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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

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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Check out all these other CopyCatters- is that a thing?:


Copycat Kettle Corn

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

My kids are gonna flip when they see what I made for them today! They freak out over this yummy snack mix- it is so easy and I change it up with the add-ins, like today for the Chocolate Lover’s version of this classic Puppy Chow Snack Mix- also known as Muddy Buddy Mix- though I call an ice cream thingy a muddy-buddy, so to me this is always Puppy Chow Mix!

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Either way, I know you’ve had it, but maybe never made it. Let today be the day you decide to try this- it is so easy! Did I say that already? It is! Now…I have friends with kids that need gluten-fee or peanut-free- this is so adaptable to that!

For allergy substitutions, you can:

  • Substitute soy-nut, sunflower, or cookie butter for the peanut butter
  • Use peanut or dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Use the gluten-free cereal (most rice & corn are already, but certified gluten-free is available!)

See? You can have your Puppy Chow and eat it too! Joy!

Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix

Adapted from the Chex website recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (I use Imperial Powdered Sugar)
1/2 cup of baking cocoa
9 cups of any combination of rice, corn or wheat squares cereals (like Chex)
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup (4 TBSP.) of butter
1/2 cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 TBSP. pure vanilla extract
Optional toppers: candy coated chocolate candy (like M&M’s), chocolate sprinkles

One 2 gallon zip-top storage bag
parchment or wax paper

What you do:

  • Prepare a rimmed sheet pan, by lining with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.
    Prepare a zip-top storage bag. Unzip and add in the 1 1/2 cups of Imperial Powdered Sugar and your 1/2 cup of cocoa. Mix together and set aside.
  • In a small pan, on low heat, slowly melt the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter until smooth when stirred. Turn off the heat. Add the vanilla. Stir.
  • Using a rubber spatula, spoon the chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir until coated.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared storage bag and close.
  • Shake until totally coated.
  • Spread out on the prepared pan. Shake on the optional items: sprinkles and candy.
  • Let cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

It’s kind of messy, but it comes together super easily!

Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

You won’t believe how easy this is. I know- it’s just cereal and peanut butter and sugar…but chocolate. Yes. It works-

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

Chocolate Lover’s Puppy Chow Snack Mix #Choctoberfest

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar (I use Imperial Powdered Sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of baking cocoa
  • 9 cups of any combination of rice, corn or wheat squares cereals (like Chex)
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup (4 TBSP.) of butter
  • 1/2 cup of peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 1 TBSP. pure vanilla extract
  • Optional toppers: candy coated chocolate candy (like M&M's), chocolate sprinkles
  • One 2 gallon zip-top storage bag
  • parchment or wax paper

Instructions

  1. Prepare a rimmed sheet pan, by lining with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a zip-top storage bag. Unzip and add in the 1 1/2 cups of Imperial Powdered Sugar and your 1/2 cup of cocoa. Mix together and set aside.
  3. In a small pan, on low heat, slowly melt the chocolate chips, butter, and peanut butter until smooth when stirred. Turn off the heat. Add the vanilla. Stir.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, spoon the chocolate mixture over the cereal and stir until coated.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared storage bag and close.
  6. Shake until totally coated.
  7. Spread out on the prepared pan. Shake on the optional items: sprinkles and candy.
  8. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

I hope you enjoy!
If you are looking for some more awesome chocolate recipes read on!


Chocolate Lover's Puppy Chow Snack Mix

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