Inexpensive DIY Valentines Day Popcorn Teacher Gifts

Inexpensive DIY Valentines Day Popcorn Teacher Gifts
This post about this Inexpensive DIY Valentines Day Popcorn Teacher Gifts was updated with photos and a free Gift Tag Printable 1/17/17. Plastic Popcorn containers can be purchased for around two for $1 at most dollar stores and places like Target. Popcorn is an inexpensive food gift and when thinking about Valentine’s Day Gifts for my kids teachers,  6 in total,  Popcorn seemed like a great suggestion. A personal but inexpensive way to say Happy Valentine’s Day to those special teachers. Popcorn Valentines Day Gift Idea and yummy popcorn Recipes. 
 
Inexpensive DIY Valentines Day Popcorn Teacher Gifts

Inexpensive DIY Valentines Day Popcorn Teacher Gifts

After researching for a fun popcorn recipe I decided I would try Chocolate glazed popcorn from allrecipes.com. It took a bit of time and fortunately 
 I made a half recipe in case it was not good and it is not close enough to give them out. I also adapted the recipe per some of the reviews.
Inexpensive Popcorn Teacher Gift Ideas
 
If you don’t have time to fuss with a popcorn recipe, plain popcorn is a huge hit too. Fill cellophane bags with your favorite popcorn, popped or bagged. 
Add some fun Valentine’s Day candy to it. Inexpensive Popcorn Teacher Gift Ideas
 
Tie up the bagged popcorn and attach our free Valentine’s Day Gift Tag that you can print here: popcorn Valentines Gift Tag
Inexpensive DIY Valentines Day Popcorn Teacher Gifts
 We found it easier to put the cellophane bag into the container first and then I filled cellophane bags almost full and put tied a ribbon around them.
 
 
In expensive and quick you have some adorable Teacher Gifts for Valentine’s Day or really any holiday you choose. 

 

Inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day Popcorn Teacher Gift Idea

 
Popcorn Valentine's Day Gift Idea and Recipes

In the original post, I had my daughter make her own cards with the saying “You are a pop,pop pop ular teacher!) 

 
We added the tag and here is a cute and tasty snack to our Popcorn Valentine’s Day Teacher Gifts.
 
Popcorn Valentine's Day Gift Idea and Recipes

My daughter and I loved the popcorn, my son and husband did not care for it. Here is a great post to find 20 yummy popcorn recipes  to try for this teacher gift. 

You can also buy a bag of gourmet popcorn, Fresh Market had some for under $3 that would be cute. I am also going to try white chocolate covered popcorn using white chocolate and M& M’s, or  you can fill them with this yummy Cupid Mix.
 
popcorn treats valentines day gifts Popcorn Valentine's Day Gift Idea and Recipes
 
Want a gift the recipient can use later,  Make a Popcorn Valentine’s Day Gift Idea using a few bags of microwave popcorn that is quicker and still a cute idea. 
 

If you want to make large batches of popcorn at once we love our Whirley Popcorn Maker, an Old school popcorn maker we have been using for the past 10 years and hopefully 10 more..

 

Dark Chocolate Covered Popcorn Recipe

 

  • Chocolate Covered Popcorn Recipe

    Chocolate Covered Popcorn Recipe

    Yield: 10
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Chocolate Covered Popcorn Recipe is a great and easy way to make a sweet and salty popcorn snack

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups popped popcorn
    • 1/2 cup peanuts, optional
    • 1/4 cup granulated and 2 tablespoons brownsugar
    • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
    • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    • 2 tablespoons buttter
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 tsp salt

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F Oil a baking pan with sides.
    2. Place popcorn(making sure to take out all unpopped kernals) I didn't into a large, metal bowl, and set aside. Stir together the sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla, then pour over the popcorn. Stir until the popcorn is well coated. Spread the popcorn into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes
    4. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool to room temperature. Break into small clumps, and store in an airtight container.
    5. 1 cup of unpopped popcorn kernels will yield about 2 quarts of popped corn.
    Nutrition Information

    Amount Per Serving Calories 325 Saturated Fat 1g Sodium 128mg Carbohydrates 59g Fiber 9g Sugar 9g Protein 9g
    All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
    Popcorn Valentine's Day Gift Idea and Recipes

    Who would you give thisInexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day Popcorn Teacher Gift Idea to? 

    DIY Popcorn teacher gift ideas for Valentines Day Gifts for Teachers

    Don’t Forget to Download and print the popcorn Valentines Gift Tag for these adorable Inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day Popcorn Teacher Gift!

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3 Comments

  1. Very cute, great ideas. Crafty ideas like this are more meaningful to me anyways.

  2. Oh. Soooooo yummy looking!

  3. Great idea. Nothing like snuggling up on the couch watching a movie and munchin’ on popcorn.

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