Thursday, December 6, 2018

Homemade Holiday Gifts: Spicy Pretzels

Good morning and a Happy St. Nick! I hope that you awoke this morning to find your stocking or your slippered filled with tasty treats, an orange and some walnuts.

As I have mentioned numerous times I like to make "homemade gifts" and treats for family and friends. Typically, I bake things but I have also been known to make Union Square Cafe Bar Nuts which I add to a gift bag including a bottle of wine or whisky. Or I will make Hot Fudge Sauce or Bourbon Pecans Sauce and place them in a basket with bowls, an ice scream scoop, nuts, and various other ice cream fixings. 

Today I am sharing the easiest and tastiest recipe for pretzels which were inspired by my husbands favorite pretzels, Dot's.

This Spicy Pretzel recipe is perfect to make in large batches to either give away in gift baskets, or to have around for holiday parties and get togethers'. You could also just make them for yourself. 

Spicy Pretzels

1 package 12-16 oz. pretzel sticks
1 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1 tsp. lemon pepper
11/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 package of ranch dressing(dry mix)
3/4 cup of canola oil


Place the pretzels in a gallon zip lock bag. In a bowl stir all of the other ingredients and mix well, then pour the seasoning mix over the pretzels. Toss gently to coat. Leave overnight or at least a few hours, periodically toss the pretzels to coat again while in the bag.

Pour the pretzels onto a baking sheet then bake at 200 for 40 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and then package into tins or cellophane bags tied with a ribbon.

What are you making this week? Do you have a favorite recipe to make and share with friends? If so, I would love to hear about it.

Have a great day!

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  1. I can't recall the last time I had any pretzels.

  2. One year I made all homemade goods in baskets for Xmas gifts. I think now they'd be more appreciated.


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