Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cupid's Arrow Popcorn & Candy Munch Cups

Once the festive colors and sweet candies of the impending holiday go up in stores, anyone with little chicas and chicos know that those party donation request forms start showing up in their sweet little bookbags. 

Most likely these forms reach your doorsteps weeks in advance, if you are anything like me ...........

dulce suenos ( sweet dreams) of thick fluffy brownies, stuffed with chocolate chips dripping with rich vanilla frosting, cut into cute little heart shapes with homemade hot pink and red sugar lip sprinkles dripped all over them ( or some fancy pants treat like that) dance in your head.

They sound pretty perfect hugh!?....Right!....Well fast forward to let's say ummmm...........

the day before the big bash and what do I have? Nothing!! Not a chocolate chip, nor a lick of vanilla frosting and the idea of handcrafting sprinkles in the span of a few hours time is like mission impossible! 

So I came up with something that is way less time consuming and super easy to put together, just in case you find yourself in a situation like me and need a cute little party treat in no time flat!

popcorn ( microwave or bagged)
Valentine's candy ( I used candy corn and m&m's but you can use anything that will mix well with popcorn, and is red and pink of course)
red or pink candy melts
red, pink and or white sprinkles
red or pink cups
 heart ring pops or regular ring pops
The amount of popcorn and candy you will need will all depend on how many cups you plan to fill. If you are going to make enough for about 24 cups, I would buy two bags of popcorn and three bags of candy. 

1.  Get a large bowl pour in the popcorn and mix in your bags of candies
2. Once your popcorn/ candy munch are well mixed, divide them evenly into each individual cup filling them to the top of each cup.
3. Next you will need to melt about 1/2 cup of melting chocolate for approx. 24 cups, once chocolate is completely melted,  using a spoon drizzle chocolate quickly over the popcorn and candy in each cup.
4. I placed the ring pops in the middle of the popcorn for my last step,  to secure the pops to the popcorn I dabbed a little chocolate underneath the ring base than placed it in the middle of the popcorn.
For extra cuteness you can get a roll of cellophane or individual treat bags and wrap them up with a pretty pink or red bow!
Now how easy was that?  These really should be called " No Stress Cups"!


Rita said...

These are so darling! I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Really cute--looks delicious! And what a great presentation!

Six Sisters said...

Oh my gosh! Your popcorn and candy munch cups are so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party! We hope you'll come back again with more great recipes! These will be so fun for our Valentine party! -The Six Sisters

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

That looks so pretty I almost wouldn't want to eat it...then I would get over it and much like cupid :)

Anonymous said...

So cute! I would love if you would share on Inspired Weekends!


Katie @ Horrific Knits

chica chocolatina said...

Thank you everyone for all your wonderful compliments! @redcrowgreencrow, I would love to share this on your blog!

Krista said...

How fun and yummy! Perfect for little ones for Valentine's! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

Leigh Anne Wilkes said...

What a fun Valentine treat!
I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week - would love to have you stop by and share! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party/

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

What a fun treat! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week!

chica chocolatina said...

Wow, thanks so much Jerri for the feature!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

This is such a pretty project! I love it! Thank you so much for sharing and haev a wonderful day! Pinned it! Angie xo

Sara said...

This is so cute and yummy lookin! Hope you can link up at my Trendy Tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

Jeane M. said...

This is really cute and fab hearts day gifts! Hoarding the ideas here. :D Got my eye on your next posts

Krista said...

Congrats, this was the most viewed recipe at Church Supper last week. Please stop by again today and be sure to grab my "Featured On" button ~EMM

chica chocolatina said...

Wow, thanks Krista, I will be grabbing a button now!

Unknown said...

This is a really cute idea and perfect for my daughter's princess party. Thank you for sharing

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