Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels are the perfect sweet and salty treat to make for your family. They're an easy Valentine's Day Dessert that's made with only a few ingredients. Let me show you how you quickly this treat comes together in a short amount of time.
One of my favorite snacks to enjoy is chocolate covered pretzels. I love the combination of sweet and salty, don't you?
There's nothing more easier than making chocolate covered pretzels. I love to make them for different holidays, events, birthdays, etc. And the kids love them too.
Pink Chocolate Covered Pretzels
These Valentine's Day chocolate covered pretzels are perfect to pack up in cellophane bags to give as gifts for your child's classroom or to pack alongside your husband's lunch as a special treat.
If you're planning on giving these chocolate covered pretzel rods as gifts, why not use a cute gift tag to go with them? Here are a few of my favorite!
Tips for Making Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
- It’s really important that you use a sturdy pretzel, which is why I recommend Utz Pretzels.
- I like to use chocolate and white chocolate almond bark, but you can substitute chocolate chip morsels or candy melts.
- Over the years I’ve purchased a few squeeze bottles to put the melted chocolate in. They help give the perfect drizzle effect!
- Make sure you let the pretzels harden completely on parchment paper. Don’t try to use aluminum foil, the pretzels will stick.
- Store in airtight containers before packaging up for friends and family.
HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS
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- Utz Pretzel Rods - you want to use a sturdy pretzel. I always recommend using Utz brand.
- Almond bark- in both chocolate and vanilla for drizzling.
- Melted chocolate drizzle tool
- Waxed paper - for this recipe you want to use waxed paper and not parchment baking sheets.
Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
- 36 Pretzel Rods
- 12 ounce size package of Pink Candy Melts
- Chocolate and White Almond Bark
- Assorted Valentine's Day Sprinkles
Step 1: How to Melt the Candy Bark
- Place the pink melting candies in a microwave safe bowl and melt according to the directions on the package.
Step 2: How to Dip the Pretzels
- Once the chocolate has melted, dip the pretzel rods into the melted chocolate making sure you only dip about ½ to ¾ or the pretzel rod.
- Shake off any excess chocolate before transferring to a baking tray lined with waxed paper. Allow the chocolate to harden before drizzling with the melted chocolate.
Step 3: How to Decorate Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods
- Next, decorate with colorful sprinkles or your favorite heart shaped sprinkles before the chocolate has a chance to set and dry.
- Let the pretzels harden completely before storing in airtight container.
Step 4: How to Drizzle Melted Chocolate on Top
- Drizzling melted chocolate is one of the easiest and prettiest ways to decorate candy, cookies and even pretzels.
- I've tried the plastic bag trick that seems to work for other people but it just makes a mess for me.
Step 5: How to Store Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- After the pretzels have hardened, you can store them in a plastic storage container.
- Make sure you layer them between sheets of waxed paper.
- Chocolate covered pretzels stored this way should last up to a week or 10 days.
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A few other Valentine's Day Recipes:
- Heart Shaped Treats
- Valentines Day Ice Cream Floats
- Puff Pastry Hearts filled with Chocolate Pudding
- Heart Shaped Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Valentine's Day Swirl Cookies
- Heart Shaped Oreo Truffles
- 36 Pretzel Rods
- Chocolate Almond Bark; ½ cup melted
- Pink Melting Candies; 16 ounce size
- Assorted Valentine's Day Sprinkles
Place the pink melting candies in a microwave safe bowl and melt according to the directions on the package.
Once the chocolate has melted, dip the pretzel rods into the melted chocolate making sure you only dip about ½ to ¾ or the pretzel rod.
Shake off any excess chocolate before transferring to a parchment lined baking sheet.
Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the pretzels.
Sprinkle with colorful sprinkles or your favorite toppings before the chocolate has a chance to set and dry.
Let the pretzels harden completely before storing in an airtight container.
- You really need to use a sturdy pretzel that won't break as you dip them into the melted chocolate.
- I like to use a plastic squeeze bottle to drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the chocolate covered pretzels but a spoon works great too.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
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This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2017 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!