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Valentine’s Day Popcorn Mix

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This Valentine’s Day popcorn mix is bursting with sweet and salty crunch. This pink popcorn is a simple treat you can throw together in minutes. Popped popcorn, pretzels, M&M’s melted chocolate and Valentine’s Day sprinkles galore.

Overflowing bag of popcorn mix.

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Whether love is in the air, or you want a sweet and salty snack mix to serve up at a school party, mid-day treat, or to pack for a day out with the kids. This Valentine popcorn is a must make.

Whip up these red velvet cake balls for another v-day treat. Or these rich and decadent chocolate brownie cupcakes are one that will steal the show.

Why you’ll love this recipe!

  • Festive Valentine’s Day dessert
  • Quick and Easy
  • Sweet and Salty
  • Crunchy and Creamy Chocolate
  • Festive Sprinkles

Valentine’s Day Popcorn Ingredients

Here is all you need to whip up this Valentine’s day popcorn recipe. It is made with sweet and salty ingredients that you might already have on hand in your pantry.

Popcorn, Pretzels, Cupid’s Mix M&M’s, Ghirardelli white melting wafers, Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers, Wilton pink candy melts, and Sprinkles in bowls.
  • Popcorn – Popped (can use bag or stir crazy to make fresh)
  • Pretzels – Break into small pieces.
  • M&M’s – Valentine’s Day themed M&Ms.
  • Chocolate – White, pink, and dark chocolate for melting
  • Sprinkles – Red, pink, and white colored.

Variations To Recipe

  • Swap popcorn with Kettle corn for a sweet twist.
  • Use Gold Fish instead of pretzels.
  • Consider stirring in some mini marshmallows for a creamy portion.
  • Leave out M&M’s if you don’t want the candy crunch.
  • Toss in Graham crackers instead of pretzels for a sweet twist.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How To Make The Popcorn Mix

Collage of creating popcorn mix in a glass bowl.
  1. Cook popcorn in the microwave, and once popped, place in a large bowl. (Photo 1)
  2. Add in the pretzels and most of the M&Ms. (Photo 2)
  3. Then, in a new bowl, melt your chocolate, and once creamy, you will drizzle over the popcorn. Stir to coat. (Photo 3)
  4. Spread the popcorn on a pan and then spread it out so all the coated popcorn is spread out evenly. (Photo 4)
Collage of creating Valentine's popcorn mix.
  1. Then melt dark chocolate and the red candy melts and pour each of them separately over the popcorn to create a drizzle top for the popcorn. (Photos 5 & 6)
  2. Add extra M&M’s and sprinkles for decorations.
Three bags of Valentine's popcorn mix.

Storing Snack Mix

For this popcorn mix for Valentine’s day will last for up to two weeks when stored properly. Just place in an airtight container that is sealed or reach for one that is a sealed bag you can remove air from.

Leave the snack mix at room temperature on the counter and snack on it for up to 14 days.

Popcorn mix in a white bowl.

Recipe FAQs

What is good to mix with popcorn?

Popcorn is versatile. You can add ingredients that are sweet, like this snack mix. Or opt for savory and add a splash of hot sauce or even Cheez It crackers, pretzels, etc. Feel free to eat popcorn any way you want.

Can I make this snack mix ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the popcorn mix a day in advance. You will find it is going to have the best flavor if you serve it fresh. The popcorn will lose a bit of the crunch factor the longer it sits.

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Valentine’s Day Popcorn

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Valentine's Day Popcorn Mix is made with popcorn, three melted chocolates, sprinkles, pretzels and more. A festive and fun sweet and salty popcorn mix with a Valentine's Day theme.


  • 10 cups (110 g) about 1 ½ bags microwave popcorn, popped
  • 1 ½ cup (120 g) pretzels broken into smaller pieces
  • 1 cup (236 ⅗ g) Cupid’s Mix M&M’s
  • ¾ cup (169 ½ g) Ghirardelli white melting wafers
  • ¼ cup (59 ⅐ g) Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • ¼ cup (56 ½ g) Wilton pink candy melts
  • Sprinkles


  • Prepare the microwave popcorn according to package instructions. Once popped, place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix in the pretzel pieces and only ⅔ of the M&Ms.
  • Melt the white melting wafers in a microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each time until smooth.
  • Pour over the popcorn mixture and mix with a rubber spatula to combine.
  • Spread the coated popcorn mix evenly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Melt the dark chocolate and the red candy melts separately in piping bags. Snip off a small piece of the tip and drizzle over the popcorn mix.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining M&Ms and your choice of sprinkles.
  • Allow the chocolate to set for at least 10 minutes, until it hardens, before breaking the popcorn apart and serving. Enjoy!


Popcorn – You can use any type of popcorn you want. Microwave, kettle corn, or use a Stir Crazy to make popcorn from kernels. You just don’t want a super flavored popcorn to start. 
Mix-ins – Change up what you mix in to the snack mix. Any items like Cheerios, graham crackers, small crackers, marshmallows, etc. They all work great. 
Storing – Once the chocolate is set store the popcorn mixture in a sealed bag or airtight container. 
Gluten Free – Feel free to use gluten free pretzels and such to fit your dietary needs. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 227kcal (11%) Carbohydrates: 31g (10%) Protein: 3g (6%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 3mg (1%) Sodium: 216mg (9%) Potassium: 62mg (2%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 17g (19%) Vitamin A: 55IU (1%) Vitamin C: 0.3mg Calcium: 25mg (3%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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