Colored pink for Valentine’s Day, Cupid’s Crush Popcorn is fun, festive and makes the perfect Valentine snack. If you haven’t had “real popcorn” versus the microwave kind – – now is your chance. Old fashioned popcorn cooked on the stove, is delicious and a lot easier to make than most people think. 
This popcorn is a great gift idea because it’s made in large batches and is so versatile. I suggest filling large tins, cute popcorn boxes or cellophane gift bags, and of course add a ribbon to each package. To make Cupid’s Crush Popcorn even more festive, toss some of the popcorn in chocolate, and sprinkle with Valentine sprinkles.  Colored popcorn is a fun addition to any holiday – and for Valentine’s Day this bright pink color is just perfect!
 
 
 Ingredients:
2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2cup water
Pink food coloring
16 cups stove top popped popcorn
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, butter, water and  food coloring in a large saucepan for 3 minutes and bring to a boil. Allow to cool, about 10-15 minutes.  Slowly poor the sugar mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat. Pour popcorn onto a cookie sheet and allow to dry. Place popcorn in a 200 degree oven for 7-10 minutes until sugar mixture is dried. 
  3. *** If adding chocolate to your popcorn leave out 8 cups of the popped popcorn and place aside. Melt 1/2cup of chocolate of your choice in a microwave safe bowl, then in a large bowl, toss to coat. Pour on a cookie sheet and sprinkle with sprinkles. Allow to harden.