Friday, January 24, 2014

Valentine's Day // Cutest Chocolate Covered Pretzels!


 
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I was craving something chocolate this afternoon, and so I thought I'd justify ruining my diet for the day, by being a little productive in the blogging world.
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These were super easy to make, and I think they make adorable little snacks and/or gift idea for Valentine's Day!



All you need is:

Mini pretzels (I used a generic brand)

Nestlé chocolate morsels

Heart sprinkles (got mine at Michaels!)

Piping bag (I used a sandwich bag, and cut the corner off)



Wax/parchment paper. Or tin foil... Or a cookier tray...



A way to melt your chocolate (I used the double boiler method)

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I used to make these for Christmas all the time, except I would use red and green M&Ms to place in the center. I'd give them out at work, and even as simple as they are.... People LOVE them!
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Step 1:

Lay out your wax paper (tin foil works too)

Spread out your pretzels (pretty side up!)



Step 2:

Fill a sauce pot 1/2 with water, and place metal bowl over top



Turn up the heat! I'm not sure if I do this quite right (I wasted some chocolate by over heating I think)



Step 3:

Pour chocolate morsels in bowl, stir until completely melted



Step 4:

Spoon melted chocolate in plastic bag, and cut off a small corner so that you can squeeze it, out onto pretzel.



Step 5:

On the center of the pretzel, slowly squeeze out chocolate in a circular motion. Don't over do it, or heart sprinkle will sink down too far into the chocolate, and you won't be able to see it clearly.



Step 6:

Carefully place the heart in the center of the chocolate, and very lightly tap down on it so that it stays. Tapping too hard will burry the heart too deep, and you will lose its shape.



Step 6:

Let the chocolate cool/harden (putting them in the fridge obviously speeds up this process), and try not to eat them all!

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5 comments:

  1. I too have made these for Christmas and Easter and Valentine's Day too....but with M&M's. I love the "heart" idea and will give it a try! Thanks for sharing and your pics are awesome!

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  2. I made Snowmen (with round pretzels) at Christmas with my 3-1/2 year old granddaughter and she loved it. I was looking for something to make with her for Valentine's Day as she will be here visiting...these are PERFECT!!! Thank you!

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  3. I was wondering if you could let me know if you used semi sweet or milk chocolate?

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  4. These look so yummy. I have included them in my roundup of 20 Yummy Heart Shaped Treats.

    http://happyfamilyblog.com/20-yummy-heart-shaped-treats/

    Cristy
    http://happyfamilyblog.com

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  5. I use either the Carmel kisses or Rollo candies! Love the sweet/salty!

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