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My real life and blogger BFF, Ashley Brooke, has suggested that I start a blog series entitled “Cooking for Idiots.” Although I initially resisted, I’ve decided to start sharing my culinary growth sporadically on Diary of a Debutante. Today? A simple Valentine’s Day snack. Tomorrow? I’m a master chef at a 5-star restaurant whipping up ratatouille in my sleep. These white chocolate pretzels are painfully easy to make, and they make a surprisingly fun date night activity, too. Here’s all you need–
- Mini pretzels
- Vanilla-flavored baking bar– Almost any white chocolate will do, but I prefer using Plymouth Pantry’s Almond Bark Vanilla Baking Bar.
- Assortment of Valentine’s Day sprinkles– This Valentine’s mix is perfect– such a great assortment of colors and textures!
Simply melt 8-12 ounces of white chocolate, which is usually equivalent to roughly half the package, in a saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes. Be mindful of the temperature (we collected quite a few finger burns over the course of an hour). Dip each pretzel in the chocolate and shake over the saucepan to avoid huge, unattractive white clumps. 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. Set each white chocolate pretzel on wax paper or aluminum foil and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before enjoying!
What’s your go-to, idiot-proof Valentine’s Day snack? I’m always open to ideas! Another great one (and it doesn’t get much more idiot-proof than this) is this Valentine’s Day trail mix. No baking, no mixing, and no refrigerating required. Share your go-to Valentine’s Day snack in the comments!