Our Cinnamon Heart Popcorn Crunch is a made with white chocolate and cinnamon hearts!
Through my 12 year journey of food blogging, I have learned a lot about food, about people, 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?!
Perhaps those non chocolate lovers like white chocolate?! This treat is made with white chocolate making it more appealing to those who do not like milk or dark chocolate variations. 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. For this recipe we have swapped the crushed candy canes for cinnamon hearts. I like to keep the cinnamon hearts whole as they are small enough and it gives you a good chew.
This treat is perfect for taking to school for classroom treats. Making for your sweetheart and hiding in his lunch. 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.