There’s no need to run to the mall food court when a craving for buttery soft pretzels strikes. In fact, this tasty treat is easy to make at home in your very own kitchen, with just a few kitchen pantry cabinet staples, a heavy duty stand mixer, and a little know-how. Here are some great recipes we found online to get you started.
Simply Salted Soft Pretzels
Nothing can beat a salty soft pretzel. The key is to choose a coarse or kosher salt with larger grained crystals that will adhere to the dough without melting. This recipe from The Spruce Eats makes buttery soft pretzels that are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, with just the right amount of salt because you control the shaker! Click here for ingredients and instructions from The Spruce Eats.
Glazed Whole Wheat Raisin Pretzels
This recipe from Well Plated starts with 100% whole wheat flour and plump, juicy raisins and can be completed start to finish in just 30 minutes, including rise-time. If you have a sweet tooth, we recommend adding a sweet vanilla glaze drizzle on top before serving. To get the recipe for Soft Whole Wheat Raisin Pretzels from Well Plated, click here, and for a quick and easy Vanilla Glaze recipe from Taste of Home, click here.
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites
Coating a buttery soft pretzel in cinnamon and sugar is surely a delicious way to go, no matter how you slice it. This Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites recipe from Completely Delicious is as fun to eat as it is to make. After baking, drizzle your bites in melted butter and toss with ½ cup of granulated sugar mixed with two tablespoons of ground cinnamon from your spice rack. For the complete recipe from Completely Delicious, click here.
Pepperoni and Cheese-Stuffed Pretzels
If you prefer savory over sweet, this recipe from Tasty will surely tempt your tastebuds. Just imagine a freshly baked soft pretzel stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese, topped with spicy pepperoni, and dipped in a zesty marinara sauce. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Click here for the Cheese-Stuffed Pizza Pretzels recipe from Tasty, and helpful video instructions.
Perfect for lunch or dinner, pretzel dogs are absolutely delicious and a fun twist on everyone’s favorite snack-time treat. Wrapping hotdogs in pretzel dough takes a little more time and effort than popping them in a bun, but just one bite and you’ll never look back! If you want to make Pretzel Dogs at home, click here for a great recipe from Buns In My Oven.
Buttery, homemade soft pretzels are just a few steps away. So go ahead, walk to the kitchen pantry cabinet, grab your ingredients, and get baking — and eating!
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