Father’s Day: Pretzel Cigars, Rocky Road Bars and Golf Ball Pops!

Cigar Pretzels - blog.candiquik.com

Whether it’s your dad, grandpa, papa, husband, or a man in your life who is “just like a dad” I really think he deserves one of these treats. Or all.

Because you love him. He loves you. So show the love and make him something – and maybe, just maybe you will reap some of the benefits (eating them).

It’s a win, win situation.

I was trying to think of manly treats. It wasn’t easy. But here is what I made and found for ya.

p.s. hopefully your dad enjoys golfing, cigars, or rocky roads.

My dad…well, doesn’t. He probably hasn’t touched a golf club since 1975 nor have I ever seen him smoke a stogie. However, he likes rocky road candy bars (and woodworking). I was going to form a cake ball to look like a piece of wood but I’m pretty sure I’d be the first and last to create that idea. At least I made rocky road bars. Phew.

Cigar Pretzels - blog.candiquik.com

Pretzel Cigars
Serves: 24
Prep time:
Total time:

Fun cigars made out of chocolate dipped pretzel rods! Free printable cigar band included.
  • 1 (16 oz.) package Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating
  • 24 pretzel rods
  • cigar bands (printable file located on blog.candiquik.com)
  1. Melt Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating according to the package directions.
  2. Dip each pretzel rod in the CANDIQUIK, coating completely and pull out with a pair of tongs or a fork. Set on wax paper to dry.
  3. Attach cigar bands to the pretzel rods once dry. Secure with a piece of tape.


Click here for the Cigar Band File –> Print Cigar Bands

Cigar Bands with “Grandpa” option



Everyone loves (or should love) spongy little marshmallows and crunchy peanuts, all enrobed in a cocoa-y chocolate.

Rocky Road Bars

yield: 16 bars


1 package Chocolate CANDIQUIK Coating

1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

1 1/2 cups salted peanuts


Mix peanuts and marshmallows in melted Chocolate CANDIQUIK. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto wax paper to dry.

And if you don’t like peanuts you could certainly use almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, or any other fine nut…

The peanuts are just the nut o’ choice for those on a budge(t). And they taste mighty good too!

BTW- Salted nuts are the way to go - it brings out the overall flavor.

These pops aren’t my work - but I wanted to get the ideas out to you ASAP – and these are similar to the golf ball pops I will make! I found them here and 1 Fine cookie has perfect golf ball pops (with a twist)!

P.S. Click here to check out my Cake Pop Tutorial!Follow Miss Candiquik on BlogLovin'

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