May The Force Be With You – Awesome Lightsaber Pretzel Rod Recipe!

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Whether you’ve already made your dream lightsaber at Savi’s Workshop or this recipe is the closest you’ve come to wielding a Jedi weapon, you’re sure to have fun making this family-friendly Star Wars treat in your kitchen!

The perfect Star Wars goodie for a birthday party or Skywalker saga viewing party, this simple lightsaber recipe has just a few ingredients (and you might not even have to go to the store!)

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Star Wars Pretzel Lightsabers (Courtesy of

What You Need:

  • Package of pretzel rods
  • White melting candy (package may say “candy melts”)
  • Black melting candy (package may say “candy melts”)
  • Colorful sanding sugar
  • Wax paper

What You Do:

  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper. Melt the black candy melts. Keep leftover liquid candy in a squeeze bottle or small resealable plastic baggie. Dip 1/3 of the pretzel rod into the black melted candy. This forms the lightsaber handle. Fill the cookie sheet wit pretzel rods and place it in the refrigerator until candy has fully hardened.
  2. Melt the white candy melts. Dip the remaining 2/3 of each pretzel rod into the liquid. Use wax paper to hold the black “handle” so it doesn’t melt on your hands.
  3. Hold the dipped pretzel rods over a separate sheet of wax paper and coat with sanding sugar. Remember, traditional lightsaber colors are blue, green, purple, white, yellow, and red (dark side only). Use only one color of sanding sugar per pretzel lightsaber.
  4. Place the finished lightsaber snacks back onto the wax paper-covered cookie sheet and allow them to harden. If needed, use your squeeze bottle or baggie to drizzle additional black melted candy onto the handles.
  5. Remove from refrigerator and enjoy! If you plan to keep your lightsaber pretzel rods for a few days, store them in a container in your fridge to prevent the candy from getting soft.
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Credit: Lucasfilm/Disney

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More Kid-Friendly Star Wars Activities

These pretzel rods are a great way to get your kids into the kitchen with you! If you want to keep the Star Wars fun going at home, both Daisy Ridley and Joonas Suotamo have read children’s stories about popular Star Wars universe characters.

These super cute BB-8 pancakes and wampa snowball snacks are also great recipes to make with your little ones on a lazy weekend morning.

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