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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

A perfect combination of sweet and salty, these Valentine’s Day Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods are a great DIY Valentine’s Day Treat that you can make for your loved ones.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

They are so easy to make, you can even make these ahead of time.

These are also perfect for your Valentine’s Day goodie bags that you can give to your friends and colleagues.

These will surely make your kid’s or husband’s Valentine’s Day sweeter with these personalized Valentine’s snacks

Why You’ll Love These DIY Valentine’s Treats.

  • A perfect balance of sweet and salty
  • You can make them in advance
  • Easy to make
  • Easy to find ingredients (only need 3 ingredients!)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great Valentine’s Day gift
Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and that means it's time to start thinking about what to get your loved ones.

No matter who you're celebrating with, chocolate-covered pretzel rods are always a hit.

They're easy to make and they're a lot of fun to eat.

So if you're looking for a last-minute Valentine's Day gift, this is definitely the way to go.

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Equipment Needed to Make Your Valentine’s Snacks

Ingredients for Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

  • Pretzel rods
  • Candy melts, red, pink, white chocolate
  • Sprinkles

How to Make Valentine’s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rod

Step 1.  Layout a piece of parchment paper to lay candy-coated pretzel rods on.

Step 2.  In a microwave container or bowl, melt candy in 30-second increments until smooth.

Step 3.  Then dip pretzel rods in candy melts and spoon over rods. Shake off excess chocolate.

Step 4.  Lay the coated pretzel rods on parchment paper to dry. 

Step 5. Sprinkle with different sprinkles before the candy coating dries.

Step 6.  Store in an airtight container.

Note: If drizzling with additional colored candy melts, allow initial candy coating to set completely. Then, use a spoon or fork to drizzle candy coating over the pretzel rods. Before the pretzel sets, gently pick it up and move on to a clean wax paper.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

What to Serve/Pair with Your Valentine’s Sweets

You can serve these Valentine’s Sweets with nuts or dried fruits on the side.

Caramel sauce or more chocolate ganache will make your Valentine’s Day even sweeter!

Chocolate-covered pretzels go great with a glass of red wine.

You can also cap your night off with a glass of milk or coffee and a few pretzel rods.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

  • Cereal
  • Nuts
  • Bacon nits
  • Granola bars (crushed)
  • Toffee
  • Coconut shreds
  • Rice Krispie
  • Peanut butter crunch bars
  • Caramel sauce
  • Peppermint candy canes (crushed)
  • Truffles
  • Bark candy
  • Cinnamon
  • Coffee
  • Popcorn
  • M&Ms
  • Raisins
  • Dried fruits
  • Chocolate chip morsels

How to Reheat & Store Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

After the pretzel rods have hardened, you can store them in a plastic storage container, at room temperature.

Do not put them directly under heat sources. Put wax paper in between the stacks.

These could last you a week to 10 days.

Best Way to Store Your Valentine’s Sweets Leftover

The best way to store your valentine’s sweets leftovers is by placing them in an airtight container, lined in between with wax paper, at room temperature.

How Long Will Valentine’s Day Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods Last in the Fridge?

You can put your chocolate-covered pretzel rods in the fridge for 10 minutes to help set them.

But they are best stored at room temperature, to avoid condensation. 

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Can I Freeze Valentine’s Snacks?

You can freeze your Valentine’s snacks however, the moisture in the freezer will be absorbed by the pretzel, making it a bit stale.

However, completely covered pretzels can last in the freezer for up to 6 months.

They should be placed in a freezer-safe airtight container.

How to Reheat Chocolate-Covered Treats

You can simply take them out and leave them to defrost for a few hours in the fridge (this is for completely covered pretzel rods).

DIY Valentine’s Treats FAQs

How long ahead can you make chocolate-covered pretzels?

You can stash these chocolate-covered treats for 2 weeks.

They can be stored at room temperature, in an airtight container, for up to 2 weeks.

