***Note: this is a reposting of an entry from last year. Those of you new to these parts may not have seen it before, and those who have might still like seeing it again! I'm planning on making some new ones this weekend but I didn't want any of you to miss out on the chance to try them yourself before Valentine's Day, just in case I completely flub the deadline! Enjoy!***
I've got to admit that I've never been a big celebrator of Valentine's Day. I'm all for chocolate, but not the cards and flowers and hearts and pink and whatnot. I'm just not that girlie I guess. Case in point: What I want for Valentine's Day? Private obedience training for the little dog. That's how you win my heart.
However, it's a co-worker's birthday this week (Happy Birthday Sue!) and I thought I'd make her a treat that ties in with Valentine's Day.
You only need three ingredients for this - pretzel rods, candy melts, and nonpareils (or any other topping that suits you). I bought the melts and nonpareils at the bulk store for just a couple of dollars, and the pretzels were about 3 dollars for an entire bag.
Dip a rod into the melted chocolate - about halfway up - and spin it around to get an even coating. You then should wait a minute or two to let it cool a bit before adding the nonpareils. You can roll it directly into the nonpareils if you want a heavy coating, but I just held the rod over the bowl and sprinkled them by hand until I got the coverage I was looking for.
Here is my tester. Looking good!
I ran out of nonpareils with two rods left so I improvised with crushed honey-roasted peanuts. Not as pretty but they still taste good. I also tried rice krispies (they looked like mini clubs) and chocolate chips (too heavy, wouldn't stick).
Here are my finished pretzels. Pretty, hunh? And the mix of sweet and salty is always a winner.
Linking up here this week!