Barbell Cookies

Barbell Cookies

I know what you’re thinking right now… whenever I step foot in a gym and see weights, I think of cookies and chocolate dipped pretzels. Not entirely true… but 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 differently. 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. 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

Barbell Cookies

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.

Barbell Cookies

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).

Barbell Cookies

Stretch out the Gummy Saver candies in order to slide onto the ends of each pretzel rod.

Barbell Cookies

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 macho man barbells.

Barbell Cookies


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 (click on the picture!)

Barbell Cookies FREE Printable Tags

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful father figures out there!


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    • says

      Hi Janna,
      do you have any candy coatings or melting chocolate available? If not, you could try to use chocolate chips, melt them down in a double boiler and stir in a little vegetable oil or shortening to thin them out – sorry! Or you could order Candiquik online…but shipping costs would not be fun :( Thanks for saying hi! -Sarah


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