These decadent and irresistible white chocolate covered pretzels are a cute Valentine's Day treat. Super simple to make, requiring only 10 minutes and little clean up! Make them for the little loves in your life as a Valentine's party snack, a lunch box treat or after dinner dessert.
I love making these mini white chocolate covered pretzels for a Valentine's Day party snack for my daughter's class party, or just as a snack for my family to share to celebrate the day.
They are so simple to make, plus fun for the kids if you let them help with the sprinkles.
Because the mini pretzels are naturally "heart-shaped", this recipe requires no cutting or shaping anything into hearts.
It is a truly simple homemade way to make hand-dipped chocolate pretzels, all while seeming to have made a decadent treat straight from the bakery!
You can also package them in little treat boxes or bags as a "Valentine" for the kids' classmates, your co-workers, or anyone else special in your life.
Another exciting aspect of this recipe is that it is pretty inexpensive. This budget-friendly Valentine's snack recipe is for you, my money-saving moms!
I can get a bag of white chocolate chips for $1.19 and a large bag of mini pretzels for only 79 cents. When you add the cost of the sprinkles, I only spent $2.98 on 3 dozen homemade white chocolate covered pretzels.
Compare that to $10-30 to buy them from a bakery. I am sold on never buying white chocolate covered pretzels again!
While these heart shaped pretzels are a fun and cute Valentine's Day snack, they can also be made for any other holiday. Just change the theme of your sprinkles.
You will need a 12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips, a large of mini pretzels, and Valentine's Day themed sprinkles.
You'll also need a glass measuring bowl or mixing bowl for melting the chocolate, a spoon for stirring, and parchment or wax paper.
Making white chocolate covered pretzels requires only 10 minutes if you're making the full 3 dozen this recipe calls for. I love working with white chocolate because it needs minimal resting time to harden.
To make mini white chocolate covered pretzels, first melt the chocolate in a glass bowl. Do this in 30 second increments for ½ cup of chips at a time, stirring between intervals. It should take about 1 minute to fully melt. If it takes longer, shorten the increments to 10 seconds so that it doesn't burn.
Tip: don't melt all the chocolate at once because it could harden before you finish dipping all the pretzels.
Once the chocolate is melted, dip half of a pretzel into it. Wiggle it around a little bit so that the chocolate fills the gaps. You can also lay the pretzel on parchment paper and use a spoon to scoop the chocolate on and spread it evenly around.
Lay the pretzel on the parchment or wax paper. Repeat these steps for 6 pretzels at a time, and then sprinkle with the Valentine's Day sprinkles.
Tip: ensure you sprinkle them before the chocolate hardens.
Once all 3 dozen pretzels are chocolate-dipped and sprinkled, let them harden for about 10 minutes on the counter or in the fridge.
White Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Valentine's Day
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 36 mini pretzels
- pink and red sprinkles
- In a mixing bowl or jar, melt the chocolate ½ cup at a time in 30 second increments. Stir between increments. This should take 60-90 seconds.
- Dip half of the mini pretzel into the chocolate and wiggle around until covered. Place on parchment or wax paper. Repeat for 6 pretzels.
- Sprinkle the chocolate covered pretzels with sprinkles.
- Repeat the above steps until all pretzels are dipped and covered. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
You can also use milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips. I prefer using white chocolate for Valentine's Day because it goes with the red-pink-white color scheme of the holiday.
Plus, traditional Valentine's candy is usually milk chocolate, and the pink and red sprinkles pop more against the white chocolate background.
Most importantly though, white chocolate doesn't melt as quickly as milk chocolate, so if you are transporting these to a party or packing them in your kid's lunchbox, the white chocolate covered pretzels will likely hold up better.
You can also make chocolate dipped pretzel rods if you'd prefer.
The best place to store these is on your counter in an airtight container. They are delicious at room temperature, but you can also store them in the fridge if you'd like. They will last for up to 5 days.
I've left my white chocolate covered pretzels out on the table for a few days and the white chocolate is still perfectly hardened, yet still slightly soft for eating.
If you've made white chocolate covered pretzels for Valentine's Day, let me know how they turned out in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you!