A couple weeks ago #1 came to me with a flyer from the PX and told me he circled all the things he wanted for Valentine’s Day.
Is this kid for realz?
I’m pretty sure I’ve never given the crazies actual presents for V-day. But I do get them cards and we have a special breakfast every year. And this year #1′s school finally lifted their ban on sending in homemade goodies to school, so I’m going to package up a bunch of these treats for his “Friendship Celebration” aka his Valentine’s Day class party.
I have no idea where the idea for these originated but I first came across them on Pinterest last Christmas. It seems like there are approximately 117 versions, mostly with peanut butter and dark chocolate. I think white chocolate works better for Valentine’s Day. And the Nutella? Well that’s my friend Amber’s fault. She’s living in Germany right now and she recently told me they have jars of Nutella mixed with white chocolate over there. Jealous! Also, I originally was going to make these with pretzel crisps but ummm…I ate all the pretzels crisps. I know, I know! But those things are addicting man! So instead I went with these mini square snaps I had instead.
To make these you need some white chocolate chips, softened butter, brown sugar, Nutella, powdered sugar, and pretzels. Any kind of pretzels will do. Round, regular, pretzel crisps (if you have more self control then I apparently do)…whatever you have just use them!
Throw the powdered sugar, butter, brown sugar, and Nutella into the bowl of your stand mixer. Only don’t really throw the ingredients in there…the powdered sugar would make a mess. But you know what I mean.
If you don’t have a stand mixer a regular hand mixer would work too. I guess you could also do it by hand if that’s not an option, but it would probably take a fair amount of elbow grease.
I’m not gonna lie…this part is kinda boring. And tedious. And after you do about ten you start to wonder if this was a good idea in the first place. Just turn on your favorite music, find a groove, and it’ll be over before you know it. And they’re worth it in the end…I promise!
Then melt your white chocolate. White chocolate is notorious for burning so make sure you read the directions on the package and follow them, since some brands may be different. Mine said to heat on 50% power for one minute, stir, and then heat in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring well in between. That’s exactly what I did and about three minutes later I had melted white chocolate.
P.S. Her lips are red from eating the sprinkles.
- 1 cup Nutella
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 80 pretzels (any small flat kind, such as mini twists, snaps, or pretzel crisps will do)
- 1 bag of white chocolate chips
- Line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
- Place Nutella, powdered sugar, butter, and brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on low speed until the mixture resembles coarse wet sand.
- Shape a heaping teaspoon of the mixture into the shape of your pretzel. For example, if you are using square pretzels, make a square shape.
- Place the mixture on top of a pretzel and gently press another pretzel on top, as if making a sandwich. Repeat with remaining mixture and pretzels.
- Melt the white chocolate chips according to package instructions. Carefully dunk half of each pretzel bite into the melted chocolate and then dip into or shake on sprinkles. Place each pretzel bite onto the lined cookie sheet and let the chocolate set.
- Makes approximately 35-40 pretzel bites.