Years ago we made pretzel praline. Today we revisited and simplified the idea. We put demerara sugar and a splash of water into a pan on high heat. We watched the sugar to melt and let it begin to caramelize irregularly. We added pretzel rods and gently stirred and folded the mixture together. The sugar crystallized on the rods. The crystals grew and dried. In a matter of 2 minutes we had sandy pretzel rods. We removed them from the heat and let them cool on a sheet pan lined with greased parchment paper. These salty, sandy sticks are addictive. It was well worth revisiting an old idea. It was even more exiting to improve upon it. The pretzel sticks are delicious eaten as is. These particular sticks are destined to be the twigs in an upcoming flower pot birthday dessert. After that appearance they will take on a life of their own at Curiosity Doughnuts.