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Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pretzels & Lunchbox Ideas


This year I’m making a Lunchbox Resolution.  I’m going to spend more time making fun and creative lunchboxes for my kids.  I use to send the kids with fun lunchboxes all the time, but this year I have slacked.  I feel bad, so I’m stepping things up this year.  To give my Lunchbox Resolution a jumpstart I made my kids Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pretzels and tossed them into their lunchbox with a few other fun lunchbox ideas.

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels for Valentine's Day

My kids are pretty good when it comes to eating. Don’t get me wrong they love the sweet stuff too, but most of the time they would rather have a Del Monte® Fruit Cup, especially if it’s mandarin oranges. They’ll eat their veggies too but prefer fruit. I honestly don’t blame them I prefer fruit too!

Mattie told me that I couldn’t put any veggies in her lunchbox for Valentine’s Day, lol. So I asked her why and I should have known it was because there isn’t green for Valentine’s Day. Moms these days! So I asked her if I could leave out the fruit cups and things like that for St. Patricks Day? She told me, “Mom are you serious? Don’t you know they have grapes and apples that are green?” She also informed me that the Del Monte® Peaches are not really an orange but more of a golden color so they will work too. Smart kid, right.

I’m not sending Mattie to school without her vegetables, but I will make sure it matches by sending slices of bell peppers cut int hearts or something.

I love Valentine’s Day, and I love getting started a little early. I guess it helps me keep my head above water until spring, lol. I know not long after Valentine’s Day, spring will be here, so I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day and tend to get started celebrating early. To start celebrating early, I’m sending my kids to school with a fun lunchbox for Valentine’s Day and make chocolate dipped pretzels!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Pretzels & Lunchbox Ideas
The girls and I are focusing on power words to help each other remember our good qualities – strong, caring, kind, creative, unique, etc.  Each of us tells one another something we admire one another using a power word, and we choose one for ourselves and focus on these qualities during the day.

I started doing this because my girls are getting older and I want them to focus on their good qualities. It’s too easy to get stuck wishing you were skinnier, had different clothes, remembering not to flare your nostrils in public, etc. I just want my kids to remember how amazing they are. Which is how the whole Valentine’s Day lunchbox idea came together. I wanted to incorporate our power words into their lunchbox somehow and the Valentine’s Day theme seemed like a perfect place to start.

Valentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels & Lunchbox Ideas

I decided to use a cookie cutter to make heart shaped sandwiches and write my power word for them that day on the sandwich with an edible pen. I hope it puts a smile on their face. The kids will love opening their lunchbox and finding Del Monte® Mandarin Oranges and Mini Babybel® cheese inside. They are their favorite, and I’m sure they will like the yogurt with heart strawberries too, but I’m 99% sure Mattie will give her strawberries away and dip her Del Monte® Mandarin Oranges in her yogurt, lol.

Valentine's Day Pretzels Kids Luncbox IdeasI also included the Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Pretzels in the kid’s lunchbox.

vday-lunch-box-ideasValentine's Day Chocolate Pretzels & Lunchbox Ideas 1Valentine’s Day Chocolate Dipped Pretzels The Valentine’s Day Chocolate Pretzels are quick and easy to make.  So if you would like to enjoy this sweet and salty treat or use it in your kid’s lunchbox, you can find the directions below.

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Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Who doesn't love sweet and salty? It's perfect anytime of year and a nice treat for Valentine's Day and you can make chocolate covered pretzels any time of year with or without sprinkles.

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  • Pretzels (any kind will work)
  • Chocolate
  • Valentine's Day Sprinkles


  1. Melt the chocolate
  2. Dip the pretzels into the chocolate
  3. Lay pretzels on wax paper
  4. Sprinkle with your Valentine's Day Sprinkles
  5. Allow chocolate to harden before removing them from the wax paper.



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  1. Tammie Justice February 10, 2017
    Can't wait to try the Pretzels with no pink sprinkles for my son. Never thought of Baybel to put in his lunch. Thanks.
  2. Tammie Justice February 10, 2017
    I can't wait to try the chocolate covered pretzels but my son would insist no pink sprinkles. I never thought about putting a mini Baybel in his lunch. Thank you .
  3. roselle-mendoza February 1, 2017
    Chocolate pretzels looks so delicious... thanks for sharing...
  4. Allyson Becker January 26, 2017
    Love the Valentines pretzel rods! Great way to celebrate!
  5. The Mindful MOmmy January 25, 2017
    I love all these cute ideas. I am not filling my kid's lunches just yet but I do for my husband. He appreciates little thoughtful things like this and I love spoiling him. We have a 3 month old son and another on it's way. I just started a blog - themindfulmommysite.wordpress.com I would love for you to share this with your bloggers! Feel free to ask me any questions!Thank you and have a blissfully mindful day!
  6. Lee Orlian January 20, 2017
    Love it! Your Valentine Chocolate Pretzels are awesome! I will definitely make these for my daughter's lunchbox. Love is in the little things!
  7. Sheila Russell January 19, 2017
    Love sweet and salty snacks.
  8. slehan January 16, 2017
    I'm impressed by all that you do for your girls. Keep up the good work.slehan at juno dot com
    1. Jenn January 18, 2017
      Thanks so much, I love my gals.. Don't know what I would do without them, my life would be so empty.
  9. LAMusing January 14, 2017
    I love these! Sweet, salty, and festive!
  10. Angela Lombardi January 12, 2017
    The chocolate valentine pretzels are very cute!!! I cant wait to make them with the kids!
  11. Lauryn R January 12, 2017
    This is such a cute Valentines Day lunch box!! I love the chocolate covered pretzels, and the sweet messages on the bread! :) Thank you so much for sharing this.
  12. Geri Sandoval January 11, 2017
    I wouldl love to make these my hubby and put them in his lunch box. He would be very surprised on Valentines Day, I always have a hard time finding something to give him it work and I thing this would be great.
  13. Terry Poage January 11, 2017
    I love the pretzels with the chocolate and the sprinkles.
  14. Stephanie January 11, 2017
    I've made a similar version for Halloween before.
    1. Jenn January 14, 2017
      OMG, they sure would be fun for Halloween!!! I'm going to have to give that a try for sure!

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