Chocolate Dipped Pretzels are my favorite last-minute treat. For Valentine’s day, I added a little twist, using Ruby chocolate. However, you don’t have to use Ruby chocolate for this recipe, because there are other ways to achieve pink chocolate, and I’ve mentioned them for you below.
What is Ruby Chocolate Made of?
Ruby chocolate is made from “ruby cocoa beans” – botanical cocoa bean varieties that have been identified as having the right attributes to be processed into Ruby chocolate. Ruby Chocolate has a “fruity” flavor and an amazing pink-is color.
Other Alternative for Creating Pink Chocolate
If you don’t have access to Ruby Chocolate, don’t worry – you can make your pink chocolate, or purchase pink chocolate that is not Ruby chocolate:
- Melt White Chocolate in a microwave or “bain-marie” method
- Add a small amount of pink food color
- Mix Until You Get a Nice Pink Chocolate
You can also buy pink chocolate on Amazon>
How to Make Pink Chocolate Covered Pretzels for Valentine’s Day?
Let’s begin with the ingredients!
30 mini pretzel twists (I like them salty)
3/4 C. or one unit of Ruby chocolate
Nonpareil sprinkles / other sprinkles
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
2. Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, 1 minute and 30 seconds at 50% power and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. If the chocolate has lumps, return it to the microwave in 10-second intervals at 100% power, stir between each interval until smooth.
3. Dip the pretzels in pink/ruby chocolate: one by one, dip the pretzels – you can use your hand and dip only half, or use a fork and the entire pretzel in the chocolate.
4. Tap the pretzel against the sides of the bowl until excess chocolate has dripped off.
5. Refrigerate all the pretzels until the chocolate is dry (usually takes about 10 minutes). Then, remove from pan and store in a box, in the fridge. The pretzels will keep for 7 to 10 days.
I love pink, and I love those lovely pretzels! my kids like to join me and participate in the process and they don’t have to wait too long until they can eat it. I say it’s a win-win dessert for Valentine’s Day.