Cupid's Crunch a tasty treat


Shannon Smith

Features Editor

Valentine’s day is coming up quick, and if you want to give your friends or that special person a tasty treat, try this quick and easy Valentine’s day dessert, Cupid’s Crunch. It takes about 15 minutes to make and looks really cute. And, of course, don’t forget to save some for yourself.

What you will need:

2 bags microwave popcorn or 1/2- 2/3 cups of popcorn kernels, popped

12 ounce bag Pink Wilton Candy Melts

2 cups pretzels – broken into pieces

1 – 1 1/2 cups M&M’s

Sprinkles and holiday shaped candies for decoration


1. Pop the popcorn and set it aside to cool.  Be sure to pick any unpopped kernels out – they aren’t fun to bite into when you don’t expect them!

2. Let the candy melt for 30 second intervals in the microwave, if you want this done quickly.  Otherwise, you can always do a double boiler method, which is a bowl or pot placed on top of boiling water on a stove as a way to melt without burning something. Make sure to stir frequently.

3. Toss broken pretzels and M&M’s into the bowl with popcorn.  Then pour 1/2 the melted candy over the top and mix with a rubber spatula.

4. Spread mixture out on a sheet of wax paper – drizzle remaining melted candy over the top and add the candy and sprinkles.

5. After the chocolate dries/firms up again, break into bits and store in an airtight container.