Valentine Pretzel Crunch

January 17, 2014

This quick and easy Valentine Pretzel Crunch treat is the perfect salty/sweet combination and makes a delicious little treat.  I’ve been making simple holiday treats for my kids using ingredients that I have around the house, ever since I started my Pantry Challenge, I’ve been searching my cabinets before running to the grocery store.

I had half a bag of pretzels and a few other yummy ingredients on hand (I did buy Valentine M&M’s a couple weeks ago already, just after Christmas).  This made a great treat that would be a fun Valentine party favor or snack idea.

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How to Make Valentine Pretzel Crunch

Ingredients

  • 1 Bag of Pretzels
  • 1 Package of Vanilla CandiQuik
  • Valentine M&M’s
  • Valentine Sprinkles

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Instructions

Step 1 – Place your pretzels in a large bowl

Step 2 – Melt your CandiQuik according to package instructions

Step 3 – Pour the melted CandiQuik over the pretzels and toss lightly

Step 4 – Spread the pretzels out on wax paper

Step 5 – Add the M&M’s and sprinkles to the pretzels before the CandiQuik hardens

Step 6 – After everything is dried, bread into pieces and enjoy!

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If you want to make these into Valentine favors, simply add a little into a treat bag and add a cute little cut out heart with a note.  This would be a great classroom treat or neighborhood goodie to hand out.

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You could also add Valentine Conversation hearts to the mix and make it even more festive.  This is such a great treat, I love the salty and sweet combination.  Plus, it’s so easy to make!

Even though my boys aren’t big into Valentine’s Day, if you put a treat like this in front of them they love it and it’s gone pretty fast.

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What type of Valentine treats have you made?  You can find more ideas on our Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board.  I have an awesome post coming up with a cool new product that I’m trying from Cakes Under The Influence!  You’re not going to want to miss it!

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    Comments

  • Sandra Ruper


    Thanks for the inspiration! I added chex cereal with the pretzels, tinted 1/2 of the chocolate pink, divided mixture in 1/2 then proceeded with your instructions. Also added a handful of peanuts as my little guy loves them.

  • Kathy


    Where would I find candiquik?

    • Chrissy


      You should be able to find it at your local walmart and grocery stores.
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  • Susan


    Any tips for melting the candiquik without it burning or exploding?

    • Chrissy


      I put mine in the microwave for 30 seconds then pull it out and stir if I can, then put it in another 30 seconds and repeat this process until there are still some chunks but not much. They will melt when you mix it up. The longest I ever microwave it for is 1 1/2 minutes with my microwave. Hope that helps!
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  • Sarah
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    definitely sharing! Such a quick and delicious idea for Valentine treats!
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