I am the anti-Valentine. I’ve written about this before. I question the need for lavish gifts, I’m awkward and clumsy when dining at nice restaurants, I don’t really like champagne (unless it’s champagne icing!) and, given the choice, red roses are the last flowers I would choose for myself.
I’d also choose kitchen/dachshund or tea-related items over a stuffed teddy.
And I will ALWAYS choose something home-made over store-bought. If you are celebrating Valentine’s Day, but don’t want to go over the top, try these sweet and salty little love heart pretzels – they’re easy, delicious and adorable. They have 3 ingredients (4 if you use two types of sprinkles like I did), and your significant other will love you eternally for making them.
So what are you waiting for? Get pretzelling!
Love heart pretzels:
- 40g salted pretzels (I used Parker’s)
- 50g white chocolate
- 4 tbsp sprinkles, to decorate
Select your pretzels carefully, selecting the most love heart-shaped ones possible.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Melt your chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring constantly. Transfer your chocolate into a small, deep bowl. The smaller the circumference of your bowl, the easier it will be for you to dip your pretzels in deep.
Using your fingers, dip the pretzels in the white chocolate, using a wooden spoon if you need help to help coat the sides. Lift the pretzel out of the chocolate and allow excess chocolate to drain off briefly.Place the pretzel on your baking sheet and cover with sprinkles.
Or you can do this with kids and start up a delicious processing line!
Set in the fridge for at least 20 minutes and serve.
I served mine with my ultimate hot chocolate (recipe here) for a sweet Valentine’s treat.