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Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree Pretzel Rods

Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree Pretzel Rods

These Dr. Seuss Truffula Tree Pretzel Rods are the perfect way to celebrate Dr. Seuss and the Lorax. And seriously, chocolate dipped pretzels? Delicious!

Do you know where the Truffula Trees grow? Well, they only grew in one place, in the Truffula Valley. The Lorax, who speaks for the trees, was the guardian of the forest. 

This Dr. Seuss classic was actually one of Dr. Seuss’ favorites. It is actually quite provocative for a children’s book, calling out the need to take care of the environment (so, maybe not really that provocative… a pretty good idea actually. Ha!). 

The Lorax is a fantastic book to read to your kids for Read Across America Day on March 2nd. 

And this yummy treat would be an awesome kid friendly food to make with your kids to celebrate all things reading and Dr. Seuss!

dr seuss truffula trees pretzel rods

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Ingredients for the Truffula Trees

Truffula Trees Pretzel Rods

  • Pretzel rods
  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Candy melts in yellow, blue, bright green, purple, bright pink, orange, black
  • Jimmies in blue, bright green, purple, bright pink, orange

How to Make the Truffula Trees

1. Press one jumbo marshmallow on to the end of each pretzel rod.

Truffula Trees Pretzel Rods

2. Melt the yellow candy coating according to package directions giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. 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.

Truffula Trees Pretzel Rods

3. Pour candy coating over the exposed pretzel rod and shake gently to remove excess. Allow pretzel to rest on waxed paper until set.

4. Melt the blue, bright green, purple, bright pink, orange candy melts in separate containers. If the candy coating is overheated, it will be too thick. 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.

Truffula Trees Pretzel Rods

5. Pour one color of melted candy over each marshmallow. Tap to remove excess and smooth the candy coating. Immediately dip all sides of the coated marshmallow in coordinating jimmies. Place on wax paper to set.

Truffula Trees Pretzel Rods

Truffula Trees Pretzel Rods

6. Melt the black candy melts. Then, transfer candy melts to a zip-top freezer bag or disposable piping bag with the corner snipped. Drizzle candy coating over the pretzel rods. 

Truffula Trees Pretzel Rods

7. Let pretzel rods dry completely before packaging or serving.

8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Placing in the refrigerator may cause the pretzel to soften.

Aren’t these Truffula Trees so cute?! And honestly.. your kids will love this snack! Wow… delicious!

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