Valentine’s Day is only two days away! I feel like this just snuck up on me. Some years I’ve done lots of treats, crafts and decor for Valentine’s Day but this year it totally caught me by surprise. I’ve got a couple of ideas of what I’d like to do for Garrett (including making a super yummy dinner on Friday), but I also wanted to surprise him with a little treat this week when he wasn’t expecting it.
On Monday night, he got home from work and found these little Blueberry Pretzel Dark Chocolate Clusters in the fridge. He immediately turned to me with a big grin on his face and asked what they were for. He ate two right away – just the reaction I was looking for!
People often ask Garrett if it’s hard living with a blogger, always stopping to take pictures of our meals or living in a constant state of creative chaos, and he’s quick to point out that he gets to do all the taste testing, especially when it is something sweet like this.
Each bite has a little crunch from the pretzel, some sweetness from the blueberries and that smooth chocolate taste. The red sprinkled on top were just a festive touch. We both loved these for a little sweet treat this week and I could see making them another time with even more flavour combinations.
Makes 12 clusters · Printable Version
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup blueberries, washed and dried
- 1/3 cup chopped pretzel pieces
- optional: red sprinkles
Gently melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring it with a spatula in between.
Meanwhile, wash and dry the blueberries; break the pretzels into small pieces.
The chocolate should be smooth and completely melted.
Add the blueberries and pretzel pieces.
Stir the mixture until the blueberries and pretzels are completely coated.
Use a spoon to drop clusters of the mixture into small foil baking cups, or directly onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
I sprinkled a few of them with red crystals for a little Valentine’s Day flair.
Chill the clusters in the fridge for 30 minutes or until they are completely firm. Meanwhile, take the bowl of leftover chocolate and lick up every last drop while catching up on episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
These are messy little treats that need to be served cold or they’ll melt, so keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them. They’ll keep for a few days, but I highly doubt they’ll last that long.