Valentine's Day Popcorn & Date Night In

Thank you to Pop Secret for sponsoring this post and inspiring a creative date night in!

My mom has always been obsessed with popcorn. (Hi, Mom!)

She's the woman who can't watch a movie without eating popcorn. She's received all kinds of popcorn related gifts for Christmas over the years, from a homemade popcorn maker to unique spices and butters.

So it's no surprise that, while I don't?have to have popcorn at movies, I sure do enjoy it every now and again. And?then, I created?a popcorn recipe that may change my outlook on popcorn forever.

Have you ever heard of people who get a bag of popcorn and a bag of M&M's from the movie theatre? Then they pour them all together and have this sweet and salty combo going on. That idea inspired this little recipe of mine, but instead of just popcorn and M&M's, I needed to add in some chocolate drizzle, because why not?


This popcorn recipe is perfect for celebrating Valentine's Day or for enjoying a nice date night in! Popcorn?is such an easy snack and makes it so easy to be creative and have a little fun! For an easy?date night in idea,?act like kids again and make a DIY fort! It's super easy to make right in your living room. You can sit and dream together or snuggle up and watch the latest RedBox.


Of course Azi had to be a part of the fort and popcorn fun!

Create your own festive Valentine's Day popcorn recipe by using red, white or pink candies, and drizzling white and milk chocolate over your popcorn! It's so easy but really takes the popcorn to another level!


If you want to make your date night special, start off with this popcorn,?pick a movie and enjoy a relaxing night in!

Valentine's Day Popcorn & Date Night In

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Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen



  • Pop popcorn in microwave according to directions
  • Melt each baking chocolate in separate microwave safe bowl, according to directions
  • Drizzle each chocolate over popcorn
  • Add M&M's
  • Enjoy!

What is your favorite way to enjoy a night in? How do you take your popcorn?

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  1. Ah this looks so delicious and festive! It looks like the perfect treat for a Valentine's night in!

  2. Excellent idea & one I think I can actually manage on a budget and with a 15 month old under foot! I'm sure my husband would be thrilled if I brought this out on Valentine's day, the way to his heart is definitely through his stomach 🙂

  3. Wait. One. Minute! People put M&M's into their popcorn bags?! Oh my, I've got to try that!

    Thanks so much for your at home version of a yummy snack!
    ~ Ashley

  4. Love this! It looks so yummy and pretty easy too! What a great post! Great pics too. Also loving your fur baby!

  5. Looks delicious. My hubby and boys would love it! Stopping by from the Pretty Pintastic Party but an NC blogger too 🙂

  6. This sounds wonderful! I love special popcorns. Your fort is also adorable. My husband and I love making forts occasionally just to mix things up.

  7. Oh hey now, party over Maddy's house...sike nah, LOL! But I do love this popcorn receipe, the fort and the fact your doggie had to get into the mix. Too cute! Dogs do rule and thanks for sharing!! ????????

  8. I'm such a popcorn lover and you've taken popcorn up several notches! What a fun snack to make for date night! Those Valentine's colored M&M's and chocolate drizzle knocks this one out of the park. Yum!

  9. Your mom and I are cut from the same cloth. All popcorn, all the time. I sincerely hope there are more popcorn-themed gifts in my future. This looks delicious, by the way.

  10. I love forts, how fun! And how funny that you posted about Valentines Day popcorn and talking about your Moms love of popcorn. I just photographed some valentines day popcorn for my blog that was inspired by the chocolate popcorn my mom use to make when we were kids! Haha great Mom and Daughters think a like! 😉

    1. Hehe 🙂 She loves it too! She was being tortured not being able to eat the popcorn. That's 100% of the reason that the popcorn is still in the bag, too!

  11. Love the addition of the chocolate! I'm not a huge m&m person but I bet this would be so good with a bunch of different candies!

  12. I LOVE popcorn! I am actually eating some at work right now as I type haha. This looks like such a fun and simple thing to do on an at home date night 🙂

  13. The fort is adorable. Having a 3 year old boy means we have forts on a regular basis! Instead of cleaning it up every night I might just have to turn it into a date night spot! 🙂 I'm off to make some popcorn! 🙂

  14. So adorable-- your fort turned out so darn cute! And that popcorn... oh my word! I'm drooling and it's only 9am! Might have to whip up a batch of it tonight and surprise my little Alea!

  15. I love it! I'm going to be visiting a friend & her husband on Valentine's Day to go to a rodeo...I might have to bring the ingredients along to make that for a snack later!

  16. Aww, that fort is too cute! I'm so going to do that someday. I'm not usually big on popcorn, but this recipe sounds incredible. I want some!