Tasty Tuesday is here foodie friends! Wahoo!! Can I be honest with you? Valentine's Day is the last thing I want to spend much time on. After the stresses of the holidays in November and December, the last thing I want to do is worry about having a big to-do on the calendar. But of course, every February 14th we find ourselves in the same place. There always feels some sort of requirement to do something small for friends, family and co-workers.
This year I'm taking the easiest path. Candied Popcorn is not only a sweet Valentine's Day treat, it's also just so attractive looking. I love turning something simple into something fun.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
• 1-2 bags of buttered popcorn
• 1/4 cup of cream cheese frosting
• Chocolate Syrup
• Holiday themed sprinkles
WHIP IT UP
This is just too fun! Simply pop the popcorn (I specified buttered popcorn because the sweet and salty flavor combo is a major plus in my book) in the microwave then empty the contents into a large bowl.
In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the frosting for 20 seconds. It just needs to be more fluid for easy pouring over the popcorn.
Top the popcorn with the frosting and chocolate and then go to town with the sprinkles.
Honestly, you could stop there if you're throwing a party, having some friends over for a Galentine's Night or Valentine's Day party, or you can take the next steps.
Mix the popcorn around to get all that sugary goodness all over the popcorn. You want every morsel to have that delicious flavor.
If you're not serving right away or fixing for bags (see below), put it in the fridge for a few hours or put the bowl in the freezer for a bit. This just ensures that when you put it in the bag it's not a total mess. Less mess, less stress.
Give to you favorite Valentine or the office crush. Perhaps you can be their secret admirer? :)
What are your plans for Valentine's Day? Do you go all out or do you enjoy something a little more quiet?