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Chocolate Pretzel Hearts #FoodBloggerLove

Salty, sweetness- oh my word these are delicious! Sosososososo good! When you give these easy to make, Chocolate Pretzel Hearts, you are giving some love, my friends.

Easiest Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

These little Pretzel Hearts are too cute and delicious NOT to make. I am not a candy maker. I will not fuss with with a thermometer or tempering..but these are easy and my kids like them, so I am super happy that they are delicious to boot!

Here’s what you do to make this super easy:

Prep the  area: Lay out the pretzels, sprinkles, and get your baggie handy for the chocolate:

  1. Melt the chocolate.
  2. Squeeze it into the little holes to make a heart.
  3. Sprinkle to your hearts content.
  4. Add a little heart.

Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

Set these up in the refrigerator and you are good to go! These are so stinkin’ cute and addictive, so beware! I made both white and milk chocolate, since we like both in this house, but if you like colored chocolate melts, or dark chocolate go for it- it is just fine. And you can share them if you are a good wrapper of adorable packages- which I am not…this may not even make it onto a plate, as I keep sneaking them off the sheet!

Easiest Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

You will want to print this up and make these of course, but Yummy was acting cray/cray today, so I am spelling it out for you here:

Ingredients:

2, 2-ounce cubes of white melting chocolate
2, full-sized milk chocolate bars
About 50 pretzel twists (these are the hearts)
Sprinkles in Valentine-colors
conversation hearts

Here’s what you do:

On a sheet pan, lined with parchment or waxed paper, lay your pretzels out flat.

Melt each of the chocolates separately in small bowls. To do this, microwave in 30-second intervals, at full power, stirring in between times. Keep doing this until the chocolate is smooth and melted.

Pour the chocolate into a small baggie (I do this by placing a baggie, one corner side-down, into a short glass, turning over the sides of the bag).Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

Snip the end and pipe the chocolate into the holes of the pretzel until it’s a heart shape.

Sprinkle the candy-sprinkles all over. Add the conversation heart. Chill until set.

*Makes 50 candies.
**Add the sprinkles before the conversation hearts, or they won’t stick properly.

Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

Chocolate Pretzel Hearts


And guess what?! There’s even more love to share today! Today is #FoodBloggerLove where we are sharing our bestest (seriously, the tastiest!) recipes for V-Day ever. It’s like Galentine’s Day for sure around here, and here are the recipes for you to choose from:


Easiest Chocolate Pretzel Hearts

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread #FoodieExtravaganza

Today, my anniversary (how fitting), I am sharing with you the sweetness of chocolate love, with all my friends at Foodie Extravaganza.Foodie Extravaganza badge

This loaf is like a triple chocolate loaf of bread, but it has double the chips- I honestly had no idea what to call this- it’s like a chocolate madness with bananas so you can pretend it’s good for you! Actually it isn’t too bad. This recipe has NO added fat. Like zero. None. What?! I know! Tasting is believing my friends.

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (3)

The pictures taken (at night- ugh!) do not do this bread justice at all!  This is a highly requested bake in my house. Did you catch that? I said it was a “bake”- like I am British and in the Great British Baking Show– I adore that show, are you obsessed a bit too?!  Anywhoo- lately (since my obsession) everything I bake is “a bake” and this had a “good bake.” The fun never ends…{wink}

Here’s your new favorite recipe for Banana Bread in printable form:

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

This is the easiest, most chocolately, low-guilt dessert or even snack bread that I make. Dense, full of banana and chocolate...you'll only be sorry you didn't make 2 loaves!

Ingredients

  • 4 Ripe bananas, smashed
  • 2 Eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup dark (or milk) chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350*.
  2. In a large bowl, add the bananas, making sure they are smashed thoroughly (I use a potato masher).
  3. Mix in the eggs and sugar. Add the flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, and baking powder, and mix until just combined. Add the chips and stir until mixed.
  4. Spread evenly a prepared loaf-pan, and bake for 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the center, comes out clean.
  5. Let cool on a rack. Remove from the pan, and slice to serve.
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If that wasn’t chocolatey enough for you, check out the rest of these Chocolate Lover’s recipes from the Foodie Extravaganza crew!

Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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Copycat Kettle Corn

Copycat Kettle Corn #FantasticalFoodFight

Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger’s own creation! For more details, check out this page.

This week’s theme is Copycat recipes! My kids eat popcorn on the daily almost, so I decided that since our local farmer’s market is closed for the season, I should try to make the delicious and addictive Kettle Corn that they sell- I got this recipe from AllRecipes, and this did not disappoint.

Here’s the simple recipe:

Copycat Fairground Kettle Corn

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil

What you do:

And of course you need one medium sized pot with a cover, a lined sheet pan for cooling, and a stove.

Pour the oil into the pot and heat over medium-high heat (5 out of 10). Place 2 kernels in there, and when they pop, you can add the rest of the popcorn and the sugar. Cover tightly and shake. Shake constantly until the popping noises slow considerably. Turn off the heat and remove the popcorn to a lined sheet pan. Season with salt to your liking. Let cool a bit, and then serve!

Copycat Kettle Corn

My kids went sort of crazy for this. It IS highly addictive, but if you are like me, and you think it is like popping corn the regular way, it isn’t- you DO have to shake constantly to keep the sugar from burning. And the clean up is a bit sticky, so start early so you are ready to make a second batch…because there will be a second batch- so good!

Here’s the printable recipe:

Copycat Fairground Kettle Corn #FantasticalFoodFight

Copycat Fairground Kettle Corn #FantasticalFoodFight

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • One medium sized pot with a cover, a lined sheet pan for cooling, and a stove.

Instructions

  1. Pour the oil into the pot and heat over medium-high heat (5 out of 10). Place 2 kernels in there, and when they pop, you can add the rest of the popcorn and the sugar. Cover tightly and shake. Shake constantly until the popping noises slow considerably. Turn off the heat and remove the popcorn to a lined sheet pan. Season with salt to your liking. Let cool a bit, and then serve!
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Copycat Kettle Corn