‘You Make My Heart POP”! A very simple Valentine trinket for your special sweetie. Just pop some popcorn, melt a little chocolate, and type up a cute hang tag!
I am a popcorn lover if you’ve ever met one, unfortunately, a ton of popcorn reaps havoc on my insides. Regardless, the smell of popcorn is a yummy perfume to my nose…so when I make popcorn I like to make it the old fashioned way-on the stove. So bring out your kettle, oil, and kernels and pop away! I promise, the popcorn made on a stove is way better than the ready in a minute microwave kind.
-What you’ll need-
salt and some melted butter
cellophane party bags (found at party store or in the baking isle at the grocery store).
hang tag and single hold punch
Pop the popcorn ( Note* Measurements should be on the back of the popcorn package-I recommend heating the oil first, and then throwing in a few test kernels before you throw them all in there).
Make sure you don’t keep the heat very high, medium heat is fine. After all the kernels are in the kettle, make sure you keep lifting and shaking the kettle so the kernels get evenly distributed in the oil and don’t burn.
Melt your chocolate, in the microwave is easiest, but only melt it in about 30 second intervals so it doesn’t burn. Lay your popcorn out on some foil or wax paper on a cookie sheet. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate all over your popcorn.
Let cool, and then put into your plastic party bags. Tie with a ribbon, secure your hang tag and finish your ribbon in a bow.
Now you’re all set to make your sweetie’s heart pop! (Not literally, of course ;) )
Another great use for bags of Valentine popcorn would be as your Valentine’s Day party favors! Instead, your hang tag could say ‘Thanks for poppin’ by! ;)
Stay tuned for another yummy Valentine Idea tomorrow! :d