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Fun and Easy Treat – Valentine Pretzel Rods

I love snacks and treats that are quick and easy to put together but can also be fun and of course tasty too and these Valentine Pretzel Rods check all those boxes and more. They’re especially fun to put together with the kiddos.

valentine pretzel rods

You only need 4 ingredients for these fun and simple treats that come out looking beautiful and taste yummy. You can easily add these to gift baskets and gift to people making them feel special with a “homemade” treat. Make sure to check out our tips in the recipe card and/or at the bottom of the post.

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These Valentine Pretzel Rods are a quick, easy & tasty treat put together with or without the kiddos and can be decorated in a variety of ways.

This is such a fun food craft to make with the kids and if you or anyone you know likes sweet and salty treats these Valentine Pretzel Rods are definitely going to be a hit. 

valentines pretzel rods

Make sure to check out our recipes section for tasty treats and more like the following:

How to Make Chocolate Covered Valentine Pretzel Rods

To make these Valentine Pretzel Rods, you only need four ingredients — pretzel rods, melting chocolate in your choice of colors, coconut oil and Valentine Sprinkles.

valentines pretzel rods ingredients

Can you add other toppings to Valentine Pretzel Rods?

You sure can! You can add chopped nuts, crushed candies, mini marshmallows and anything small enough that you think will stay on. 

valentines pretzel rods in process

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and cook until nice and smooth when stirred. See the recipe card for full instructions.

Pour your chocolate into your tall cup or dipping container.

Once you have your chocolates melted, dip the pretzel rods and sprinkle with well the sprinkles.

valentines pretzel rods ingredients

Tip

Another wonderful think about these Valentine Pretzel Rod food craft is that they don’t just have to be for Valentine’s Day. You can use different colored melting chocolate and change it up for any occasion. St. Patrick’s Day go for green, Easter well any color goes in my opinion but you get the idea

Let’s get to the full instructions for the fun Valentine Pretzel Rod food craft shall we?

Yield: 15

Valentine Pretzel Rods

Valentine Pretzel Rods

These Valentine Pretzel Rods are a quick, easy & tasty treat put together with or without the kiddos and can be decorated in a variety of ways.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 Pretzel Rods
  • 1 12-Ounce Bag Pink Candy Melts
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkle Mix

Items Needed:

  • Parchment Paper
  • Tall Cup
  • Baking Sheet

Instructions

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high for 3 minutes or until nice and smooth when stirred. Pause every 30 seconds or so to stir the candy melts so
they don’t burn.

Immediately add the coconut oil and stir until fully combined.

Pour your chocolate into your tall cup or dipping container.

Dip your pretzel rod into the cup until it’s about half covered. Give it a couple light taps on the side of the dish to remove excess chocolate.

Lay it flat on the prepared sheet and immediately sprinkle with your sprinkle mix. Repeat with the rest of the pretzel rods.

Allow to rest for 10 minutes or until hardened. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Be careful to not cover the pretzel rod down too far with chocolate or it gets messy to hold it and eat it, especially for kids.
  • If you’re having trouble with your sprinkles sliding off, wait a minute or so for the chocolate to dry slightly and then place your bigger sprinkles carefully, then sprinkle the smaller portion of the sprinkles and it should stick fine. You’ll get some
    sliding, but that’s ok, it helps cover the sides.
  • If your chocolate starts to get too thick when dipping, or even before, you can heat it back up for a few more seconds. If this doesn’t work, you can add just a touch more coconut oil and that should do it.

valentine pretzel rods

Now is that easy peasy or what?

valentines pretzel rods

Tips for making the Valentine Pretzel Rods

Be careful to not cover the pretzel rod down too far with chocolate or it gets messy to hold it and eat it, especially for kids.

valentines pretzel rods

If you’re having trouble with your sprinkles sliding off, wait a minute or so for the chocolate to dry slightly and then place your bigger sprinkles carefully, then sprinkle the smaller portion of the sprinkles and it should stick fine. You’ll get some sliding, but that’s ok, it helps cover the sides.

valentines pretzel rods

If your chocolate starts to get too thick when dipping, or even before, you can heat it back up for a few more seconds. If this doesn’t work, you can add just a touch more coconut oil and that should do it.

valentines pretzel rods

If you make these Valentine Pretzel Rods make sure to let us know how it went. 

By on January 8th, 2022

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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2 thoughts on “Valentine Pretzel Rods”

  1. Yes, 4 ingredients does the trick with me! I love your suggestion about tweaking the colors for different holidays/occasions, I’m big on that. And, I love salty & sweet together, somehow the combination just hits the spot!

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  2. going to share this with my niece it might be different from her’s . She and her daughter have been making these to sell for V-day. They have had so much decorating. some times it is a mess.

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