Valentine crunch snack mix

Valentine Crunch Snack Mix Recipe

Need an easy Valentine's Day party treat? We've got you covered with this sweet and simple Valentine snack mix. This heart-y treat can be served by the bowlful—or packaged individually for a sweet classroom treat. Microwave popcorn gets party-ready with a white chocolate coating, heart-shaped sprinkles, pretty-in-pink chocolate candies and white-chocolate pretzel twists.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

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Ingredients

2 microwave bags of plain (not buttered) popcorn, popped, with all un-popped kernels removed
10 oz. bag white chocolate chips
½ cup heart-shaped sprinkles
3 cups white chocolate pretzels
½ cup each light and dark pink chocolate candies

Directions

  1. Spread the popcorn in a single layer over a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Melt white chocolate in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds to prevent burning. If the chocolate is too thick, add up to 1 tablespoon vegetable oil to thin the chocolate to a pourable consistency.
  3. Pour the white chocolate over the popcorn. With clean hands, toss the popcorn to distribute the chocolate and spread in a single layer again. Evenly scatter the heart-shaped sprinkles over the chocolate.
  4. Stir the popcorn every 15 minutes for about 45 minutes to an hour, breaking up any clumps.
  5. After the chocolate has hardened, add the pretzels and stir them into the mix along with the chocolate candies.

Tip: To remove un-popped kernels from your popcorn, shake the bags after removing from the microwave. Tear from the top and scoop the popcorn from the bag, leaving the kernels at the bottom.