I made Fourth of July Sparklers for a treat at the symphony orchestra outdoor concert tonight. Easy, easy treat to make. You will need:
A 10-oz bag of pretzel rods (I used Snyder's of Hanover)
A tub of white icing
3 bottles of patriotic sprinkles (1.75 oz)
Cover a rimmed baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Break the pretzel rods in half, if desired. Empty a bottle of sprinkles onto a plate. Open the icing tub, remove the seal, and nuke icing about 15-20 seconds. Stir well.
Dip the broken end of each pretzel in the tub down to the bottom, remove, and allow to drip back in the container. Roll the icing portion in the sprinkles. Place on the waxed paper. Repeat with remaining pretzel halves. When complete, chill in the refrigerator an hour or so.
You can do all the little broken pieces in the bag too.
You can keep the pretzels whole if you want, but they don't have the same sweet/salty balance. We liked them better broken in half.