Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods

I have another easy, sweet Valentine treat to share with y’all today! This one is especially great if you’re trying to think up any last minute heart day gifts. We like to keep Valentine’s Day pretty simple in the Like a Saturday household. We get takeout and make it a night in {no crowds and no cooking — a win win situation!} and I make chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

The easiest {least messy} way to make chocolate covered pretzels is to use the pretzel rods, instead of the usual twisty pretzels. I purchased a bag of Snyder’s pretzel rods, almond bark, and some Valentine themed sprinkles. You could also use crushed candies.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

I jerry rigged my own double boiler again; but this time, I melted the chocolate in a mason jar. Since the pretzels are so long, this was really helpful to be able to just dip the pretzel instead of trying to roll it in a shallow bowl or having to spoon the chocolate. Just tap the pretzel on the side to shake off any excess chocolate {excess chocolate? is that a thing?}.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

I had wax paper laying out and ready to go to set the pretzels. While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the candies or sprinkles. I also drizzled contasting chocolates on the pretzels using my plastic bag method I talked about in my Oreo Truffles post.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

This is a really easy, tasty gourmet treat! How do you plan to commemorate the day of love?

Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods : Like a Saturday

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