Lightsaber Pretzels – Easy Star Wars Snack

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Lightsaber Pretzels – Easy Star Wars Snack

Whether you are celebrating Star Wars Day (aka May the Fourth) or simply looking for a fun and easy Star Wars snack for your favorite little Jedi, these lightsaber pretzels are just the ticket!

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Do you have a Star Wars fan in your house?  Or perhaps you have SEVERAL Star Wars fans in the family!  My kids are getting more and more into Star Wars with each passing year (and each time we visit Disney). They love lightsabers and pretending that they are Jedi knights.

On our last trip to Disney World, we were able to sign them both up for Jedi Training.  It was so much fun and they had a total blast.  (This takes place over at Hollywood Studios and sign ups start early each morning.  Little trick: if you book a meal in that park BEFORE the park opens, you can go sign up for Jedi Training before the park opens to everyone else.  We booked an early morning breakfast at Hollywood and Vine and were able to scoot over and sign up for Jedi Training while we waited for our table!!)

Jedi Training Sign Up

Jedi Training Lily 1

The lightsaber is easily one of the most iconic items in the Star Wars prop closet!  Check out this fun, easy and colorful snack idea that will delight Star Wars fans, young and old!

Lightsaber Pretzel Supplies

Pretzel rods
White candy melts (for the version with sprinkles)
Green candy melts (for lightsabers)
Blue candy melts (for lightsabers)
Red candy melts (for lightsabers)
Black candy melts (for lightsaber “handles”)
Mini M&M candies
Assorted star sprinkles, if desired
Piping Bag (or sandwich bag)

How to Make Lightsaber Pretzel Rods

1. Work with the Candy Melts one color at a time. Place a handful of melts in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave in short increments.  (I usually heat in 15-30 second increments, stirring in between each heating.) You can add 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to help thin the candy but do not add any other type of liquid as the candy will seize and harden.

If you are going to make a large quantity of these treats, I highly recommend using a candy melter!  This little appliance melts the candy and then keeps it warm, giving you more time to work before it hardens.

Wilton Bright White Melting Chocolate

2. Pour candy coating over two-thirds of the pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. If you are making the non-lightsaber pretzels in my pics, shake sprinkles over the white melted candy before the candy hardens.

Chocolate on Pretzel

Dipping Chocolate Pretzel

Blue chocolate pretzels

3. Place candy coated pretzel rods on wax paper or cooling rack.

4. For the lightsaber handles: melt the black candy pieces and transfer them to a piping bag.  I usually use a sandwich bag as a diy piping bag.  Just put a big spoonful of melted candy in a corner of the bag and snip the tip of one of the bag’s corners off. Drizzle the black candy over the end where the candy meets the pretzel.

Light Saber Pretzels Piping Bag

5. Before the candy sets, gently pick it up and move to clean wax paper or a cooling rack. Then, press two mini M&Ms into the black candy melts.

Light Saber Pretzel Handles

6. Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving. You can store these pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week before serving.

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