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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day treat

Looking for a quick and easy Valentine's Day treat?  Try some chocolate-covered pretzels with heart sprinkles!

I was looking for a quick and easy treat for Valentine's Day to counteract the somewhat time-intensive but AWESOME chocolate-covered heart-shaped raspberry marshmallows and to complement the decadent chocolate roll out cookies and fudgy brownies.

I originally was going to make them in white, dark, and milk chocolate, but then time got away from me....and milk chocolate seemed like a better option than dark, since the cookies and brownies were so rich.

Valentine's Day Chocolate-Covered Pretzels
By yours truly


Pretzel rods
Chocolate (in milk, dark, white....or any combination)
Chocolate for drizzling
Sprinkles of your choice (I chose mini hearts, regular sized hearts, and pink and white nonpareils)


Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals, making sure not to burn it.
Dip the top 2/3 of a pretzel rod into the chocolate and allow the excess to drip off into the bowl.

Place the pretzel on the lined baking sheet.
Apply sprinkles to wet chocolate.

Additionally, if you plan to drizzle them with a contrasting colored chocolate, allow the chocolate to harden.
Once hardened, melt a contrasting chocolate and drizzle onto the pretzels.
Apply sprinkles, if you'd like.  The sprinkles will only stick to the wet chocolate drizzle.

Allow to dry and then wrap in lollipop bags or place chocolate-side up in a small vase or cup.

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