Weekly Eats: Pretzel Heart Treats

Because it's Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought I'd stray from my usual dinner recipes and share these heart-shaped pretzels I made for my boys. It has nothing to do with the fact that this week's meals were mediocre and the photos would make a food blogger cry. Nothing. 


I found the recipe at Say Yes, although I didn't use any red or pink salt. I just used regular sea salt on half of the pretzels. I left the other half unsalted, and have some butter, cinnamon, and sugar plans for them. Although the salted hearts would have been excellent with some warm cheese dip, they were also good on their own. I took a plate full to Jona's daycare so he could share with his friends.



In addition to sharing baked goods with the ones I love, I think Valentine's Day is also a great time to share with the community around you. One way I like to share is by participating in food drives and collections that my church puts together to give to those in need here in Kansas City. Another organization that's close to my heart is the Great Plains SPCA, a local no-kill animal shelter. As an adopted-dog mom, I can't say enough about how much I love my rescue-pup, Ellie. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is giving away a $250 Giving Card to be redeemed at any charity, and I'd love to win and share that money with the Great Plains SPCA. (Want to enter? Just go here and share the love to enter by tomorrow, February 14th.)

Have you made anything yummy lately? I'm going to do another Weekly Eats linkup on Friday, February 27. I'd love it if you shared your kitchen creations!  

15 comments:

  1. It's a fridge-cleanout kind of dinner week around here, so I feel you on nothing being all that exciting :) But these pretzels! I've never thought to try making my own, but I adore soft pretzels. Normally I'm a salt girl but that cinnamon idea has me intrigued... Such a fun idea to share with daycare buddies for the holiday!

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  2. These are really cute, Shea. I'm a no-salt pretzel girl, but love dipping them in butter. The cinnamon and sugar sounds really good. What a great place to share a (fingers crossed for you) win. So happy that Ellie found you. I'm sure she'd like one of those pretzels.

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  3. Such a cute idea. Love this.
    Fingers cross for you to win. And how wonderful that you open your home yo Ellie. We have open our home to rescue cat- Tigra. She's 3 years old already and we can't imagine a day without her. If we will get dog we will definitely get rescue-pup, that's no doubt. I think there's way too many animals to love and give home. I hope it will get trendy and people will do it more.
    Happy Valentine's Day to You & your Family!!!
    xoxo
    Ramona

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  4. Thanks Anne! This was my first time trying to make them myself. The first few I tried to make were ugly little lumps, but I did end up with some that looked (mostly) like hearts. I love them pretty much any way--dipped in cheese, just salt, dipped in butter and cinnamon/sugar...

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  5. Mmm, dipped in butter sounds good. (What isn't good dipped in butter?) And you are so right that Ellie would love a pretzel--I may just have to share one with her too. :)

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  6. Thanks Ramona! And yes, I totally agree about rescues, they're the best. Lucky Tigra that she found you :)

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  7. Those are adorable and they look yummy!

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  8. Thanks Krysten! They were pretty good! :)

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  9. Heart Shapes make everything better. I'm thinking about breaking out the heart shaped cookie cutter and making some linzer cookies tomorrow.

    Sorry your dinner photos didn't come out well this week!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  10. These are so cute, and look so good!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  11. i immediately loved these when i saw them on instagram - so, so sweet, and perfect for a beer/brat/pretzel lovin' wisconsin-grown man :)

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  12. Thanks Jennifer! They were pretty easy to make (although my first couple turned out a little on the ugly side).

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  13. I think the "separation by categories" just feeds my anal tendencies :) But thank you! The book I'm reading now is also coming along slowly. It's good, but not a quick read. I wish I were a speed-reader!

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  14. What a sweet idea, Shea! My mom and I made homemade pretzels together this fall for the first time, and it was so much fun!!

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  15. Thanks Brynn! They were surprisingly fairly easy to make (although the first couple were blobs...)!

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