Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches. This fun and flirty holiday is the perfect time to hone your inner creative skills with an easy DIY project. These Chocolate Covered Pretzels are a perfect Valentine’s Day treat for anyone who loves the sweet and saltiness of Chocolate Covered Pretzels. It’s as easy as melt, dip, and bag! They can be gifted to your husband, wife, nieces, nephews, or even your favorite neighbor!
These Chocolate Covered Pretzels also make a festive work place treat to leave in the break room. This is also a fun treat to make with your kids. They can hand them out to friends in place of those old traditional Valentine’s Day cards that just end up in the trash! No matter whose hands or mouths they end up inthey’re a tasty and easy DIY treat anyone will love.
*1 bag of melting wafers yields approximately 120 Chocolate Covered Pretzels.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels Supplies:
-Bag of pretzels
–Chocolate melting wafers (I used Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate from Michael’s Craft Store. You can also find them at Walmart for less than $4 per bag.)
-Dinner fork or fondue stick
-Squeezable tube of pink, red, or white frosting
-Large microwave safe bowl
-Pink or red ribbon (Michael’s Craft Store)
-Single hole punch
-Treat bags (Dollar Tree)
Lay out all your supplies, empty pretzels into a bowl, and cut off a large sheet of parchment paper. Next, begin melting chocolate wafers by following label’s instructions carefully. I used the microwave because let’s face it, it’s easy. The brand I used called for melting in 20 second increments at half power to avoid burning the chocolate. I advise following the directions exactly to avoid wasted chocolate (a crime in itself)!
Once the chocolate is fully melted, begin dipping the pretzels in however you wish. I switched it up- dipping half the pretzel and dipping the whole pretzel. Tip: if you dip the whole pretzel, it’s easier to handle/remove from the chocolate if you lay it face down and allow it to sit for just a few seconds before removing. Basically, you’re only dipping the front. Use a fork or fondue stick to easily remove the pretzels. After each dip, give a few wrist taps on the side of the bowl to let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.
Lay the Chocolate Covered Pretzels on the parchment paper and then once you’ve dipped about 4, use your sprinkle mix and give a few shakes. Cover as much of the pretzel as you wish.
Once I filled an entire sheet of parchment paper, I layer another sheet on top and continued the process. Once you’re finished dipping all your pretzels, store them in the refrigerator.
To give these as a gift, stuff a handful of Chocolate Covered Pretzels in treat bags and tie with a pretty red or pink ribbon. I found Valentine’s Day themed treat bags at Dollar Tree, which is a steal compared to the price at craft stores! I also used red and white scrapbook paper to make personalized cards and attached them to each bag. Remember to keep these in the refrigerator until you’re ready to gift them. Have fun!
Let me know in the comments below how your Chocolate Covered Pretzels turned out. Who was the lucky valentine to receive them?
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