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easy chocolate pretzel hearts, on pops or not

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These chocolate pretzel hearts are easy peasy to make. I whipped them out not long after making THESE for KIX CEREAL. Now, the latter are just as easy to make and a bit fancier, but these get the job done, too.

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Plus, you get sweet and salty in one bite. I’m sure someone who has had their morning coffee could come up with a way to articulate how this serves as a metaphor for love. But I haven’t had my morning coffee yet, so I won’t go beyond just the thrill of sweet and salty in one bite.

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to make mini chocolate pretzel hearts (on or off a stick)

Line a baking tray with wax paper. Arrange mini pretzels on the tray, and set aside. Fill a decorating bag with 1/2 cup of candy melts. Melt in the microwave at 70 percent power for 90 seconds, then 30 second and 15 second intervals, massaging after each turn in the microwave until fully melted.

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Snip 1/2 inch from the tip of the decorating bag. Pipe to fill the pretzels. Let the pretzels rest at room temperature until fully set, about 1 hour.

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And now, you may stop right there. There is no need to make these any harder, as they are the easiest, simplest treat you can make for Valentine’s Day. Seriously, don’t complicate things. Dang, I had to try and put these on a stick.

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To put them on a stick, after you melt your candy melts, pipe a dot on the tray. Place a lollipop stick on the dot and pipe a bit more of the melted candy on top. Place a pretzel on top of that and pipe to fill the pretzel. Let set about 1 hour.

TIP: If the candy melts are too runny, the stick thing doesn’t work as well, so don’t try and thin them with shortening and don’t overheat them. My Wilton melts seemed to work the best.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted February 8, 2014 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    What an adorable idea! So easy and cute!

  2. Posted February 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    These are SO adorable!

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