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From The Archives: Sweetheart Recipe

I am still trying to get over this awful flu, so needless to say, I just haven't been up to blogging...or anything else for that matter.  In light of that, I thought I'd bring up a popular post from last year that seems to be getting pinned left and right these days...which tells me Valentine's Day is already on your minds!

So if you're simply looking for an easy sweet treat or if you ARE actually planning ahead for V-day, go ahead and pin this for later....I promise your taste buds will thank you...and me!

The sole purpose for me keeping the combination of popcorn, almond bark, and cake mix in the house is for making this kind of can't-stop-shoving-in-my-mouth popcorn snack.  (Those ingredients are the makings of pure joy, I tell ya.)  I've made Birthday Cake popcorn, Halloween popcorn, and of course this stuff of which I crave on the daily.

I bought these cute little Valentine's sprinkles weeks ago with this recipe in mind.  It's quick, easy, and is visually appealing (read: would be a perfect V-day gift).

Here's the shopping list:

Valentine's Sprinkles
Pink or Red sugar sprinkles
Valentine's M&Ms (I used peanut butter, but any will work)
1 bag popcorn
1 package while almond bark
1/2 cup cake mix (any will do...I actually think strawberry would be cute for this too)


1.  Pop popcorn.  Do not burn.  Empty into very large bowl (so you have room to stir all the goodness together).  Get kernels one needs a cracked tooth.
2.  Melt chocolate in microwave
3.  Stir in 1/2 cup cake mix
4.  Pour over popcorn and stir
5.  Add in sprinkles....however many you'd like.  Make it pretty.
6.  Spread out on wax paper
7.  Add M&Ms and slightly push them into the popcorn....just enough that they'll stick once the chocolate is hard
8.  Add some more sprinkles for kicks.
9.  Let harden (about 30 minutes) and break into pieces.
10.  Try not to eat it all before dinner.

 Package up this yummy goodness with a cute bow and there you have yourself a sweet gift for a teacher, friend, neighbor, or your Valentine.

*If you don't want to share, no judging here.  ::wink, wink::

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