Valentine dipped pretzel Ingredients.
Mini Pretzels – the perfect heart-shaped pretzel to use for Valentine’s treats!
Red, Pink, and White Candy Melts – the meltability and smooth consistency make these ideal for dipping.
Assorted Valentine’s Day Sprinkles – this set offers a wide assortment of sprinkles for your valentine’s day pretzels.
Cellophane bags & ribbon (optional) – an inexpensive and fun gift option.
Make these Valentine’s Day Pretzels
Get out a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper, aluminum foil, or wax paper. Empty the contents of the red, white, and pink melting wafers into separate greased glass bowls. Melt the candy coatings according to the package directions. You can do this via microwave or double boiler. I’ve included instructions below.
Best Ways to Melt Candy Coating
Microwave at 50% power or the defrost setting for 1 minute. Stir thoroughly; continue to microwave at the same setting in 15-30 second intervals, stirring until the candy is almost completely melted. When you stir, it may look like it hasn’t completely melted, but as you move the heat around, any bits of unmelted candy coating should smooth out. If not, you can pop it back in the microwave for a few seconds. Don’t get too aggressive adding intervals; taking the time to stir after each helps prevent overheating and keeps your candy nice and smooth.
Fill a pot with 1-2 inches of water and bring to a simmer. Place a glass bowl of candy melts over the pot, making sure that it doesn’t touch the water in the pot below. Stir constantly until the candy is mostly melted. Remove the bowl from the heat and let the residual heat melt the remaining candy pieces.
How to Dip Pretzels in White Chocolate flavored Melted Candy
I suggest dipping 1/3 of your pretzels in one color first, then 1/3 in the second color of melted candy coating, and then the rest in the last color. Otherwise, keeping all three bowls of melted candy coating the correct consistency for dipping will be challenging. They will begin to harden as they sit.
Hold the pretzel by an edge and dip it into the melted candy coating. Tap it on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess candy, and then place the dipped pretzel onto the lined baking sheet. You’ll want to decorate them in batches to get the sprinkles on before the candy starts to set.
Sprinkle the sugar-style sprinkles directly onto the melted candy. For the bigger sprinkles, like hearts and circles, you may need to put them on individually if you’re particular about placement. Or shake the sprinkles on and maneuver the shapes until they’re in a position you like.
Continue doing this in batches until all pretzels have been dipped and decorated. Place the baking sheet into the fridge for 20 minutes or until the candy coating has hardened.
Tips for Valentine’s Pretzel Bites
- Play with various available shapes of pretzels: sticks, rods, mini, large, etc.
- Dip the entire pretzel in the candy coating; they’ll stay fresher longer this way, but it’s a little more work.
- Lay the pretzels in a single layer on a lined baking sheet and pour the melted candy coating on top and add sprinkles to make Valentine’s pretzel bark
- Crumble pretzels in a bowl, add the melted white chocolate flavored wafers, and stir until coated. Then, scoop into individual “cookie bites” on a lined baking sheet and top with sprinkles.
- It’s a little harder to work with, but you could use pure melted white chocolate chips and melted coconut oil (the coconut oil will give the chocolate the candy-like sheen). Melting chips or wafers are easier to melt and don’t seize as quickly.
- For those who are gluten-free, grab gluten-free pretzels.
- Have excess chocolate candy? Dip some strawberries in and decorate! Chocolate-covered strawberries are a classic Valentine-themed dessert.
Can I use other types of Pretzels?
Absolutely! You can also use pretzel sticks, giant pretzel rods, full-sized pretzels, or gluten-free pretzels. Although, what I like best about using the mini pretzels is that they look like hearts! It’d be adorable to use a mixture of mini and regular-sized pretzels for the variety in size of “hearts.”
How to store these dipped pretzels
Should I Refrigerate Valentine’s pretzel treats?
No, candy-dipped pretzels are best stored at room temperature. Freshly dipped pretzels should be placed in the fridge for 20 minutes for the candy confectionary to set up; otherwise, they should be stored at room temperature.
Can I freeze Valentine’s Pretzels?
Technically, you can freeze them in a completely airtight freezer-safe container. But since these pretzels are not fully dipped in the candy, I recommend that you don’t. The parts of the pretzel that are exposed will dry out, and the texture and crunch will not be what you expect.
How far in advance can you make candy-covered pretzels?
Since they are shelf stable for about three weeks, you could make this valentine’s day treat 2-3 weeks before they’re needed. I’d make them no more than one week in advance so that the recipient of my valentine’s chocolate gift has plenty of time to enjoy them fresh.
More Valentines Day Dessert Recipes:
- Grandma’s Mississippi Mud Cake
- Chocolate Pecan Turtle Pecan Clusters
- Best Valentine’s Desserts
- Homemade Valentine’s Day Truffles
- Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Board
Decorated Valentines Dipped Pretzel Treats
- 12 oz bag of Pretzels
- 3 oz pink candy melts
- 3 oz red candy melts
- 3 oz white candy melts
- Assorted Valentines Day Themed Sprinkles
- cellophane bags (optional)
- Get out a baking sheet and line it with parchment or wax paper. Empty the contents of the red, white, and pink melting wafers into a separate greased glass bowl.
- Melt the candy coatings according to the package directions. You can do this via microwave or double boiler. I've included instructions below. I suggest melting and dipping pretzels in one color of candy melt at a time. Otherwise, keeping all three bowls of melted candy coating the correct consistency for dipping will be challenging. They will begin to harden as they sit.
- Hold the pretzel by an edge and dip it into the melted candy. Tap it on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess, and then place the dipped pretzel onto the lined baking sheet. You'll want to decorate them in batches to get the sprinkles on before the candy starts to set. Dip each pretzel in the melted candy and decorate with your favorite sprinkles.
- Put all the dipped pretzels in the fridge for 20 minutes or until the candy has hardened.