I’m rounding up all of the special Valentine’s Day recipes so that you can bake and cook to your heart’s content! I love making special treats for my valentines, and these are super fun to make at home together!
These would make perfect Valentines Day popcorn gift ideas to add a special treat to your gifts! You could also add it into a cute baggy and tie it off with a Valentines Day popcorn printable!
+ 8 Cups of Popped Popcorn +
+ 3 tbsp. Butter (Sweet Cream, Salted) +
+ 3 cups Mini Marshmallows +
+ Valentine’s Mix M&M’s +
+ Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Mix +
+ Confetti Hearts Sprinkles +
1. Pop 8 cups of popcorn and remove all of the un-popped kernels. Salt it liberally and set aside.
2. Add 3 tablespoons of butter to a medium saucepan. Melt the butter on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the butter is completely melted.
3. Add 3 cups of mini marshmallows to the melted butter.
Stir until the marshmallows are covered in the butter, and then continue to stir until the marshmallows are completely melted.
4. Take the marshmallow mixture off of the heat as soon as the last marshmallow has melted. Stir well.
5. Slowly pour about a third of the marshmallow mixture over the salted popcorn.
6. Gently fold the marshmallow mixture into the popcorn. Continue to add the marshmallow mixture a bit at a time, stirring between each addition. The popcorn should be covered in the warm marshmallow mixture.
7. Now pour the popcorn onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper. Use a spatula to even the popcorn out on the cookie sheet.
8. Once the popcorn is covered in marshmallow mixture it is time to add the candy. Don’t wait too long, you want the marshmallow mixture to be warm and sticky so the candy and sprinkles will stick to it. Sprinkle the candy onto the popcorn.
9. Allow the Sweetheart Popcorn to cool. Break apart and serve.
+ 3 large eggs +
+ ¾ cup white sugar +
+ ½ cup butter, melted +
+ 1 tablespoon vanilla extract+
+ 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour +
+ 2 teaspoons baking powder +
+ 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed +
1. Beat eggs and sugar in a large bowl until thick. Stir in melted butter and vanilla. Sift together flour and baking powder, and blend into the batter until smooth.
2. Heat the pizzelle iron, and brush or spray with oil.
3. Drop about one tablespoon of batter onto each circle on the iron. You may need to experiment with the amount of batter and baking time depending on the iron.
4. Bake for 1 minute and 15 seconds to 1 minute and 45 seconds, or until steam is no longer coming out of the iron.
5. Carefully remove cookie from the iron with a spatula and repeat with remaining batter. Dust lightly with confectioners sugar.
6. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
+ 2 cups ricotta cheese +
+ 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra for dusting +
+ 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided +
+ 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract +
2. In a large bowl combine the drained ricotta cheese, confectioners’ sugar, mini chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and mix well.
3. Using a spatula, carefully scrape the mixture into pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch open tip. Use at once, or refrigerate until needed; filling can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
4. When ready to serve, pipe the filling into one end of cannoli shell, filling shell halfway, then pipe into other end. If you don’t have a piping bag, you may spoon the filling into the shells. Repeat with remaining shells.