I know what you’re thinking right now…that whenever I step foot in a gym and see weights, I think of cookies and chocolate dipped pretzels. Not entirely true… this combination of fudge stripe cookies, pretzel rods, and gummy savers just happen to fit together perfectly.
I will admit though, since becoming more involved with food and developing creative treats I look at everything different. You (as in, me) start thinking of what candies could become a nose, what you could use to make as legs for a cake pop turkey and other strange stuff that you might now be thinking, “huh”?! Example: last year I made pretzels into cigars (perfect for Dad). Here is something else I know Dad would enjoy…and I’m sure you wouldn’t mind either.
These are really simple to make. There is not really a recipe – but here’s how I put them together and what you will need:
(yields 5 barbell cookies)
You will need:
1 package Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies
6 oz. Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating
(5) pretzel rods
(10) LifeSaver’s Gummies
optional: 2 oz. Vanilla CANDIQUIK
Melt Chocolate CandiQuik according to the package directions.
Break the ends of the pretzel rods off, so that each rod is approximately 5-6″ long.
Spoon chocolate CandiQuik over the center of each pretzel rod, leaving about the last 3/4″ on each end uncoated.
Slide 3 cookies onto each end of the pretzel rods, set on wax paper to dry. The coating will help the cookies stay in place (so do this while the coating is still wet).
Stretch out the Gummy Saver candies in order to slide onto the ends of each pretzel rod.
Now, if you want to add numbers to your weights it adds a little something and makes them more definable. To do this, I just melted down a couple ounces of Vanilla CandiQuik and used a toothpick to draw on the “45″ – clearly these are mocho man barbells.
How easy was that!? These would be great for an Olympic themed party as well.
and nothing would be complete without a set of printable gift tags.
Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful father figures out there!