By Candace Derickx
I can’t lie to you and tell you this is an original post. It’s not. I’m totally recycling this from my post last year for Bunny Bait. Why you ask? Because I was desperately seeking another occasion to make the crack, er, I mean popcorn.
The truth is I’ve been pining for it since last April. So with a little changeroo of the name, now you have Love Bait. I’m also sure I can work it in for other holidays — Canada Day/Beaver Bait, Labour Day/Work Bait, Thanksgiving/Turkey Bait, Halloween/Witch Bait, Christmas/Elf Bait. You see where I’m going here, right? There are MULTIPLE opportunities to make this through the year. You’re welcome.
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
12 oz. white chocolate candy melts (available at Bulk Barn)
1 1/3 cups pretzel sticks
1 12 oz. bag red and pink Smarties or M&M’s
Make popcorn…..the easy, healthy way. Pour into a large bowl, removing any unpopped kernels. Toss in pretzels and Smarties. Melt white chocolate in microwave safe bowl on high in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted white chocolate over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with rubber spatula. Then drizzle remaining half of melted white chocolate over popcorn, and gently stir until evenly coated. Do not overstir. Pour mixture into a single layer onto parchment paper. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces. Give to people you love for Valentine’s Day.