and adorable for Valentines <3

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  6. Looks delicious, I really need to try making this. <3

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  7. ah man! I wish I would've seen this post last week - I was looking for some cute little treats for my sons class!! I'll save this idea for next year :) Thanks for the post!

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  8. My favorite Valentine's Day treat is dark chocolate candy. The choco-cherry popcorn hearts look delicious, I cannot wait to try making them. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  9. Can't wait to make these with my kiddos! So fun and creative!

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