Salted Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
I had this picture in my head of making homemade, soft pretzels to dip in chocolate for this Valentine’s Day post but then I realized there is no way I will realistically have time to make all that with my schedule the next two weeks unless I want to do it at 10:00pm, which I don’t. If i’m going to make soft pretzels I want to enjoy the process, not stress out about the degree of brown they should be in a flour-covered kitchen while i’d really rather be curled up watching Netflix with Tony.
So I created this recipe instead. I think Valentine’s Day should be simple and enjoyable and trying to tackle a huge complicated project almost always results in frustration instead of romanticism. I went ahead with this idea partly because I had a craving for chocolate covered pretzels and partly because it’s something I could see my little siblings doing back home in Kansas City. When I was little I always loved making a craft or a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day.
I can see it now – I envision a lot of chocolate fingerprints on the fridge that’s now yellowing with age, salt crystals flying, one of the type A’s trying to control the chaos and create a perfect product while Jason Mraz plays on the worn out computer speakers.
This was a recipe I thoroughly enjoyed making, it’s fast, looks cute and is delicious! You just buy a bag of bland pretzels to stand up to the extra salt, melt some chocolate, dip the pretzels, sprinkle on the sea salt (heck break out the sprinkles and glitter if you want) and you have a heart-shaped, chocolate-covered treat. Perfect for kiddo’s, teachers, your significant other and most importantly, yourself. Enjoy!