Valentine, Or Whatever Holiday Popcorn

This deliciously magical popcorn has given us the title of most popular room mom EVER!!! All joking aside, the 3rd grade kids beg for this yummy treat.  In fact, no birthday cupcakes were sent this year we had to send this sweet and salty popcorn! We've made this crunchy popcorn for Homecoming, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines, Birthdays and they still want more! 

Valentine, Or Whatever Holiday Popcorn


8 cups popped popcorn (2, 3 ounce microwave bags)
1 pound almond bark
2 cups candy topping  
pink and red sprinkles 

divid the candy toppings how you'd like 2 cups of one kind, or 1 cup of two different treats. 

candy topping options: plain holiday M&M's, candy corn, holiday colored Oreo pieces, pretzel pieces, Reese pieces, Almond Joy pieces, red hots.......


Cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper. Spread popcorn evenly onto the wax paper, being careful to remove any unpopped kernels.  

Place broken almond bark pieces into a microwave safe bowl, microwave for 1 minute, stir, then microwave for 30 seconds, stirring and repeat until the bark is melted. Tip: stirring often helps the mixture melt nicely, without getting too hot. The almond bark becomes "choppy"  if it becomes too hot. When almond bark is melted properly it is shiny and has a nice consistency. 

Pour melted almond bark over the popcorn, spreading and turning with spatula if needed to coat evenly. Sprinkle candy toppings and colored sprinkles over the almond bark while it is still wet, but not hot. Place cookie tray into refrigerator until set and firm. Remove and gently break into pieces.

Makes enough for about 10 cellophane bags. 

Happy Baking! 

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