These Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzel Rods are the perfect bite of sweet and salty. I make a batch of these during Valentine's Day and use them to decorate my dessert charcuterie boards.
This post was originally published on February 8, 2015 and has been recently updated with new photos.
One of my favorite things to do right before Valentine's Day is to make treats to give to my family and friends. I love showering them with chocolates, sweets, and fun gifts. This year, I made a huge batch of these Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzel Rods for my family to enjoy with dinner. They were a hit!
To make these, you really only need three ingredients — pretzel rods, melting chocolate in your choice of colors, and Valentine Sprinkles.
Now if you are like me, you like to kick things up a notch. Because of this, we added things like marshmallows and such but you can also add in chopped nuts or sliced almonds.
How to Make Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzels
Start by melting your chocolate. For this, we chose to use pink candy melts, but you can use any color you want.
You melt them the same way you melt any other.
Once you have your chocolates melted, simply dip them in the melted chocolate, then drizzle with another colored if preffered, and then sprinkle with your Valentine sprinkles and chopped almonds.
When you are done, place them all on a foiled lined tray and pop them in the freezer for just a few minutes to let the chocolate harden.
Once they harden, they can stay out a room temperature. You can put them in cute little tins like this one and wrap them in cellophane to give to a friend.
Or you can do like we did, and find a cute heart shaped serving tray and lay them out for your family to grab one whenever they want. The possibilities on ways to display these are endless.
Here's the recipe! Hope you enjoy making and eating these as much as I did.
Here are a few more Valentine recipes you might enjoy
- Valentine Day Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Valentine Smore's Trail Mix
- Sweetheart Valentine Punch
- Raspberry Spritzer
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Strawberry Cake Balls
- 1 package of almond bark
- 1 package of chocolate melting chips
- 1 bag of pretzel rods
- Valentine Sprinkles
- Chopped Sliced Almonds
- Melt your chocolates according to package directions.
- Dip each pretzel in the chocolate and then sprinkle with the Valentine Sprinkles and almonds
- Place them on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and place in a freezer for just about 5 minutes. Serve at room temperature or wrap up and give as gifts.