Valentine’s Day is just weeks away and I wanted to share a fun and easy recipe that will satisfy your craving for sweet and salty and makes a great gift for that special someone. Nothing shows love more than making something and this delicious project is easy and fun for kids as well as adults. I adapted my recipe from the blog, Love From The Oven, which I found on Pinterest. The original recipe uses regular pretzels but I opted for Pretzel Crisps since they are always on hand in my kitchen. All you need is a bag of pretzels, pretzel rods or Pretzel Crisps, your choice of chocolate for melting (I used Ghirardelli Classic White Chips), and any sort of sprinkles or sugar crystals with a Valentine’s Day color theme. I used both red cinnamon sugar crystals and red and white peppermint crystals.
Feel free to get creative and use white or dark chocolate. I wanted to go for a red and white color scheme so I chose white chocolate.
My close friends know that I am obsessed with the Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark that comes out during the holidays. It was not an accident that I chose to use peppermint sugar crystals in my recipe. 🙂
To begin, set up your work station. I set up a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and placed the sugar crystals in bowls. Next, melt your chocolate. You can use your preferred method and I chose to melt the chips in the microwave. This is a very fragile step and too much heat can lead to a mess. I set my microwave to 50% power and started by heating them for one minute. I took them out and stirred until the mixture was even. I then reheated the chocolate for another ten seconds for the perfect consistency.
When the chocolate is ready, dip your pretzel or Pretzel crisp into the chocolate. You can coat one entire side or just half of the pretzel. I did both as you will see in the pictures below.
Next coat the pretzel with the sprinkles or sugar crystals. I just dipped it right into the dish of sugar and made sure it was nice and coated. (It kind of looks like E.T. doesn’t it?)
Place the each piece, sprinkle side up, onto the parchment paper and let them cool. I actually stuck them in the freezer for about 15 minutes to ensure that the chocolate was chilled. They came out great and I was able to place them in a plastic container to transport to work so my coworkers could enjoy them.
My kids want to make these for their classroom Valentine’s Day parties, so we will be busy making more in the upcoming weeks. I also have some ideas with the Super Bowl coming up so stay tuned!Pin It