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Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Valentine’s Day

Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Valentine’s Day

I love making homemade treats for holidays, and it’s especially great when I can make something that looks amazing without having to put a lot of effort in. Chocolate covered pretzels are great because you can customize them for any holiday just by changing up the sprinkles.

What makes these such a great treat is that they have that classic salty and sweet taste that go so well together. There’s also something to be said for having a creamy outside and a crunchy inside. Taste, texture and the easy recipe make this a total winner in my book.

ingredients for chocolate covered pretzels

Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Pretzels

How to Make Chocolate Covered Pretzels

  • Add the candy wafers or almond bark to a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Melt according to package instructions.
  • Dip rods into the chocolate to coat, then place onto parchment to set.
  • Add sprinkles immediately to some and allow time to set without sprinkles.
  • Once completely set (about 15 min) warm the red candy in a piping bag for about 45-60 secs.
  • Snip off a small hole in the tip and squeeze the chocolate out in a back and forth motion.
  • Add sprinkles and let set fully before bagging or serving.

Tips for the Best Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

  • Don’t Heat the Chocolate Too Long – Heat the chocolate in 30 second intervals, then stir well to distribute the heat. When the chocolate is nearly all melted but still has some lumps, stop heating and just stir to melt the rest. You don’t want to seize the chocolate.
  • Moisture is Your Enemy – ANY water or other moisture that gets into your chocolate will cause it to seize. Don’t add plastic wrap or another cover to your bowl when melting or you may get condensation. Make sure your bowl and spoon are dry.
  • Use a Baking Mat – If you have a silicone baking mat, use it to let your pretzels harden. This will make them much easier to lift, as they won’t stick. Alternatively, parchment paper will work, but try to avoid wax paper.
  • Nothing Sticks to Dry Chocolate – If you are going to add sprinkles or other decorations, you need to do it when the chocolate is still wet. This means you may have to dip a few at a time, then add sprinkles, then go back to dipping.
  • You Don’t Have to Do One at a Time – If you have the room, add a few pretzels into the bowl, stir them around, then lift them out one by one. It saves time and makes sure your chocolate doesn’t harden before all of your pretzels are done.
  • Chocolate Melts – Obviously, if it’s warm, these chocolate pretzels will get soft and even potentially melt. Keep them stored in the fridge if you need to in order to keep them crisp and ready to eat.

How to Store Your Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate dipped pretzels will need to be stored in a cool, dry place to keep the chocolate crisp and snappy. Before you store them, make sure the chocolate has fully hardened and isn’t still wet. Then, place the pretzels together in an air-tight container where they will keep for up to two weeks.

If you find the pretzels are starting to stick together in the container, it’s probably too warm, and you should consider keeping them in the fridge. However, do note that keeping them in the fridge may cause condensation to form inside the container, which may cause spots to form on the chocolate. This won’t hurt the chocolate, but it mars their beauty somewhat.

a plate full of Valentine's Day themed chocolate covered pretzels on a background of grey slate

Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Valentine's Day

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These chocolate covered pretzels are made with pretzel rods and regular pretzels coated in white chocolate and topped with red and white sprinkles. They are super simple to make and just perfect for Valentine's Day!

Ingredients

  • Pretzel rods or twists
  • White candy coating or almond bark
  • Red candy coating
  • Valentine's Day Sprinkle mix

Instructions

  1. Add the candy wafers or almond bark to a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Melt according to package instructions.
  3. Dip rods into the chocolate to coat, then place onto parchment to set.
  4. Add sprinkles immediately to some and allow time to set without sprinkles.
  5. Once completely set (about 15 min) warm the red candy in a piping bag for about 45-60 secs.
  6. Snip off a small hole in the tip and squeeze the chocolate out in a back and forth motion.
  7. Add sprinkles and let set fully before bagging or serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 54mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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a plate full of Valentine's Day themed chocolate covered pretzels on a background of grey slate

Chocolate covered pretzels remain a firm favorite, no matter the holiday. They can be changed up by dying the white chocolate any color you fancy or by buying candy melts in your preferred color for dipping. Then just coordinate your sprinkles for a perfect finish.

You can wrap them up in cellophane or place them in a small box with some tissue paper for a lovely little gift for your sweetheart. They also make great teacher gifts and are great for class Valentine’s Day parties.

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