Bring out your puffcorn, Valentine’s hearts and sprinkles to make this addictive, yummy and affordable Valentine’s Day Puffcorn recipe. Your guests will thank you immeasurably!
What Is Puffcorn?
Puffcorn is a hullless popcorn which is made by many brands in many flavors. For this recipe the plain or buttered flavor puffcorn works best.
I prefer Chester’s Butter flavored puffcorn as the taste mimics movie theater popcorn with butter – adding the white chocolate gives the sweet salty mix we all love.
However any brand is fine and if desired I’ve also seen an organic version of puffcorn at my local store.
Ten minutes to prep. Ten minutes to set. And you are good to go!
Ingredients Valentine’s Puffcorn
One bag of puffcorn (brand of your choice)
1 bag Wilton’s white candy melts or white chocolate chips or vanilla or almond bark (1/2 bar per bag of puffcorn)
Valentine’s sprinkles, hearts, decorations
I love the larger size hearts by Wilton which can be difficult to find on the shelf, I purchase mine on amazon.
Directions For Valentine’s Day Puffcorn
- Lay out puffcorn in one layer on a parchment or wax paper lined cookie sheet or my new favorite Reynolds baking sheets. Leave a slight space between each puffcorn. I use two cookie sheets for one bag of puffcorn.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave. If you haven’t melted chocolate in the microwave, try a test batch first to judge how long it takes to melt the chocolate with your microwave brand and wattage.
- Lightly sprinkle the chocolate or bark over the puffcorn; do not pour. I use a wooden spoon and drizzle the chocolate over the puffcorn.
- Using the decoration of your choice, liberally sprinkle the decorations over the puffcorn.
- The mixture needs to set either on the countertop or can be put into refrigerator for a quick set; 10 minutes in the refrigerator is adequate.
- Break apart the puffcorn into bite size or hand size portions.
This is a flexible recipe depending upon your preference for how heavily to coat the puffcorn with chocolate. You want to drizzle enough chocolate to add taste and that the decorations adhere to the puffcorn, but not overload the puffcorn with the sweet topping. The salty puffcorn and sweet should combine evenly.
That’s it! Couldn’t be easier. Great recipe to involve the kids to decorate the Valentine’s Day Puffcorn and affordably feed a crowd, classroom or party.