I was trying to think of a Valentine’s Day treat that my 3-year-old son and I could make. Since he just turned three, there’s not a whole lot he can do by himself. He usually just helps me out in the kitchen, but today I wanted to let him do something all by himself that was very easy. We had picked up some of his favorite snacks at the grocery store today, including pretzels, and I couldn’t help but think about changing the traditionally Christmas chocolate coated pretzels into a sweet and salty Valentine’s Day treat. I went by and picked up some Valentine’s Day candy sprinkles and used the leftover almond bark I had from our Christmas chocolate nut clusters. I melted the chocolate and let him dip his pretzels, and then added some of the sprinkles in a large bowl. I just got him to pick up the sprinkles with his hands and decorate his pretzels. It was really easy for him, and he was so happy he was able to do it all by himself without Mommy’s help.
For the presentation, I just borrowed one of my husband’s beer glasses and filled it with regular granulated sugar about halfway. Then I arranged the decorated pretzels in the glass. This would be a perfect recipe for a kid’s Valentine’s Day party.
Chocolate Dipped Pretzels for Valentine’s Day Recipe
1 bag of pretzel rods
regular and white chocolate almond bark
Valentine’s Day themed sprinkle candies
1. Melt almond bark in microwave according to package directions. Dip pretzels in chocolate. We spooned the chocolate onto the pretzels to get the pretzels more covered in the chocolate.
2. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles right after dipping pretzels in chocolate. Lay on wax or parchment paper and let harden.