I work with some serious Star Wars enthusiasts. It turned out May 4 is Star Wars Day. When I asked why (thinking it was Darth Vader’s birthday), everyone patiently explained it’s May 4 for “May the Fourth Be with You.”
You must forgive me, I have no brothers. I have gaps in my pop culture education.
It also turns out the weird hand thingy is Star Trek NOT Star Wars. Oops.
With the new Star Wars movie coming out, I thought we’d celebrate. Edible light sabers are fun and easy- pretzel rods rolled in melted chocolate. May the 4th be with you indeed!
I was later informed I missed a light saber color. Some poor guy stuck with the name “Mace Windu” is running around with a purple one. I can’t keep up. All I remember is Ewoks are adorable and younger Harrison Ford easy on the eyes.
Makes around 30
- 1 bag pretzel rods
- Red melting chocolate
- Blue melting chocolate
- Green melting chocolate
- Red sprinkles
- Blue sprinkles
- Green sprinkles
Take an egg carton or card board box and cut 10 holes in the top. They need to be wide enough to hold the pretzel rods upright while the chocolate is drying. Set aside.
Dump 1 color of candy melts into shallow, microwave safe dish. Melt in 30 second bursts, stirring in between.
When melted, carefully roll 3/4 of a pretzel rod into the color. You may need to use a spoon to pour chocolate on it. When completely covered, hold it straight down and tap gently to drip off extra melted chocolate.
Now hold the pretzel over another plate and sprinkle with the matching color. After all, light sabers are supposed to glow.
Gently push it into the cardboard box standing straight up. Chocolate will set completely in a few minutes. Continue until you have 10 rods in the desired color. Repeat process with other colors.
When all light sabers are dipped, cut 30 small pieces of foil to wrap around the bottom. Finish with 2 black sharpie lines and a red dot for the power button.
Allow the Jedi knights and Sith lords in your home to have a galactic battle.
Recipe from “Out of This World Star Wars Treats,” indoorplaysandiego.com