The Lorax Trufulla Trees recipe
Dr. Seuss’s stories are such timeless and fun stories. Our kids can enjoy them just as much as we did. Now we even celebrate his birthday and have Dr. Seuss themed parties and baby showers.
These trufulla tree pretzel rod snacks are perfect for any of these occasions. Inspired by “The Lorax” they’re cute and come in fun bright colors.
I attended college at the University of California, San Diego and the library there is architecturally beautiful and is called the Geisel Library in honor of Audrey and Theodor Geisel (also known as Dr. Seuss).
Every year on his birthday they would throw a party in front of the library and serve us all cake!
Now, I just enjoy reading Dr. Seuss stories to my 2 daughters and making fun Dr. Seuss themed party treats.
Enjoy these Trufulla Trees at your next Dr. Seuss party or for the annual Dr. Seuss day which happens each year on March 2nd, Theodor Geisel’s birthday.
Dr. Seuss Day is also known as Read Across America day and it’s perfect for those celebrations as well!
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What you’ll need
- 1 bag of pretzel rods
- 1 bag of jumbo marshmallows
- 1 bag of candy melts in each of these colors:
- bright green
- bright pink
- Sprinkles in the following colors
How to make Trufulla Trees
Using Candy Melts
Creating your pretzel rod trees will require using lots of candy melts. You’ll want to place them in a microwave safe dish and heat according to the package. DO NOT OVERCOOK your candy melts or they will get hard and chalky.
If you need to make your melts a bit thinner you can add a small amount of vegetable oil or coconut oil, DO NOT ADD WATER.
I recommend working with one color at a time as they work best right after heating.
Back to the Dr. Seuss Snacks
1 – Melt the yellow candy melts and spread over the prezel rods leaving one end bare. You’ll want them to have a thin layer of yellow. Thick enough to cover it without being too bulky. Lay them on wax paper to set.
2 – Press one jumbo marshmallow onto the bare end of each pretzel. You’ll want to stick the pretzel through the side of the marshmallow rather than one of the flat ends. It should look sort of like a hammer.
3 – Melt about 1/4 bag of purple candy melts. Pour the melted candy over 2 of the marshmallows. Immediately dip it into the purple sprinkles before the candy starts to set. Place on wax paper to full harden.
4 – Repeat with the bright green, purple, bright pink, & orange candy melts, dipping them into sprinkles of the corresponding color.
5 – Melt 1/2 bag of black candy melts. Quickly transfer melted candy melts to a freezer bag or piping back and drizzle over the yellow parts of the pretzels. Leave them on the wax paper to set.
Optional: You could also use milk or dark chocolate for the drizzle. Melt a small amount of chocolate chips or baking chocolate and drizzle. That will add another flavor variation to your treats.
6 – Serve them upright so they look like trees!
The recipe card says this will make ten trees, two in each color. But you can make as many as you have pretzels for. You will certainly have plenty of candy melts leftover.
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- 10 pretzel rods
- 10 Jumbo marshmallows
- Candy melts in yellow, blue, bright green, purple, bright pink, orange, & black
- Sprinkles in blue, bright green, purple, bright pink, & orange
- Melt the yellow candy melts and pour over the prezel rods leaving one end bare. Lay them on wax paper to set.
- Press one jumbo marshmallow onto the bare end of each pretzel
- Melt 1/4 bag of purple candy melts. Pour the melted candy over 2 of the marshmallows. Immediately dip them into the purple sprinkles. Place on wax paper to set.
- Repeat with the bright green, purple, bright pink, & orange candy melts, dipping them into sprinkles of the corresponding color.
- Melt 1/2 bag of black candy melts. Quickly transfer melted candy melts to a freezer bag or piping back and drizzle over the yellow parts of the pretzels. Leave them on the wax paper to set.
- Serve them upright so they look like trees!
- Don't overheat the candy melts or they'll become thick. Add a small amount or vegetable or coconut oil to the candy melts if you need to thin them.
- Don't store in the refrigerator or pretzels may become soft. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.