A Thoughtful Place: How to Make Valentine Treats {Pink Pretzels}

2.04.2013

How to Make Valentine Treats {Pink Pretzels}

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wanted to have some sweet treats on hand for the kiddos. Our four year old son is allergic to chocolate {gasp, I know} so it’s always a challenge to come up with new and fun ideas for treats that do not involve any chocolate. I thought candy dipped pretzels would be not only cute, but pretty quick to whip up as well. I am a huge fan of the sweet and savory combination so these do the trick.

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I pick up my candy melts from either Hobby Lobby or Michael’s depending on where I am. The only other supply I ended up using at the last minute were some pearl candy sprinkles {that my children LOVE for some reason}. I melted the candy using the microwave.

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Creating the pink pretzels: To completely cover the pretzels in pink candy, I dunked about three at a time and used a spoon to move them around in the bowl until covered. Then I fished one out with the spoon and held it with two fingers to shake off the excess. Then I placed them on wax paper. Once I had them all coated, I put them in the fridge to set for a few minutes. Just remember: Dunk, Fish, Shake {Dunk the pretzel, fish it out with a spoon, and shake off the extra candy}.


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Adding the white detail: After the pink candy coating was set, I melted the white candy melts. For half of the pretzels I dunked them in the white candy and added candy pearls. To create the plaid drizzled effect, I poured the melted white candy into a snack size bag and cut a tiny tiny hole in the bottom. That allowed me to drizzle the candy over the pretzel with a really fine line of candy. MAJOR HINT: After you drizzle the white candy, be sure to poke your finger or a knife through the pretzel holes. If you do not and the candy stretches across the holes, it looks a lot like spider webs. Not cute, nor appetizing!

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I had a willing taster who was dying to try these after church. With milk in hand, she was a happy little camper. This little one melts my heart.

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Details: I only used half a bag of the pink candy melts to make a really nice size batch. I am keeping them in a bowl in the fridge. When it’s time to serve them up for dessert or a treat, I take out how many I need and let them sit out for just a couple of minutes. Yummy!!! Oh, and for the curious types . . . the gray and white striped straws are from Home Goods.
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Have you whipped up any fun treats for February? I would love to know! Especially if they do not include chocolate!
 
have a sweet day
 
 
Other Valentine Ideas:

24 comments :

  1. Sweet & simple treats! Love that toothless taster.

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    1. Thank you! She was so thrilled to lose those teeth!

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  2. Such a darling and simple idea. Thanks for sharing. I believe we will be making a batch this week, for sure.
    Love your blog, you always have the sweetest posts!

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    1. Thank you, Bryn. Such a kind compliment. Enjoy the day.

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  3. Shut up! These are adorable! :) Love your other Valentines ideas too!

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  4. Those are adorable and so simple! What a great Valentine's treat!

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  5. Yummmmmm! Now I'm hungry. And I feel the need to squeeze a sweet little 6-year old!!!

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  6. We have a toothless wonder on our hands! How cute is she :) Oh, back to the pretzels....YUM! Can I come over and steal some?! :)

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  7. Oo I love chocolate covered pretzels but these look even more delicious! And they're pink! Definitely going to have to try this for valentine's day!

    elle [wonderfelle world]

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  8. Oh my goodness...your daughter is a doll! Cute!! I remember losing my front teeth many years ago. Those pretzels look yummy and so pretty in pink.

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  9. These look so cute (and tasty too)! I also love your Valentine's Day mason jars!

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  10. Yes please, a little salty with my sweet - love that adorable photo of your cutie with her missing teeth!

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  11. I'm thinking baby girl shower favor. Love them. So cute. Pinning for later!

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  12. por tener un blog tan bonito y chulo tienes un premio en mi blog.

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  13. First off, yummy! I want some! And secondly, when did R lose both teeth?? She looks so adorable...and Emma is going to be so jealous. :)

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  14. These look amazing! You're more than welcome to ship some to me. ;)

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  15. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Newest follower! I would be honored if you stopped by at toddlindsey.com :)

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  16. Wow - these are so pretty! I wouldn't want to eat them - lol. I shared them on my G+ page: gplus.to/SeasonalFamilyFun

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