Surprise Valentine’s Day Treat

We’ve been cooking up this idea for awhile, but we obviously couldn’t work on it until today…and we had to wait until after ‘daddy’ had left for work.

Today, Z and I made chocolate dipped pretzels covered in…you guessed it…sprinkles!

This is such an easy thing to do with your kids, and not just for valentine’s day either. It’s a little bit of sweet, a little bit of savory (if you don’t cover the whole pretzel), and I haven’t met that many people who don’t like chocolate covered pretzels!

This is a primarily kid-only activity, which is great because you can step away and watch the mess unfold! Z had a ton of fun doing this, mess and all!


First we took a small container of non-parils that we had in our cupboard. You can use chocolate chips, melting chocolate, a bar of chocolate, whatever you have on hand. This is a ‘easy for you’ project! Melt the chocolate in your microwave. Obviously use a bowl that is microwave-safe. For our amount of chocolate, it took about 1 minute. I did it in 30 second batches so I could stir in between to help the chocolate from burning.

Before I melted my chocolate, I laid out parchment paper, two bowls of different types of sprinkles and some pretzels. This was Zara’s work table. When the chocolate was done, I set the bowl next to her and let her dip, set on the parchment paper, and then sprinkle away. I think they turned out beautiful, I have a feeling her daddy will think so too!


Give it a try!

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About emellt

I love all things food and my plan is to my children feel the same way, one meal at a time. By sharing my recipes, activities and adaptations of others, I hope to get my, and your kids in the kitchen!
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