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Cherry Chocolate Popcorn Heart Bouquets

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Cherry Chocolate Popcorn Heart Bouquets

Servings

8

Hearts

These make a great edible gift for valentine’s day, or any time you want to show someone a little love.

Ingredients

  • 12 cups popped Jolly Time Blast O Butter Microwave Pop Corn

  • 1 1/2 cups cups dried tart cherries

  • 1 bag (1 lb) mini marshmallows

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or chopped vanilla candy coating

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate morsels

  • As needed long lollipop sticks or thick bamboo skewers

  • As needed red food coloring

Directions

  • Mix popcorn and cherries in a large bowl
  • Place marshmallows, white chocolate, and butter in a large sauce pan. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth. Cook over low heat until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in a few drops of red food color to tint the mixture pink. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn; toss gently until well coated.
  • With wet or buttered hands, press mixture into a 3-1/2 to 4-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter (place cutter on a foil-lined baking sheet; press in popcorn, then lift cutter off). Insert a lollipop stick in the base of each heart.
  • Allow popcorn hearts to cool completely. Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate. Drizzle over hearts. Allow to harden.
  • Wrap hearts in cellophane and tie with ribbon; stand them up in a vase or jar as a centerpiece or gift.

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