It's National Pretzel Day! Get Your Fix With 6 Delicious Twists
Salty or sweet, there's no wrong way to enjoy this snack.
Whether you dip warm, soft pretzels in sauce, or you prefer them straight out of the bag, there's no denying pretzels are the perfect snack morning, noon and night. Celebrate National Pretzel Day with our twists (pun definitely intended) on the classic salty treat.
Soft Pretzel + Beer Cheese Dip
Warm, salty pretzels are the perfect accompaniment to homemade beer cheese sauce.
Make It: Pub-Style Snack
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
You probably think a chocolate peanut butter pie can't be any more delicious. Have you tried it with a pretzel crust?
Make It: "Take the Day" Pie
Mini Cheese Ball Sticks
These mini cheese ball pretzel stick snacks are perfect for a casual get-together or for a bite-sized afternoon treat.
Ale + Pretzel Soft Caramels
The distinct pale ale flavor complements the combination of sweet caramel and salty, crunchy pretzel.
Make It: Caramel Candies
Graduation Cap Pretzel
Get festive with your pretzel-making skills, and shape dough into a graduation cap for a grad party or snack for the graduate. Serve with a side of mustard.
If you don't have time to make a pretzel snack from scratch, then simply top your favorite cupcake recipe with chocolate-covered pretzels in the shape of a butterfly.
French Onion Dip
Sweet caramelized onions and plenty of fresh thyme add bold flavor to brighten this hearty dip, inspired by French onion soup. Serve with cheesy baguette as the traditional soup garnish and endive for some pleasantly-bitter contrast to the richness. Get the recipe>>
Supreme Pizza Dip
This hearty dip has the works: pepperoni, onions and bell peppers stirred into a thick tomato sauce, all topped with gooey melted cheese. Serve in a skillet and let your guests pile their baguette slices high with toppings, deep-dish style. Get the recipe>>
Creamy Potato and Roasted Red Pepper Dip
This tangy potato dip is loosely based on the classic Greek skordalia and gets zip from a hefty dose of blanched garlic and fresh lemon juice. A quick roasted red pepper sauce is spooned into the middle of the potatoes to add even more flavor to this crowd-pleasing appetizer. Get the recipe>>
Bacon Beer Cheese
Cook 6 chopped bacon slices in a saucepan; remove, leave the drippings. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with the drippings. Add 1/4 cup flour and cook over medium heat, stirring, 2 minutes. Add 1 cup each cream and beer, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in 2 cups grated cheddar until melted. Serve topped with chopped scallions and bacon.
Southern Pimento Cheese
Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., shares a Smoky Mountain-style recipe for pimento cheese fritters, ideal for serving at casual get-togethers or large dinner parties. Get the recipe>>
Three is not a crowd in this flavorful assortment of hummus. Using the same base for all three makes this an easy way to create variety. Just stir in different toppings right before serving. Whether your guests like their dip spicy, earthy or traditional, there will be something for everyone. Get the recipes>>
Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Dip
This savory dip features the classic combo of earthy broccoli and rich, tangy cheddar. Like most cheese dips it's best devoured immediately after it's prepared, while the sauce is piping hot. Be sure to use mild cheddar in this recipe since sharp cheddars tend to get grainy when cooked in this type of sauce. Get the recipe>>