artsy-fartsy mama: Chocolate Cherry Heart Pops

Chocolate Cherry Heart Pops

I've teamed up with Jolly Time Popcorn to bring you this delicious Valentine's treat! Popcorn is always a favorite on it's own, but mix it up with some cherries and chocolate and you've got a hit!! It's a fun Valentine's activity for the kids, and are a sweet gift to give out to friends and family!

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12 cups popped JOLLY TIME Smart Balance Butter Light Microwave Popcorn
1 1/2 cups dried tart cherries
1 pound of mini marshmallows
1 cup white chocolate chips (or vanilla candy coating)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate morsels)
red food coloring
long lollipop sticks or thick bamboo skewers

  1. Mix popcorn and cherries in a large bowl.
  2. Place marshmallows, white chocolate, and butter in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth. Stir in a few drops of red food coloring to tint the mixture pink.
  3. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and toss gently until well coated.
  4. With wet or buttered hands, press mixture into a 3-4 inch heart-shaped cookie cutter (keep cutter on foil or wax paper-lined baking sheet), then lift cutter off. Insert a lollipop stick in the base of each heart.
  5. Allow popcorn hearts to cool completely.
  6. Melt the dark chocolate and drizzle over hearts. Allow to harden.
  7. The hearts look cute wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbon, or stand them up in a vase or jar as a candy bouquet!

Visit to find more flavors, recipes, and inspiration from America's first family of popcorn as they celebrate their 100th birthday this year!

Jolly Time sent me the ingredients for the this recipe, but all opinions my own.


  1. These are SO cute and fun! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. Those are seriously darling. My girls would go crazy for them. Pinned.

  3. Mmm! Those sound as yummy as they are cute!

  4. These look SO good!! This is perfect project for Valentines! They are so cute:)

  5. How fun! These will be a fun treat for the kids when they get home from school today! :)

  6. We LOVE popcorn around here, what a great idea for a new spin on it!


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