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Cactus Pretzel Rods

  • Author: Rose
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 30


How to Make Cactus Pretzel Rods. These are the easiest and most festive treats and the cactus theme is everywhere right now!  With only three ingredients - these sweet and salty snacks can be made in a snap and they're perfect for party favors or dessert tables. #pretzels #pretzelrods #cactus #cactuspretzels #cactuspretzelrods #candy #candymelts #dessert #llama #llamaparty #fiesta #tropical #party



  • Pour the green candy melts into a tall (skinny-ish) microwave-safe container. Add a couple of teaspoons of shortening (or check this post for other ideas to help thin them). .
  • Melt green candy according to package instructions. I put mine in the microwave for a minute, stirred, then again in 30 second increments until completely melted and smooth.
  • Dip the pretzels, one at a time, tapping off the excess candy.
  • Place them on a parchment or wax paper covered cookie sheet. Sprinkle with jimmies.  You can let them set at room temperature (it takes awhile) or pop them in the fridge for 5-10 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
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