Need a last minute Valentine’s Day sweet treat to give as a gift? These chocolate hearts with a pretzel twist center are fast and easy to make!
Here is your supply list for the hearts:
- Wilton red candy melts
- A bag of pretzel twists
- Sugar sprinkles
- Wilton Candy Decorating Bags
- Wax paper and cookie sheet
- Heart cookie cutter to use as stencil
- Copy paper and sharpie
I made a sheet of hearts to use as a pattern using a cookie cutter as the stencil. You can certainly freehand the hearts but it always helps to follow a pattern. Put this paper on your cookie sheet and cover with a piece of wax paper.
Follow the directions on the package for melting the chocolate in your microwave. I used a decorating bag to melt mine in and then snipped off a tiny section on the bottom. Pipe the chocolate into the center holes on the pretzel first. It helps to “glue” it down to the wax paper. Then draw the outside shape of the heart and finally, fill in the rest of the space. Tap down on the cookie sheet next to the heart with your knuckles so that the chocolate blends together. Add the crystal sprinkles for a little bling! Tip: I do one at a time so that the chocolate doesn’t have time to harden before I can finish all the steps.
The chocolate hearts can harden out on your counter or you can pop them into the frig or freezer if time is an issue.
Since I plan on giving these to some of my favorite kids this Valentine’s Day, I made up little gift containers for the hearts. A favor box from the dollar store, some glitzy basket filler, a bag of chocolate hearts tied up with red baker’s twine, and one of my free printable doodled hearts made a great presentation!
Of course, these hearts can be made for any occasion! They would be great as a bridal shower or wedding favor. Change the chocolate color to a soft pink or blue and they would be a sweet baby shower dessert. Hard to go wrong when you mix chocolate and pretzels together…the combo of sweet and salty is fab!
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