Do chocolate-covered pretzels expire?

Chocolates and pretzels have a pretty long shelf life if stored properly.

If made and stored properly, they can last for up to 2 weeks up to months on your countertop.

How do you dip pretzel rods without a flat side?

You can use a spoon to drizzle and coat the pretzel.

Put the pretzel tip in the bowl and scoop your coating with a spoon and drizzle it on the pretzel.

How many calories are in a chocolate-covered pretzel rod?

A milk chocolate-covered pretzel rod contains 15 grams total carbohydrates, 4 grams fat, 2 grams protein, and 100 calories.

Do chocolate-covered pretzels get soggy?

Yes, your chocolate-covered pretzel rods can get soggy and stale when left out for too long.

The easiest way to prolong their shelf life is to store them at room temperature in an airtight container.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Can you leave chocolate-covered pretzels out overnight?

Yes, you can! As mentioned earlier, the best way to store these chocolate-covered pretzel rods is at room temperature, in an airtight container.

What other toppings can I put on my pretzel rods aside from chocolate?

Here are other options you can use as toppings for your pretzel rods:

  • Cereal
  • Nuts
  • Bacon bits
  • Granola bars (crushed)
  • Toffee
  • Coconut shreds
  • Rice Krispie
  • Peanut butter crunch bars
  • Caramel sauce
  • Peppermint candy canes (crushed)
  • Truffles
  • Bark candy
  • Cinnamon
  • Coffee
  • Popcorn
  • M&Ms
  • Raisins
  • Dried fruits
  • Chocolate chip morsels
Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Other Valentine’s Snack Recipes You’ll Love

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  • Valentine's Day Heart Brownie Pops Recipe
  • Red Velvet Waffles
  • Valentine's Day Cake Mix Cookies – Kathryn's Kitchen
  • DIY Valentine's Day Dessert Charcuterie Board
  • Valentine’s Jello Heart
  • Sugar-Free Strawberries and Cream Gummies
  • Valentine’s Yogurt Bark
  • Valentine Tic Tac Toe Snack Crafts
  • Paleo Cranberry Bliss Bars
  • Healthy Homemade Cheese Cracker
  • FroYo Bites
  • Heart-shaped Rice Krispie Treat Pops
  • Peanut Butter Cheerio Balls
  • Frozen Strawberries and Yogurt
  • Sugar Cookies (Paleo, Vegan)
  • Healthy Raspberry Dark Chocolate Bark
  • Valentines Frozen Fruity Yoghurt Bites
  • Paleo Gluten-Free Crinkle Cookies
  • Candy-Dipped Valentine's Day Oreos
  • Strawberry Roses
  • Valentine Vegetables Green Salad
  • Silly Valentine Fruit Labels
  • Watermelon Heart Pops
  • Heart-Shaped Hard-Boiled Eggs
  • Fruit Heart Kebabs and Dip
  • Loaded Heart Omelet Muffins

If you’re looking for a DIY Valentine’s Day treat that is easy to make, look no further.

These Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods are made with just three ingredients and can be tailored to your taste buds by swapping out the chocolate or adding extra sugar sprinkles on top.

So give these cute little bites of love a try next time you want something sweet and salty!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods Recipe

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Pretzel Rods

Kelly
A perfect combination of sweet and salty, these Valentine’s Day Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Rods are a great DIY Valentine’s Day Treat that you can make for your loved ones.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • Pretzel rods
  • Candy melts red, pink, white and chocolate
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Lay out a piece of parchment paper to lay candy coated pretzel rods on.
  • In a microwave container melt candy in 30 second increments until smooth.
  • Then dip rods in candy melts and spoon over rods. Shake off excess.
  • Lay on parchment paper to dry. Sprinkle with different sprinkles before the candy coating dries.
  • Store in an airtight container.
Keyword chocolate, melted chocolate, pretzels, Valentine's Day Treats

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