Valentine Snack Ideas: Heart Pretzel Candy and Why I’m Glowing

Have no fear – I’m not slowing down on Valentine’s Day content. I love Valentine Snack Ideas!

Looking for Valentine Snack Ideas? Heart Pretzel Candy is easy to make and super cute to eat and serve just in time for your Valentine's Day celebrations!

It’s not high tech like Valentine’s Day Mini Ombre Cakes, but it’s last minute stuff!

And that’s what we need right now. Speaking of which, we had a great and relaxing weekend. We did a lot of valentine making, cookie baking, and resting. In fact, I’m glowing from that and also from my Cane+Austin Miracle Pads. This is a company I’m super into, and I’m absolutely loving using my peel pads twice a day. That, drinking more water, relaxing more, and doing some therapeutic baking or making heart pretzel candy has been where it’s at this weekend! I had to share!

And now, the recipe. Heart shaped pretzel candy is super easy to make, and is kid-helping-hands friendly. They’ll love making it, and it’s virtually impossible to screw it up. Pretzels + melting chocolate + sprinkles = happy. Spread the love.

Valentine Snack Ideas: Heart Pretzel Candy:

What You Need:

Mini Pretzels
White chocolate candy melts
Milk chocolate candy melts (optional)
Candy colors – make sure you don’t use regular food coloring or icing colors. Also, note that you get a much nicer shade of pink using pink candy color rather than just mixing in red candy color to your white chocolate
Sprinkles (optional)
Toothpicks
Spoons & small bowls
Parchment paper or waxed paper
Small cutting board or tray

What You Do:

1 – Melt about 4 ounces of chocolate per package directions (typically you microwave it for 1 minute at 50% power, and then stir and continue to heat it for 30 second intervals until it’s smooth) Note: If you’re using milk chocolate, it’s important to temper the chocolate – stir in un-melted pieces to the hot melted chocolate mixture. This will help the chocolate remain shiny after it hardens

2 – [For white candy skip this step] Dip a toothpick in the pink candy color and stir it into melted white chocolate

3 – Repeat with a clean toothpick until you get your desired shade

4 – Put a strip of parchment paper or waxed paper onto a small cutting board, and set a pretzel down on it

5 – Spoon the melted candy onto the pretzel as shown. Then, use the toothpick to sweep around the edges forming a heart shape. It may take you a few pretzels to get the hang of it. If they look ugly you’ll just have to eat them!

6 – Tap the cutting board on your work surface to spread the candy out further and to get the air bubbles out

7 – If you want to decorate with sprinkles, add them before the chocolate hardens. Since these are pretzels, you can even decorate with a little kosher salt or extra coarse salt from a salt grinder – just use it in moderation. Yum!

8 – Repeat with several more pretzels. When your cutting board is full, put it in the freezer for about 5 minutes to harden

9 – If you want to drizzle on stripes in a contrasting color, melt some additional chocolate as in steps 1 & 2 above

10 – Lay the candy pretzels out on waxed or parchment paper and drizzle melted chocolate across it with a small spoon. It helps to start the drizzle on the paper and then continue across the candy to the paper on the other side

Looking for Valentine Snack Ideas? Heart Pretzel Candy is easy to make and super cute to eat and serve just in time for your Valentine's Day celebrations!

What are you doing to celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Looking for Valentine Snack Ideas? Heart Pretzel Candy is easy to make and super cute to eat and serve just in time for your Valentine's Day celebrations!

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer, a mama of two, a Lifestyle Blogger/Social Media Influencer/Brand Ambassador, and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns, the Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.

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  1. I raised you right!! I love your countdown to Valentine’s Day recipes!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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