Valentine’s Candy-Dipped Pretzels

February 10, 2014

For Valentine’s Day – I love making little treats that remind us of love! The kids also love to participate, so I wanted to pick treats that were easy enough for my 3 and 5 year-olds and pretty enough for me to bring to work to share! Dipped pretzels are perfect, because they’re simple – and you can get pretty creative with them, or stay really basic.Pretzel Sticks Dipped


I started with Wilton Candy Melts in Red and Bright White. I also had several colors of sprinkles, and chocolates – but later found that I wanted to stick with a theme. The kids liked the sprinkles – so they played more with them.

Valentines Dipping Pretzles

Laying out parchment paper over the table was smart so to avoid a big mess clean-up later. I had them dip their pretzel in the candy, and then using their fingers, sprinkle the colored sugars over the top.  Andrew tried tipping the sticks straight into the sugars first – which left a little more chunky sprinkles and a little mess in the bowl. Sprinkling the sugars were better.

We also used a cookie sheet with parchment paper so we could put these straight into the fridge to cool later.

Dipped Pretzles Sugars

After the kids were done playing (and making a giant mess). I took over.  I dipped all the remaining pretzels evenly in the red and white candies.  Then I put some melted candy into a ziploc bag, cutting a tiny corner on the end so I could squirt the opposite color over the top.  I made several types – some swiggle lines, and then started getting creative with writing.

The pictures of this are terrible because it was after the kids went to bed (so I could play peacefully!).Dipping Pretzles

Overall – I love the end result! They kids enjoyed eating their creations the next day, and I loved displaying mine and sharing with friends!

Pretzel Sticks


  1. shelly peterson says:

    this looks like a lot of fun and easy for the kids. I love pretzels, will have to try making these.

  2. Cheryl W. says:

    Aww, these are cute! I think they would adapt well in any special occasion or holiday.

  3. These are really cute and a “sweet” treat. I’m impressed you wrote LOVE that many times!

  4. Robin Wilson says:

    I think these are super cute and nice that the kids can help of course. The colors could be changed and used for events from birthdays to other holidays! Love it!

  5. Nicole Dz says:

    I love making these with the kids, and I love them so much can you can put anything on them really. I love mine with peanuts, or crushed butterfingers. A yummy treat to make.

  6. Those are adorable. I think we might have to make some up tomorrow. So cute

  7. Brenda Haines says:

    Cute idea! I bet we could do something similar for halloween! 🙂

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