valentine recipe

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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Valentine Oreo Truffles

Do I have a tasty treat for you today! These Oreo truffles are so easy to make for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day {or for yourself! I know I could probably down a whole batch in one sitting!}.

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

The only items you need to concoct this deliciousness are : 1) a package of Oreos 2) a package of cream cheese 3) baking chocolate and 4) and food coloring or sprinkles of your choice to decorate with.

Twist your Oreos apart and stick them into a food processor {cream and all}.

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

Once you’re left with Oreo powder, mix in the softened cream cheese. I bought store brand Oreos, and the package was double the size of a normal Oreo pack, so I double the cream cheese.

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

Combine the mixture very well until it is the consistency of play dough. Start rolling to mixture into balls, or whatever shape you like. You could even use small cookie cutters to create hearts or other shapes. Place each truffle on wax paper or a silicone baking mat on top of a cookie sheet. Pop those puppies into the fridge for a couple of hours.

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

Here comes the fun/messy part. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler, or a makeshift double boiler like I did here. I put a little bit of water into a sauce pan, and balanced a glass bowl on top. Voila! InstaBoiler!

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

Dip each truffle into the melted chocolate and tap off the excess. Be careful not to burn yourself! Set the newly chocolated {it’s a word – promise} back onto the cookie sheet to dry. Once the initial chocolate shell has set, you can start decorating. I used white chocolate tinted with food coloring to add a little extra oomph. Put a little scotch tape on the bottom corner of a zip lock baggie, fill with melted chocolate, and snip a tiny piece off of the corner. You can use the back to pipe on your decorations.

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

While some of the decorative chocolate was still wet, I sprinkled on red sugar sprinkles for extra Valentiney love.

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

These are great to bring to parties! You can color the chocolate to coordinate with the theme, or do red and green for Christmas. The possibilities are endless for these little guys. Good look not eating the whole batch before party time, though! These are seriously delicious.

valentine oreo truffles : like a saturday

Have a great day everyone! It’s almost Friday and the weather here is gorgeous! It should be a happy day. :)

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