A sweet and salty combination for your Valentine, made with semi-sweet chocolate, pretzels, M&Ms and sprinkles.
Ever since the days of high school boyfriends, I’ve always been into making something sweet for my Valentine. My first attempt at Valentine’s baking for a boyfriend was heart shaped chocolate chip cookies which turned out looking like weird blobs. Not necessarily appealing, but they tasted good :). Trust me, I’ve gotten a bit better since then.
Both MJD and I are big fans of the sweet and salty combination, so I like think of different ways to incorporate that beyond Chocolate Covered Pretzels (which he loves!). I had the idea to make a Valentine’s Day Pretzel Bark and it turned out so yummy and absolutely adorable- I couldn’t wait to share it with each of you. It’s like a chocolate bar, with salty pretzels, even more chocolate from the M&M’s and then topped off with the cutest colored sprinkles you could find. Perfect for any sweet and salty loving Valentine!
In my post earlier this week, I wrote about how I think it’s really fun to celebrate everyone you love on Valentine’s Day, not just your significant other. My Sweet and Salty Valentine’s Day Pretzel Bark would make the perfect homemade gift for your galentines too! I mean, what girl doesn’t love chocolate and the color pink? You can package up the bark in some cute treat bags (I fell in love with the ones shown here from Tar-jay), seal it with some pink washii tape- and just like that you are the best galantine around! I also think this bark would be super cute as part of a candy bar at a Valentine’s Day brunch. Inspiration for next year, I guess 🙂
Try the recipe below for your Valentine and let me know what they think. Sending you all virtual (early) Valentine’s Day wishes and some sweet and salty pretzel bark to celebrate too!
Do you like to cook or bake for your Valentine?
Makes one baking sheet of bark
- 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (I use Ghiradelli bars)
- 2 cups tiny pretzel twists
- 1/2 of a cup Valentine’s Day colored M&Ms (you can add more if you want!)
- Valentine’s Day colored sprinkles to top
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a double boiler or microwaving in 20 second increments, melt the semi-sweet chocolate until completely melted.
Slowly pour melted chocolate onto prepared baking sheet, spreading it evenly.
Top the chocolate with pretzel twists. Feel free to use broken pieces, as well as whole pretzels- I think this keeps it interesting 😉
After adding pretzels, top chocolate in between pretzels with M&Ms.
Add sprinkles on top to cover up any remaining blank patches of chocolate.
Place baking sheet in refrigerator and allow bark to set for at least 3 hours before removing.
Once set, remove bark from refrigerator and break into pieces. (I think the more uneven the better!)
Share the sweet and salty treat with your Valentine!
So do you have a delivery for me with this deliciousness?! They look so tasty and festive! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
hahahah that’s what i’m saying
You ladies are the best! I’ll have to bring some of my latest creations to the next Boston Blogger event 🙂 xoxo!
Thanks Biana! I need to start a delivery service so I can get some of the treats I make out of my house 😉 Hope you have a great weekend, girl!
That looks so good! I’m always looking for new, sweet treats to make. Thanks for sharing!
Christina :: Simple and Delish
Thanks Christina, hope you like these and thanks for checking out my blog 🙂
I love sweet and salty together!! And great idea to give it to your friends as galentines!
Thanks Evelina 🙂 Sweet and salty is the best!
Thanks for the recipe! I am going to make for my Galentines Day party!!
Yay! I am so happy to hear that! I hope you have an awesome party- let me know how it turns out 🙂 xoxo!
too pretty to eat!!
Yep, pretty darn cute… but that didn’t stop me! 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day, Christina!
This is amazing! I would love to make something like this! i think we’re going to make home made chocolate covered strawberries
Yum! I love chocolate covered strawberries! Hope you have a great Valentine’s Day, Alexa!
Thank you, you too!!
Oh my gosh, these look incredible. I’m Definitely going to make these! 🙂
Thanks Meredith! You have to let me know how you like them once you do 🙂
I definitely will! : )
It’s a sweet idea for Valentine’s day. Thank for this colorful recipe
Thank you- glad you liked it 🙂
These look delicious and are so adorable!
Thanks Taylor! Happy Valentine’s Day, babe!
big fan of sweet and salty combos. your bark is so photogenic. I just might make this…
Thanks Kristen! As you know, sometimes that blog thing is hard when something tastes good, but doesn’t look good haha! Let me know how you like the bark if you try it 🙂
I mean, who doesn’t love the sweet & salty combo ?! So yummy!!
My fave combo! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your fiancée! 🙂
Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe. I’m a huge bark fan and I’ve been looking for a sweet treat to make over the weekend! Getting all these ingredients tomorrow. Fabulous post!
Yay! So excited to hear that! Let me know how you like the bark 🙂 xoxo!
this looks amazing, thanks for sharing!
This looks so yummyyyyy! Hugs, Kait
Thanks Kait! Hope your weekend has been great!
I bought some Valentine’e treat bags already! This bark would be the perfect thing to put in them! xoxo, Jessie
Yay, sounds perfect! Let me know if you make it and how you like the bark 😃
You always have the the best food/snack ideas!!! I need these in my life!! xo
Thanks Ruthie- I love me some snacks! Happy Valentine’s Day!