YUM! We made princess pretzel wands and pretzel hearts covered with candy melts. They were so good! Last summer, Little Sister picked out a cookbook for kids and has been wanting to make the pretzel wands she saw in the book. Since we happened to already have pretzel twists on hand, we decided to make candy coated hearts as well. With our candy melts being pink and Valentine’s Day less than 2 weeks away, it was the perfect addition!
Valentine’s Day Books for Kids
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For added fun, read the adorable Valentine’s Day book titled The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart. It ties in both the wands and the hearts for a sweet Fairy Princess Valentine’s Baking Day! AND, the pretzel twists could also represent fairy wings. In the book, the little girl accidentally forgets her homemade Valentine cards at home. This inspires her to creatively act out what her cards said to her classmates. Cute story with a message, perfect for my preschool-aged daughter and would be great for kindergartners too.
Pretzel Wands & Candy Coated Pretzel Hearts
We used different ingredients than the ones they listed. Here’s how Little Sister made ours:
- pretzel sticks (thick)
- pretzel twists
- Wilton Candy Melts – pink
- sprinkles – variety of Valentine colors
1. Melt the candy melts according to the package instructions. Little Sister was excited to mix it – especially since it was pink.
2. Set out wax paper to place the candy coated pretzels on.
3. Dip a pretzel wand into it. Little Sister also used a spoon to drizzle over the stick. She also experimented with rolling it in a glob of the melted candy on a sheet of wax paper. Either way worker great.
4. Since the melted candy hardens quickly, be sure to shake sprinkles over them as soon as placed on the wax paper. We used purple and red sugar sprinkles as well as edible gold glitter.
5. She placed a few of the pretzel twists inside the bowl, then swirled them around until completely covered. Set the done ones on the wax paper. Shake sprinkles over them.
6. Let the pieces harden and then they are ready to eat – yum!
Love how simple this is? Little Sister is 5 years old, but even toddlers can help mix and shake sprinkles.
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For more simple snack ideas for Valentine’s Day that is even easier than these candy coated pretzel wands and hearts, check out these clothespin butterflies with candy wings and super quick heart pops.