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Valentine’s Chocolate Dipped Pretzels Kids Can Make

Fast & easy treat recipe that kids can make with simple ingredients. This Valentine’s Chocolate Dipped Pretzels is a great gift idea as a special treat to friends and neighbors. Place your chocolate-covered pretzels in cellophane bags with a pretty ribbon. It’s like giving little loves as a gift because they look like hearts. 

All you need to make these pretty chocolate pretzels is candy melts, chocolate, sprinkles, and mini pretzels. These come together in just minutes of your time and make not only a sweet treat with your children but also sweet memories.  If you want another fun chocolate dessert to make with your kids then try this super versatile Cadbury Egg Pops

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How to Make Chocolate Dipped Pretzels 

The best part of this Valentine’s day pretzels is that the whole process takes just minutes of time. They could not be an easier recipe for your kids to make or help with depending on their age. Chocolate dipped pretzels can be taken as a fun treat to school, used as a cute gift, or a great idea for a Valentine’s day party snack. The ingredient amounts can vary so be sure to keep that in mind. If the kids decide to double or triple dip a pretzel then you will have less chocolate in the end. 

From beginning to end these chocolate dipped pretzels should only take about 20-30 min. I speed up the process by setting the sheet pan of dipped pretzels in the freezer to harden. Be sure to store all your Valentine’s day pretzels in an air-tight container or closed bag so they stay as delicious and fresh as the day you made them. You will love the salty combination and the different colors of the candy melts covering the pretzels. Even though they all taste about the same my kids usually love one color more than another. 

First, line a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. This will keep the pretzels from sticking to the pan. If you have a slipmat that would be a great thing to use in place of the wax paper. 

What You Need to Make Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

All of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store. If you can’t find the candy melts then go to your local craft store. It will be cheaper than buying them online. I picked up the heart shaped sprinkles from Micheals. They also have lots of different colors of candy melts in case you didn’t find what you’re looking for at the grocery store. 

To start your Valentine’s day chocolate covered pretzels you need to microwave each color of chocolate separately in a little ramekin bowl or other small bowls. Microwave the chocolate and the candy melts for 15-30 second intervals stirring in between. If you would rather warm your chocolate on the stove use a double boiler and stir until the chocolate is creamy. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula as you stir the chocolate.

As you stir the chocolate will continue to melt making a smooth consistency. If the chocolate starts to seize up add 1/4 tsp of coconut oil at a time until the chocolate is creamy again.  I have found that the candy melts don’t seize up as fast as using food coloring in white chocolate chips. candy melts are definitely a better option. We are using small ramekin bowls because we want to be able to dip the pretzel into the chocolate without having to scrape the chocolate like you would if we used a larger bowl and the chocolate was more spread out. 

Now time for dipping. You have several choices, dip the pretzel into the melted white chocolate, chocolate, pink, or red chocolate melts.  The kind of chocolate you use is completely up to you. Hold your pretzels upside down to dip into the chocolate or cup of candy melts.

You want the chocolate/ candy coating to cover a little more than halfway up the Valentine pretzel. Let the excess candy chocolate drip for a second then lay the pretzel flat on the baking sheet in a single layer. Dip a few more then add a few hearts or candy sprinkles to the top of each pretzel chocolate before it sets. Keep dipping until you run out of chocolate or pretzels. The remaining pretzels can be eaten plain or you can make more melted chocolate. 

Store all of the Valentine’s pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge. My girls loved the pink pretzels the most while I just love the salty treat no matter how it’s dipped. This is my favorite easy Valentine’s day snack.

What to do with Leftover Melted Chocolate

The options are endless if you have extra melted chocolate. My kids usually sneak most of the excess chocolate but if you do have extra then here are some fun ideas. Dip, drizzle, or both the remaining melted chocolate with the options below. 

  • large pretzels rods
  • strawberries or other fruit
  • drizzle over popcorn 
  • make some fun chocolate bark
  • dip cookies
  • marshmallows or even nuts

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Your kids will love listening to one of these great books while snacking on their very own bowl of freshly made Valentine’s chocolate pretzels. They will be so very proud of the cute treat they helped create.

Valentine's Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Valentine's Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Easy Valentine's Day recipe that kids can make.


  • 40-50 pretzel mini twists
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup pink candy melts
  • 1 cup red candy melts
  • 12 ounces vanilla almond bark
  • Heart shaped sprinkles
  • Valentine's sprinkles
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Spoon
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie sheet


    1. In a microwave save bowls, melt the chocolate and wafers. Stir well every 15 seconds to make sure the chocolate is just melted.
    2. Let your kids dip the pretzels in each candy, alternating, and quickly add sprinkles before the chocolate sets.
    3. Repeat until all of the pretzels are dipped taking turns with the kids.
    4. Let the pretzels set, for about 1 hour, or pop them in the freezer to speed up the process. Enjoy!


If the chocolate seizes then add 1/4 tsp of vegetable oil and stir. Continue adding a little oil until the chocolate is creamy again.

Kathaleen Kopf

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