These Valentine pretzel snack bites are a quick and easy Valentine’s Day treat. You will love these sweet and salty Valentine pretzels! The salty and sweet combination is just delicious, and it will hit the spot when you need to satisfy your sweet & salty craving.
You can whip up these Valentine pretzel snack bites surprisingly quickly! It literally will take more time to pull out the ingredients than it will to make them.
Perfect for Gifts or Favours
Since these bite-sized treats are so easy to pull together, they are perfect for last minute gifts or parties. Especially if you want to make a Valentine’s Day treat you can share with everyone. A handful of Valentine snack pretzels makes a wonderful afternoon pick-me-up.
These Valentine pretzels would be an ideal favour for a Galentine Day party or special treats for your work team. If you plan to give these away as gifts, just throw a handful in a cellophane bag and then tie with a red or pink ribbon. If you can find little cellophane bags with a Valentine’s motif, even better!
These can be customized for each recipient if you are making them as a gift. Just have fun deciding how to decorate them. Don’t worry – they aren’t fragile like thin cookies or decorated cupcakes, so they’re easy to transport. Even those who ‘don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day’ will go crazy for these. Wait and see!
This Valentine’s Day treat would be ideal for a Valentine’s party too, especially if you are making other dishes too and have limited time. They really are quick and easy to throw together, and you can make quite a lot of these in barely any time at all. So if you’re in a rush, this is the recipe you’ve been looking for. You might already have a bag of pretzels in the pantry, as well as the other ingredients.
Fun Variations to Try
You can make different versions of these Valentine pretzels by using cinnamon hearts or conversation hearts on them instead of going with the sprinkles. If you are looking for more colour, try using pink or red candy melts instead of melted chocolate on the Valentine snack pretzels.
Pretzels come in different shapes, so you might prefer to use the square ones or rods rather than the looped ones. Or alternate by using some of each shape. No matter how you make your Valentine pretzels, they will be hard to resist. ❤❤
More about Pretzels
As you know, pretzels can be large or small, savoury or sweet, and hard or soft. They are usually formed in what is known as a ‘pretzel loop’ which is a symmetrical design. And everyone has their favourite type!
Can you guess how far back the history of the pretzel goes? Actually it’s thought that a monk invented them way back in 610 AD. They might have been a reward for children learning their prayers, hence the shape looking like arms folded in prayer. The pretzels were called ‘pretiola’ which means little rewards.
Although this might or might not be true, food historians agree pretzels do have Christian origins. They were made with flour and water only, making them a suitable food for Lent when some foods are restricted. Pretzels were also hunted on Easter morning.
In the 1500s, pretzels were part of wedding ceremonies. Just like with wishbones, the bride and groom would make wishes, break the pretzel, then eat it to symbolize their union. This is just as romantic as these Valentine snack pretzels!
German and Swiss immigrants came to the United States in the 1800s with their pretzel recipes. However, hard pretzels weren’t a thing until 1850. These kept for longer than the soft kind and were easy to transport, so became a popular snack. Just like Valentine snack pretzels are today.
Valentine Pretzel Snack Bites Recipe
Valentine Pretzel Snack Bites
- 24 pretzels Small
- 1/8 Cup White chocolate chips
- 1/8 Cup Milk chocolate chips
- 4 Tbsp. sprinkles Heart
- Line two baking sheets with parchment.
- Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave. Place melted chocolate into a piping bag or a sandwich bag with a small corner cut off.
- Place a pretzel on the parchment lined sheet and pipe a small amount of chocolate in the center.
- Place a large heart sprinkle on the chocolate and then place in the refrigerator to set.
- Melt the white chocolate in the microwave.
- Dip a pretzel into the white chocolate and then sprinkle with small hearts.
- Set on lined baking sheet and place in the refrigerator to set.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Different Types of Pretzels
These days, pretzels come in many different flavours. They can be topped with salt crystals, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, sugar or glazes. They can be stuffed too – the larger, soft ones can anyway. Savoury ingredients like cheese or mustard might feature in a stuffed pretzel recipe, or even icing or cinnamon sugar in sweet ones.
Pretzels also come in various shapes, like braids, letters, rods, sticks, and loops. The original looped shape was handy for bakers though, who could use sticks or strings to hang them up.
The biggest pretzel was more than 26 feet long and a whopping 842 pounds in weight! That would be some Valentine’s Day treat!
So which is your favourite kind? I love them all, especially adorable Valentine pretzels combining salt with sweet. Yum!
Let me know if you try these Valentine Pretzel Snack Bites. ❤