I am sure we all saw these-on pinterest. Thanks for the idea Tip Junkie I think they turned out pretty cute, but we just ate them as a side dish. Yum Yum cooked carrots!
There was a I am momma hear me roar's (not heart shaped) post on pretzel making, that she found from Just get off your butt and bake! I figured I could probably adapt that to heart shapes. So, I just went from memory, having skimmed through it the night before. I made my own bread dough recipe, that I love!
Jo's standard bread recipe
2 1/4 tsp of yeast
2 tbsp of honey or three or four-I just give the honey bottle a good long squeeze!
1 1/3 c warm water
stir it together until the yeast is dissolved, bubbly, and my kids say "stinky"
Then mix in 1 beaten egg, 3 1/4 of whole wheat flour (this is the kind I use), 2 tbsp of oil, and 1 tsp of salt.
I put all of this in the bread maker and set it to the dough setting. (1 hour and 30 minutes)
When it was finished mixing and rising, I took it out and rolled it really thin- "pizza dough crust thin". I used my heart shape cookie cutter, and cut out some flat bread.
Then I rolled it pizza crust thin again and sliced it in to long thin strips-think egg noodle width.
I then shaped those in the shape of a heart pretzel. On the stove top, I had a pot about 3 inches deep with boiling water. I threw the pretzel hearts in there and when they started to float, I took them out and sprinkled them with coarse sea salt.
I baked them for about 10 minutes. at 350 degrees.