Easy Treats to Make for Valentines Day

Valentines Day 2021 is going to be the ultimate date night in for my family so I thought it would be fun to try a few home made goodies this year. Here are my favorite fast and easy treats to make for Valentine’s day.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag pretzel rods
  • 1 bag of white chocolate melts
  • 1 bag of pink chocolate melts
  • 1 container of valentine’s day themed sprinkles
  • 3 sheets of wax paper

Directions:

  1. Set up counter space for 3 sheets (about 1ft each) of parchment paper. You will use more or less depending on how far apart you set the pretzels down
  2. Lay out the pretzels. I find it easiest if you lay them out ahead of time and then grab them one at a time from the sheet to dip.
  3. Set out in a bowl the sprinkles. It’s best if you have quick and easy access to them.
  4. Follow the ingredients for the candy melt. Most can be done using the stove top or the microwave.
  5. Dip your pretzel in the chocolate, lay on the parchment paper, and then throw some sprinkles on it.
  6. Wait for them to cool
  7. Enjoy!

Tips:

  • I like to save some of the chocolate of alternating colors to melt and drizzle on top of the pretzels after the sprinkles have been stuck to the stick.
  • Default to the instructions on the candy/chocolate packaging

Valentines Muddy Buddies / Chex Mix

**This recipe is not my own, I pulled it from Chex website (found here), and then added Valentines chocolates and sprinkles**

  • 9 cups Rice Chex™, Corn Chex™ or Chocolate Chex™ cereal (or combination)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup pink and red MnMs
  • 1 container of Valentine’s Sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

These Valentine’s Day snacks are a hit with kids and adults…everyone will love them. Plus, they are easy to make, and yummy. I will eat the entire bowl, so I like to give them away as gifts.

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