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Easy Candied Pretzel Hearts

An adorable 10-minute, 3-ingredient treat.

This is one of those recipes that is so simple that you can barely call it a recipe. So don’t. Call it an idea, a suggestion, a proposal of something absolutely adorable that you should make for Valentine’s Day this year. And why not? This will take you just three ingredients, about ten minutes of your time, and makes an already sweet holiday all that more festive with very little effort.

See? So cute. Here’s what you need:

  • A bag of pretzel twists
  • A package of candy coating (almond bark, candiquik, etc)
  • Candy hearts or heart sprinkles or some other sort of small heart-shaped confection

That’s it.

You line up those pretzels on a baking sheet and then melt the candy coating however the package tells you to go about it before you transfer it to a ziptop bag. Do you need a pastry bag and a fancy piping tip? No, you do not. Just cut off the corner of that ziploc and pipe the candy coating into heart shapes on the pretzels. But good news, the pretzels are already vaguely heart-shaped, so you really just have to follow the line of the outer ring of pretzel.

And then you press a heart-shaped something into the center of each pretzel. Your work is done. Now, you can use conversation hearts or heart-shaped sprinkles or whatever smallish heart-shaped candy you can find. These are great for classroom treats or just to have on hand as a delicious sweet and salty snack.

10m prep time

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Ingredients
  • 1 bag mini pretzel twists
  • 8 oz candiquik or almond bark
  • Large heart sprinkles or conversation hearts
Preparation
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Break apart almond bark and melt according to package directions. If there are no package instructions, melt in microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
  3. Transfer melted coating to a zip top bag and cut off a a small portion of the corner. Pipe melted bark into each pretzel, roughly in the shape of a heart.
  4. Press a candy or heart-shaped sprinkle into the center.
  5. Repeat with remaining pretzels. Let rest until candy coating has set, about 45 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Smart Schoolhouse.

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