A few weeks ago we attended a spaghetti dinner at my youngest’s preschool. It’s the big fundraiser for the school with silent auctions and a big bake sale. I brought cotton candy cake pops and some yummy cupcakes I’ll be sharing later this week.
While we were there, I noticed other kids running around with a big pretzel stick and a piece of licorice attached to it. I finally realized it was a pretzel fishing rod, and they were in the bake sale. I had never seen anything like this. The kids all went crazy for them. My husband bought a couple for our two youngest. My son immediately used it for sword fighting.
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Unfortunately, I was busy with the timed silent auction (trying to win stuff!), so I didn’t get a look at them before they were eaten to determine how they were made. The only thing I remembered was the twizzler “fishing line” knot on the top of the pretzel was dipped in chocolate, which looked like a big lump of you know what, so it wasn’t really aesthetically pleasing.
I decided to just try making them on my own. They were super easy to make, and I really liked my method. I simply looped one twizzler piece over the “fishing line” piece and then pushed the ends under the loops. It’s nice when something works out like you planned in your head.
Once you get going, you can make about a dozen in 10 minutes. With the gummi worm version, no chocolate is required. I only used the chocolate to attach the twizzler to Swedish fish.
- 1 bag of old fashioned large pretzel sticks
- 1 box or bag of gummi worms
- 1 box or bag of Swedish fish
- 1 bag of Pull N Peel Twizzlers
- 1 small container of melting chocolate
- Using 2 pieces of Pull N Peel Twizzler, wrap the pretzel as the pictures show.
- For the worms - at the end of the Twizzler, wrap it around the gummi worm and tie it in a knot.
- For the fish: Melt the chocolate per instructions. Dip about 1 inch of the Twizzler end in the chocolate then place it on the back of the fish.
- Freeze the fishing rods with fish attached with chocolate for 15 minutes.
- Serve in a glass or jar.
These are really fun and kids will love them. They’re a perfect party food for birthdays and more. Enjoy!!