Valentine's Treat: White Chocolate-Covered Pretzels


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Valentine's white chocolate covered pretzels recipe by blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

White chocolate covered pretzels have become one of my all-time favorite snacks over the years. They’re simple to make, easy to store, and so so so delicious to eat! Some of the store-bought white chocolate pretzels have questionable ingredients, though, so Kyle and I thought it’d be fun to make our own for Valentine’s Day a few years back. It ended up being the perfect date night activity, and, now that we’re in the kid mode, we’ve realized it’s an equally perfect family night project, too. Keep reading to learn how to make a batch white chocolate covered pretzels at home!

PS- As perfect as they are for Valentine’s Day, these obviously aren’t exclusively Valentines themed snacks. If you’re making these white chocolate dipped pretzels for another holiday or party (like St. Patty’s Day or the 4th of July), sub out the pink and red Valentine’s sprinkles for different-colored sprinkles– whichever ones best represent the occasion. For example, I used a variety of pastel sprinkles for Easter one year, and they turned out so cute! 

White Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Homemade white chocolate pretzels recipe from blogger Stephanie Ziajka on Diary of a Debutante

Y’all, I mean when I say that these white chocolate covered pretzels are insanely easy to make! The chocolate dipping is probably best left to adults, but the decorating is a perfect activity for kiddos.

Ingredients

Valentines Day party snacks that kids love and only use three ingredients? Yes, please!! Here’s all you need to make a batch of yummy white chocolate covered pretzels (serves 8)–

  • 4oz mini pretzels– 4oz is essentially a quarter of a 16oz bag (so roughly 70 mini pretzels). I prefer tiny pretzel twists, but pretzel rods work well, too!
  • 11oz vanilla almond bark or white chocolate chips– Almost any white chocolate will do (white chocolate chips, melting wafers, etc), but I prefer using Plymouth Pantry’s Almond Bark Vanilla Baking Bar. Almond bark melts well on the stove– plus, I personally like the taste more.
  • 3oz Valentine’s Day sprinklesThis Valentine’s mix is perfect– such a great assortment of colors and textures! 

You’ll also need parchment paper and a medium-sized saucepan and/or microwave-save bowl. 

White Chocolate-Covered Pretzels Recipe

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares one of her favorite no bake valentine treats on Diary of a Debutante

To make a batch of these Valentine’s white chocolate covered pretzels, melt 12 ounces of vanilla almond bark, which is usually equivalent to roughly half the package, in a saucepan over low heat for around 5 minutes. Stir frequently, otherwise the chocolate can burn, even on low heat. Also, if you’re planning on using your fingers, be mindful of the temperature. Full disclosure– Kyle and I collected quite a few finger burns over the course of an hour. 

Just a note– if you prefer to melt the chocolate in the microwave, put them in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted. It normally takes me 45-60 seconds total. 

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares how to make white chocolate dipped pretzels for Valentines on Diary of a Debutante

Next, working in batches of 4-5 and using either a fork or your fingers (only recommended if you’re not covering them completely), dip each mini pretzel in the melted white chocolate. You can either cover them completely or about 3/4ths of the way, depending on your preference. I like the combo of sweet and salty, so we only dipped 3/4 of ours. Either way, give each pretzel a gentle shake allow the excess chocolate to drip off to avoid clumping before moving on to the next step.

While the bare white chocolate dipped pretzels are still warm, shower them with different colored sugars, nonpareils, and sprinkle mixes (I love this assortment— so many fun colors and textures!), using a bowl to catch and recycle unused sprinkles. Set the decorated white chocolate covered pretzels on parchment paper and let them set at room temperature until the chocolate cools and sets, about 15 minutes. 

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you choose to freeze them, let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving. 

Blogger Stephanie Ziajka shares how to turn white chocolate-covered mini pretzels into the perfect valentines day party snacks on Diary of a Debutante

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White Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

If you need easy no-bake Valentine's treats, it's hard to beat these white chocolate covered pretzels! They can be made well in advance of parties or events (up to one week in the fridge or two months in the freezer), and the decoration element is perfect for kiddos, too!

Ingredients

  • 4oz mini pretzels
  • 11oz vanilla almond bark or white chocolate chips
  • 3oz sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Melt roughly 11 ounces of white almond bark in a saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir frequently to avoid burning and be mindful of the temperature if using your fingers for dipping.
    2. Working in batches of 4-5 and using either a fork or your fingers (only recommended if you’re not covering them completely), dip each mini pretzel in the melted white chocolate. You can either cover them completely or about 3/4ths of the way, depending on your preference. Give them a gentle shake and allow the excess chocolate to drip off before moving on to Step #3.
    3. While the chocolate is still warm, shower different colored sugars, nonpareils, and sprinkle mixes (I love this assortment— so many fun colors and textures!) over the pretzels, using a bowl to catch and recycle unused sprinkles.
    4. Set the decorated white chocolate covered pretzels on parchment paper and let them set at room temperature until the chocolate cools and sets, about 15 minutes.
    5. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you choose to freeze them, let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving. 

Notes

These white chocolate covered pretzels can be made up to 1 week in advance (or 2 months if you're a fan of freezing)! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months. If you choose to freeze them, let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

If you prefer to melt the chocolate in the microwave, place the white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on high in 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until fully melted. It normally takes me 45-60 seconds total.

If you're making these white chocolate dipped pretzels for another holiday (like Easter or St. Patty's Day), sub out the pink and red Valentine's sprinkles for different-colored sprinkles to reflect the holiday or event.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8Serving Size 8 pretzels
Amount Per ServingCalories 270Total Fat 13.6gSaturated Fat 7.7gCholesterol 8mgSodium 325mgCarbohydrates 35.2gFiber .6gSugar 24.1gProtein 3.3g

Nutritional information isn't always accurate and can vary based on a number of factors, including but not limited to discrepancies among brands, precision of measurements, and freshness of ingredients.

More No-Bake Valentines Treats

In case you can’t tell, I’m a big fan of no-bake desserts. Whether we’re talking chocolate truffles, rice krispie treats, or chocolate dipped pretzels, yummy no-bake desserts taste just as sweet and can’t be ruined by subpar baking skills. So, if you loved these Valentine’s white chocolate covered pretzels, here are some other no bake Valentines treats I think you’ll enjoy just as much–

  • Chocolate-Dipped Rice Krispie Treat Hearts– These chocolate-dipped rice krispie hearts are the ultimate no bake Valentines treats. Everyone (and I mean everyone– adults included) love them, and they’re super easy to make. Also, if you’re crunched for time and/or don’t want to go to the trouble of making your own rice krispies treats, you can pick up one of their treat sheets instead and use a cookie cutter to cut out heart shapes instead.
  • Valentine’s Day Trail Mix– I know trail mix doesn’t typically qualify as dessert, but this Valentine’s Day trail mix includes M&Ms, marshmallows, and vanilla cupcake Goldfish grahams– so, yeah, it’s pretty delicious, and I think it’s safe to say it safely qualifies as a no bake Valentines treat. 

 


 
What are some of your favorite Valentines Day party snacks? Obviously, I’m a big fan of no-bake recipes, but I’m learning my way around the oven and am open to trying new things!

Anyways, thanks so much for reading, y’all! Also, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any problems making these white chocolate covered pretzels at home. I love hearing from you guys, and I’m happy to help! 

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4 thoughts on “Valentine's Treat: White Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

  1. Liz S.

    Such a fun, festive treat! My go-to Valentine’s Day snack is a batch of M&M Blondies (with the “special” Valentine’s Day red, pink, and white M&M’s, of course). I share the batch with many loved ones!

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