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Valentine Heart Pretzels – Easy No-Bake Gift

Simplify your Valentine’s gifting with these easy heart pretzels. This quick, no-bake recipe features mini pretzel twists filled with melted chocolate and a festive heart sprinkle, creating a sweet and charming homemade gift.

Chocolate Valentine heart pretzels in a heart shaped bowl on the counter.

I enjoy these pretzels not just for their simplicity but also for their perfect combination of sweet and salty. They are easily customizable to meet your Valentine’s preferred chocolate flavors. I opted for a mix of white, dark, and milk chocolate to ensure everyone’s taste buds are satisfied. If you don’t have large heart sprinkles like the ones I used, a sprinkle of smaller hearts or pink and red nonpareils works just as well. The natural heart shape of pretzel twists makes them the perfect fit for Valentine’s Day transformations. These homemade treats make great gifts; add them to cute cellophane bags and tie them with a ribbon.

Valentine's day chocolate heart pretzels displayed on the counter.

Ingredients for the Valentine’s Day Pretzels

  • Mini pretzel twists – The crunchy base with a natural heart shape for Valentine’s charm.
  • Chocolate chips – Provides a smooth, luscious filling for the pretzels. Use your favorite or a mix of chocolate to tailor the pretzels to your liking.
  • Large heart pretzels – Add a charming touch and festive Valentine’s theme. Heart sprinkles can be found in the baking or seasonal aisle at the grocery store in January and February.
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Making the Valentine Heart Pretzels

  1. Prepare the workspace – Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper to create a non-stick surface for your pretzels.
  2. Arrange the pretzels – Arrange the pretzel twists in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Melt the chocolate – In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 20-second intervals, stirring between each increment until the chocolate achieves a smooth and velvety consistency.
  4. Chocolate piping – Transfer the melted chocolate into a piping bag with the tip cut off. Pipe the chocolate into the center of each pretzel twist, creating a heart shape.
  5. Heart sprinkle addition – Immediately place a heart sprinkle in the middle of each chocolate-filled pretzel, allowing it to adhere while the chocolate is still soft.
  6. Setting the chocolate – Allow the chocolate to set either at room temperature for a more gradual process or expedite the setting by placing the baking sheet in the refrigerator. Once set, your heart-shaped pretzels are ready to be enjoyed!
Collage showing four steps to make the chocolate filled pretzels.

Variations and substitutions

Chocolate variety – Experiment with different flavors such as white chocolate, dark chocolate, ruby chocolate, or even flavored chocolate chips like peanut butter or butterscotch to customize the pretzels to your taste.

Pretzel shapes – While I like the natural heart shape of twists fitting the Valentine theme, feel free to experiment! Dip pretzel rods in chocolate or pipe chocolate hearts onto square pretzels before adding your sprinkles.

Sprinkle alternatives – Substitute heart sprinkles with colored sugar, edible glitter, or even conversation hearts. These pretzels are very versatile and customizable. Use what you have on hand. 

Gluten-free option – Opt for gluten-free pretzels such as these Snyder’s ones if you or your loved ones have dietary restrictions. Of course, you will want to double-check that your chocolate and sprinkles are also gluten-free.

Vegan-friendly – Choose vegan chocolate chips and sprinkles for a plant-based version of these pretzel treats.

Pile of chocolate filled pretzels with heart sprinkles.

Tips for success

  • Choose high-quality chocolate – For the best taste, opt for high-quality chocolate. My personal favorite is Ghirardelli.
  • Adjusting chocolate consistency – If the melted chocolate is too thick for piping, add a teaspoon of vegetable oil or shortening and mix well until you achieve a smoother and more manageable consistency.
  • Parchment paper for easy removal – Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy removal of the pretzels once the chocolate has set. This ensures a seamless and mess-free process.
  • Improvised piping bag – Cut a small corner to create a makeshift piping tool, providing an easy alternative.
  • Timely addition of sprinkles – Work efficiently by adding the heart-shaped sprinkles immediately after piping the chocolate. This creates a secure bond and ensures they stick well. I like to pipe 3-5 pretzels at a time and then add the sprinkles.
Chocolate Valentine heart pretzels in a bowl.

How to store the heart pretzels

Store your heart-shaped pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

You can freeze these heart-shaped pretzels for up to two months. Ensure they are well-wrapped or stored in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.

Valentine's day chocolate heart pretzels displayed on the counter.

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Pile of chocolate filled pretzels with heart sprinkles.

Valentine Heart Pretzels – Easy No-Bake Gift

Whip up a batch of Heart Pretzels in no time with this easy recipe – mini pretzel twists filled with luscious melted chocolate and adorned with charming heart sprinkles, making them a delightful homemade gift.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 45 mini pretzel twists
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 45 large heart pretzels

Instructions
 

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 20 second increments, stirring between each interval until smooth.
  • Add the chocolate to a piping bag with the tip cut off and pipe the chocolate into the center of the pretzel twists to create a heart shape.
  • Immediately add a heart sprinkle to the middle of each pretzel.
  • Allow the chocolate to set either at room temperature or in the refrigerator before enjoying.

Notes

  • Store your heart-shaped pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.
  • You can freeze these heart-shaped pretzels for up to two months. Ensure they are well-wrapped or stored in an airtight container or freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.
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