Lightsaber Pretzels

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + standing


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
Candy-coated lightsaber pretzels take on a fun Star Wars theme. These treats are wonderfully sweet and salty. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Lightsaber Pretzels Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 ounces each blue, green and red candy coating disks
  • 30 pretzel rods
  • Blue, green and red colored sugar
  • 6 ounces each white and black candy coating disks
  • 30 M&M's minis


  1. Place each color of candy melts into separate microwave-safe bowls. Working with 1 color at a time, heat in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Dip 10 pretzel rods in each blue, green and red melted candy coating, stopping 2 inches from end; allow excess to drip off. Immediately roll in matching colored sugar. Let stand on a parchment-lined pan until set. Reheat candy coating as needed.
    Adding 1 teaspoon at a time, stir melted black candy coating into the white until desired shade of gray is achieved; reserve remaining melted black candy coating. Dip the uncoated end of the pretzel rods into melted gray candy coating for handle; allow excess to drip off. Return to parchment-lined pan until set.
    Place reserved melted black candy coating into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip; pipe 3 lines onto handle. For power buttons, secure M&M's minis to handles with melted black candy coating. Allow to set completely before serving. Store at room temperature in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper.

Nutrition Facts

1 pretzel rod: 223 calories, 11g fat (9g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.