How To Make Chocolate Dipped Valentine Pretzels
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to learn how to make Chocolate Dipped Valentine Pretzels. It’s a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day and a fun family craft. Kids can make them for family and friends. It’s a good project for a fundraising effort too. Who doesn’t enjoy the sweet and salty taste of pretzels and chocolate. You can adapt this recipe to fit any holiday just by changing the decorations.
20 Pretzel Sticks
1 1/2 Cups Wilton's Chocolate Candy Melts
1/2 Teaspoon Shortening
2 Cup Glass Bowl
To make about 20 pretzels using Wilton Candy Melts, melt about 1-1/2 cups of melts plus 1/2 teaspoon of shortening in a glass bowl for 1 minute, stirring halfway. I use a Pyrex 2 cup size glass bowl and it works perfect!
If you want to make white pretzels use Candiquik- to make about 20 pretzels using Candiquik, melt 6 blocks in glass bowl for 1 minute, stirring halfway. No shortening needed for this. Again, I used a Pyrex 2 cup size glass bowl.
After your candy is melted:
Hold the pretzel vertically over the bowl and spoon over the melted candy, this is a lot easier than trying to dip. Shake off excess back into bowl. Lay pretzel on waxed paper, immediately placing on sprinkles. For something like the nonpareils or jimmies, I found it easier to put a bowl in the sink and sprinkle the pretzel over the bowl. That way what lands in the bowl can be reused, and what lands in the sink can be rinsed away instead of rolling onto the floor!
If you are giving them as a gift, wrap a bundle in a pretty Valentine Ribbon for a beautiful and sweet present.
The kids love these for after school, but they would also be great for a party, or even a bake sale! I love these candy covered pretzels with the salty and sweet combo! I can definitely say I will make them again and again!
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