Chocolate Covered Pretzel Hearts
Love is one of those things that many of us feel privileged to experience in our lives. The love of a parent, a partner, a friend, and a child. Love manifests in different ways, but can often have you feeling consistently confident, comfortable, safe, and secure. While February may traditionally be the month of love, showing someone how you feel can be done at any time of the year and a great way to do that is through food.
Let’s face it, we all love a treat every now and again, and I have the perfect recipe to show someone you love them, or yourself if you happen to make a batch. No judgment here! These chocolate dipped heart pretzels are divine. A crunchy texture, a mixture of sweet with a savory flare, it has it all. Whether you serve them up as a Valentine’s day gift, as Galentine’s day Party Treats or make them as a ‘just because’ treat, everything you need to know to recreate these delicious heart pretzels dipped in chocolate is below.
Ingredients needed to make the dipped heart pretzels
The ingredients list may be short, but these little treats pack a punch in flavor and satisfaction. Here are the ingredients you need to make the dipped heart pretzels.
- Mini twist pretzels
- White melting chocolate 1 oz per 12-15 pretzels
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil per 1 oz of melting chocolate
- Themed heart, white pearl, pink-white-red sprinkles, and edible glitter for decoration.
How to make these heart shaped chocolate covered pretzels
Now that you have all of the ingredients that you need it is now time to make the dipped heart pretzels. It is a simple recipe to follow, but provides creative and eye-catching results.
- First of all, get a bowl and break the chocolate into it.
- You now need to melt chocolate with coconut oil and stir until smooth. The easiest way to melt the chocolate would be to get a pan of boiling water, and then place the bowl of chocolate on top of it.
- Dip pretzels to cover completely and place on a parchment paper lined tray. Spread them out equally so there is no worry of them sticking together once the chocolate starts to dry.
- Decorate with sprinkles right away before the chocolate sets. This is where you can get creative.
- Once you have finished decorating, place in the refrigerator to set them completely.
- Serve, share, and enjoy!
Recipe notes and tips
Making this recipe is simple but effective, but there are things to consider and think about, especially if you want children to get involved with it. So here are a few tips and some recipe notes to help you out.
- As mentioned, children may like to get involved with this recipe, so letting them help can be a nice activity to do together. However, when melting the chocolate, it might be wise to keep them away. The chocolate can get very hot, and if you are using boiling water to melt the chocolate the steam from it can also scold little hands.
- If your children are helping with decorating then it might be a good idea to have separate bowls for each decorating item. This will be easier if you have more than one child getting involved. It could be a good idea to have a separate parchment paper lined tray for each child so that they can distinguish which ones are theirs.
- It is always a good idea to keep an eye on children when decorating with chocolate and edible glitter. It could get messy very quickly.
- Once the pretzels have been dipped into the chocolate start decorating as soon as you can, the chocolate will start to set even at room temperature.
Variations to try
Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions.
- If you are not a fan of white chocolate then try a different type. Dark or milk chocolate would always work well and the decorations will still look amazing.
- Use fruit as a decoration. Chop some strawberries up finely and then sprinkle them into the chocolate before adding the pretzels to the fridge. It can make for a different flavor.
- While this recipe is solely centered around pretzels you can use this method for others. Doing this with biscuits is a great activity to keep children occupied. Spread melted chocolate on your biscuits and then let the children decorate them.
- You can do this with some of the larger pretzels as well. This could make a great homemade gift for Valentine’s day. You could get one large pretzel per child and dip it in the chocolate. You may need more decorations and chocolate to do this, but it could be a lovely homemade gift and a creative activity for children. Wrap the pretzel and add a Valentine’s Day Gift Tag or Treat Bag Topper
While the recipe may be simple to follow, there are often common questions that people have. Hopefully, I will have covered them below but if not, feel free to get in touch via the comments or directly through my socials.
Can it be made ahead of time?
This is a great option to make ahead of time. The sooner you do it, the better, as you need to ensure that there is plenty of time for the chocolate to set. Making them the day before would be a good idea.
How should I store the dipped heart pretzels?
Once the pretzels are set, and if you do manage to have some left over, if so well done, then you might be wondering how to store them. The best way is to store them in an airtight container. Ideally, keep them in the fridge as this ensures the chocolate remains hard and the decorations stay as they are.
I hope that you enjoy the dipped heart pretzels this Valentine’s day, or whenever you fancy an easy sweet treat.