Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Snacks Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary and Preteen Valentine’s Day Snack: A Hearty Soft Pretzel Published: January 11, 2021 Here’s a hearty snack for Valentine’s Day that kids will love to make in your children’s ministry! Make soft pretzels and have kids shape them into hearts. Prepare the dough ahead of time and let the dough rise before you take it to class. You’ll need: a package dry yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 cup warm water 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons baking soda 1 to 2 tablespoons coarse salt corn meal Valentine’s Day Snack: A Hearty Soft Pretzel Dissolve the yeast and sugar in 1/4 cup of the warm water. Mix the flour, salt, and remaining water. When the yeast is foamy, add it to the flour. Place the dough on a floured board and let it sit for five minutes. Knead the dough for 10 to 15 minutes, adding more flour if sticky. Place the kneaded dough in a greased bowl and cover tightly with Saran Wrap. Let it rise for one hour. Punch it down and separate it into eight pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and form it into a heart. Let the heart pretzels rest for 15 minutes. Simmer one quart of water and add baking soda. Place the soft pretzels in the water for 30 seconds on each side. Pat dry. Sprinkle with coarse salt. Dust a baking sheet with corn meal, place pretzels on the baking sheet, and bake 10 to 12 minutes at 450 degrees. Serve pretzels warm with mustard or cheese dip. Heather Ward Arvada, Colorado Looking for even more great Valentine’s Day ideas? Check out all our Valentine’s Day posts. And for daily posts of encouragement and inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!