It's National Pretzel Day! Get Your Fix With 6 Delicious Twists

Salty or sweet, there's no wrong way to enjoy this snack.

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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

Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese

Pub-Style Pretzels and Beer Cheese

Warm, salty pretzels are the perfect accompaniment to homemade beer cheese sauce.

Make It: Pub-Style Snack

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie 

"Take the Day" Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pie

"Take the Day" Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pie

Salty and sweet lovers, rejoice! Layers of peanut butter, caramel sauce, chopped peanuts and chocolate top a crispy pretzel crust to create a pie that's even tastier than the insanely delicious Take 5 candy bar.

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Nealey Dozier, CookingChannelTV.com

You probably think a chocolate peanut butter pie can't be any more delicious. Have you tried it with a pretzel crust?

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

Homemade Ale Pretzel Caramels Holiday Gift

Homemade Ale Pretzel Caramels Holiday Gift

These yummy sweet and salty treats make great holiday gifts for friends and family. Brown or pale ale lends these caramels a complex flavor while salty pretzels add just the right amount of crunch.

The distinct pale ale flavor complements the combination of sweet caramel and salty, crunchy pretzel.

Make It: Caramel Candies

Graduation Cap Pretzel

Graduation Cap Pretzels

Graduation Cap Pretzels

Fill your home with the irresistible aroma of these deliciously-festive pretzels. Serve the salty treats with mustard and a cold refreshment.

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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.

Spring-Time Cupcakes

Butterfly-Topped Easter Cupcakes

Butterfly-Topped Easter Cupcakes

Photo by: Liz Gray

Liz Gray

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.

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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>>

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Crab Dip on Crostini

Keep ravenous guests at bay with this warm and creamy starter that features the fresh flavors of crab, corn and three different cheeses. 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>>

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Spicy Ginger and Coconut Edamame Dip

The big flavor in this bright dip comes from spicy Sriracha, fresh ginger and coconut. Get the recipe>>

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Olive Tapenade

Everyone will love this savory Kalamata olive and feta cheese dip on crunchy, toasted crostinis that you can whip up in just a few minutes. Get the recipe>>

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Irish Nacho Dip

This savory dip (flavored with stout beer) is a great option for a St. Patrick's Day party, but we like it any time of the year! Get the recipe>>

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Buffalo Chicken Dip

This one is even easier than you might think when you use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. Get the recipe>>

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Alton Brown's Guacamole

For a no-fail recipe that is bound to please even the pickiest guest, give Alton Brown's guacamole a try. Get the recipe>>

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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>>

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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. 

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Thyme and Honey Ricotta Spread

Want to impress your guests even though you only have 10 minutes before your party starts? You can with this super simple ricotta spread. Get the recipe>> 

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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>>   

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Gorgonzola Spinach Artichoke Dip

Definitely big enough to feed a crowd, this savory spinach and artichoke dip is chock-full of cheesy goodness. Get the recipe>>

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Hummus Trio

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>>

Red Pepper Hummus

For a little something extra, try your hand at this tasty hummus flavored with sauteed red peppers. Get the recipe>>

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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>>

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Queso Fundido con Chorizo

Cheese, beer, chorizo, yum. This warm party dip is so delicious, you might consider doubling up. Get the recipe>>

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Greek Salad Layered Dip

Layer fresh Greek salad toppings over a cool yogurt dip with sweet cucumber and creamy feta cheese for a refreshing, lighter-tasting option at parties. Get the recipe>>

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Gouda and Beer Fondue

This delicious fondue is served in a bowl that you can also eat once the fondue is gone. For heartier fare, serve the fondue with pieces of cooked bratwurst as well as the bread and fruit. Get the recipe>>

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White Bean Dip

A lighter take on traditional bean dip, white bean dip is a great alternative for summer parties. Get the recipe>>

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Jalapeño Queso Fundido

Cheese stars in this spicy, beer-blasted dip, and grating your own makes all the difference. This dish is best served hot and fresh (not reheated), so wait until your guests have all arrived before popping it under the broiler. Get the recipe>> 

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Artichoke and Black Truffle Dip

Pair flatbreads and pitas with our savory Mediterranean-inspired dip that's served hot fresh out of the oven. Get the recipe>>

Beer Cheese Dip

This tangy and spicy cheese dip gets its kick from horseradish sauce. Serve it with pretzels or on toasted crostinis. Get the recipe>>

Easy Queso Blanco Dip

Creamy and smooth with just a hint of heat, this queso blanco is a definite crowd pleaser. Get the recipe>>

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