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Valentine’s Day Heart-Shaped Pretzels Recipe

Yields16 Servings

Pretzel dough is easy to make in the bread machine but it requires some shaping, glazing and baking in the oven. The heart-shaped pretzels we’re going to make are actually easier to make than traditional pretzels, and you can top them with coarse sea-salt or coarse sugar crystals if you want to do something sweet.

 1 1/4 cups of water (80°F./27°C.)
 1 egg yolk at room temperature
 1 tablespoon oil
 2 tablespoon sugar
 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
 3 1/2 cups bread flour
 2 1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast

Select pizza dough course. When dough cycle is complete remove dough to a lightly floured surface and cut dough into 16 equal pieces. Roll each piece with both hands to form a 16-inch rope of dough. Fold the dough into a heart shape.


Place on a greased baking sheet and brush with a glaze of 1 egg white and 1 tbsp. of water beaten together. Top with coarse sea salt and/or parmesan cheese, course sugar like “Sugar in the raw,” or whatever toppings you like.


Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F/190°C for 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 16