Valentine’s Day Treats: Cupid’s Crunch Recipe

Each holiday I like to hand out small treat bags to Jonathan’s preschool classmates, cupcakes sometimes get too messy with the frosting so I usually stick with holiday themed cookies. The other night while I was trying to come up with an new idea for a Valentine’s Day treat for the classroom , I came across the Cupid’s Crunch Recipe from Brett at Mama Loves Her Bargains, I knew this Valentine’s Day treat would be perfect for Jonathan and his friends.

Popcorn + M&Ms = perfect combination in my son’s eyes.


This Cupid’s Crunch recipe can also be switched up with different colors for additional holidays, red & green for Christmas, orange & brown for Halloween, ect.

Cupid’s Crunch - Valentine's Day Popcorn Recipe
  • 2 bags microwave popcorn or 1/2- 2/3 cup popcorn kernels popped
  • 12 oz bag Wilton candy melts
  • 2 cups pretzels broken into pieces
  • 1/2 cups M&Ms
  • Sprinkles Nonpareils, or any other Valentine's themed candies
  1. Pop popcorn according to directions & set aside. Make sure to pick out any unpopped kernels.

  2. Melt the candy melts at 30 second intervals in the microwave on 50 % power, mixing in between or use a double boiler.

  3. Place broken pretzels and M&Ms into a large bowl with popcorn. Then pour 1/2 the melted candy over the top and mix with a rubber spatula.
  4. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper- drizzle remaining melted candy over the top.
  5. Sprinkle the nonpareils, candy bits or sprinkles.
  6. Allow the chocolate to harden. After the chocolate dries/hardens, break into bits and store in an airtight container.


I purchased plastic Valentine’s Day treat bags at the Christmas Tree Store for about $1 and it comes with 20 decorative bags with ties. I placed a serving of Cupid’s Crunch in each bag and sealed with a twist tie. Of course the boys had to give the Cupid’s Crunch a try before we packaged it all up. The candy popcorn was a big hit with the boys, especially when they noticed the M&Ms. Jacob can’t wait to hand them out to all his preschool friends after their Valentine’s Day party.


  1. Meghan says:


  2. Love this!!!!

  3. This looks good. I wish my kids schools would allow home made treats

  4. My son’s preschool doesn’t allow home made treats during class either, they have a strict rule due to allergies but they’re allowed to put them in their bags to bring home.

  5. That looks super festive and yummy for Valentine’s Day.

  6. This looks delicious! Once I start eating it I’ll have trouble stopping!

  7. Elena says:

    Looks yummy!

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