Sunday, January 20, 2013

Valentine Love Knots

Cupid send your arrow this way because these Love Knot Pretzels are ready for Valentine's Day!
I am stepping outside of the cake pop box for a moment to enjoy the fun of making something sweet and easy.  Bag these Love Knots with a bow or put them into a small treat box. They only take minutes to assemble and make a great Valentine's Day treat. 
There are a lot of awesome printables out there that you can frame or use as favor tags.  The printables I used came from these talented bloggers who kindly made them available for our personal enjoyment (be sure to check them out!)  Click on the links for: the framed subway Valentine printable , "love" doily large tag, the flag bunting , and the pink and grey cupcake topper/tags.
Now on to the Love Knots!
I used Utz Old Fashioned Sourdough Hard Pretzels.  They are nice and big (about 3 in. x 3 in.) which gives you a good area to work on but not so large that you couldn't fit them in a treat bag.
Melt some white candy melts in a bowl and dip the pretzels in face first.  Generously sprinkle on pink or white sparkling sugar.  Let it set up on a wire cookie rack.  Once dry package them up or display them in a bowl for family to nibble on. 
The sweetness of the candy coating together with the salty crunch of the pretzel is delicious!  I hope you keep a few for yourself before you hand them out to all those special people on your Valentine's list.  Enjoy!