Onward Wizard Staff Pretzel Rods

Have you heard the news? Disney Pixar’s Onward is now available to purchase digitally!

*insert happy dance here*

If you weren’t able to catch Onward in theaters, you can now enjoy the epic quest from the comfort of your living room. Also, beginning on April 3rd, Onward will be available to stream on Disney+!

“While we’re looking forward to audiences enjoying our films on the big screen again soon, given the current circumstances, we are pleased to release this fun, adventurous film to digital platforms early for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their homes,” said Dan Scanlon (Director, “Onward”) and Kori Rae (Producer, “Onward”).

Warm thanks to Disney and Pixar for bringing us a little bit of magic during this stressful time!

Complete your Onward movie night with free coloring and activity sheets and a themed snack inspired by Ian and Barley’s wizard staff!

In Onward, Ian and Barley are given a mysterious and magical wizard staff which was left by their father with the instructions that they be given it when both brothers had turned 16. They also were left a note with a Visitation Spell on it, sending them off on a journey to try and bring their father back for one day only.

For this recipe, all you need are pretzel rods, gold hard candy, and brown fondant! (I know, I know, not everyone has brown fondant just lying around the kitchen — it’s a miracle I did! — but you could always substitute this with melted chocolate!)

Wizard Staff Pretzels Inspired by Disney Pixar’s Onward

What You Need:

  • Pretzel rods
  • Brown fondant
  • Gold/yellow hard candy, smashed into chunks
  • Powdered sugar
  • Wax paper
  • Toothpicks
  • Fondant roller or rolling pin
  • Pizza cutter
  • Cutting board
  • Small bowl of water

Prepare your working area by placing a piece of wax paper on top of your cutting board. Next, sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on top.

Prepare the stones for your wizard staff by breaking up gold/yellow hard candies of your choice (try butterscotch candies or yellow rock candy). Place in a bowl and set aside.

Dust your hands with a little powdered sugar, then remove your brown fondant from the package. Use your hands to knead it back and forth, then place it on your work surface. Dust your rolling pin with powdered sugar, then roll your fondant out into a thin sheet.

Using your pizza cutter, cut thin strips of fondant out, between 6-8 inches in length.

Take one strip of fondant and wrap it around the pretzel rod so that a 3/4 inch or so of fondant hangs over at the top. Dip your finger in your small bowl of water and wet the end of the fondant near the base of the pretzel rod. Gently press the wet piece to the pretzel rod to secure it.

Repeat this process with three strips fondant.

To secure your gold/yellow stone to the top of the wizard staff, take a small piece of extra fondant. Roll it into a small ball and wet it with a drop of water. Place it on top of your pretzel rod, then press your stone into it. Secure it in place by wrapping the fondant strips (that were hanging as excess over the top of the pretzel rod) around your stone, pressing the pieces gently to the stone to secure them.

Carefully lay your pretzel rod on top of a piece of wax paper. Then, use a toothpick to create indents on the brown fondant to represent the markings/design of a piece of wood.

Let your wizard staff dry completely and slightly harden, about 30 minutes, before moving.

Looking for more on Onward?

–> Print free Onward coloring and activity sheets

–> Find the best Onward quotes


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