Through my 12 year journey of food blogging, I have learned a lot about food, about people and food, unusual food allergies, foods I’ve never heard about or would never cook myself, cooking techniques and tips, and that there are actually people out there that do not like chocolate. Yes it’s true, some people do not like chocolate. Hard to believe right?!
We’ve got a treat for you here with this Cinnamon Heart Popcorn Crunch. Yes it contains white chocolate, however did you know white chocolate really isn’t chocolate? For this treat the white chocolate gets mixed in with the popcorn and cinnamon hearts fusing everything together for the perfect crunchy Valentine’s Day treat.
Several years ago we made this Peppermint Popcorn Crunch, which continues to be a very popular recipe on the blog during the months of November and December. Simply swap crushed candy canes for the cinnamon hearts and bam you have a winter popcorn crunch that is simply divine. Also a good way to use up leftover candy canes in January if you have any like I always do! Important to note I do not crush the cinnamon hearts because who wants a broken heart?!
This treat is perfect for taking to school for classroom treats. You can break it up and put it into cute heart bags you can find at the Dollar Store. Here’s how you make this nut free and tasty Valentine’s Day snack.
- 12 cups popped popcorn
- 1½ cups white chocolate (wafers, chips or chunks)
- ½ cup cinnamon hearts
- If using white chocolate chunks, chop up into smaller 1 inch pieces. Add chocolate to a small glass bowl and place over top a simmering pot (or use double boiler). As the chocolate starts to melt stir constantly until smooth.
- Pop your popcorn and place in a large bowl. Pour melted chocolate over popcorn, stirring until evenly coated. Sprinkle with crushed candy and toss gently until combined.
- Spread mixture on a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until coating hardens. As it was -12C outside when I made this treat I was able to set it outside for 10 minutes and it set up nicely.
- Break popcorn up into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.