Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Whiskey Pretzels Recipe

These little buggers are addicting! I had never heard of these until I went to Columbus with my Aunt and Uncle. She made some for snacks, and I could have very easily ate the whole bag. My aunt gave me the recipe and they could not be easier! Beware, you could eat the entire batch if you don't have any willpower!

There are two variations of this recipe, so I am going to post both. I made version 2, but you make what suits you! My comments will be in italics.

Whiskey Pretzels

Version 1

2 pkgs pretzel rods
1 stick margarine (Butter is ok too!)
3 Tbls whiskey (I used Crown Royal!)
1 rounded Tbls brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Heat over to 250 degrees. Lay pretzels in a single layer on cookie sheets. Melt butter, and stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well. Pour over pretzels. Roll pretzels to coat evenly. Bake 20 minutes, turning pretzels after 10 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container.

Whiskey Pretzels

Version 2

16 ounces pretzel twists (I used larger windowpane preztels)
1/2 cup butter
3 Tbls whiskey (I used Crown Royal)
2 Tbls brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Add butter, whiskey, brown sugar, garlic, and cayenne to saucepan and cook over low heat until melted. Spread mixture on a baking sheet and pour butter mixture over pretzels. (I dumped my pretzels into a big bowl and poured the butter mixture over and carefully stirred them to coat them evenly. I also put a layer of parchment paper on my cookie sheet.) Bake 10 minutes. Stir mixture (I added a little more brown sugar here!) and bake 10 more minutes. Allow to cool, and enjoy!

I also don't think it matters exactly what type of pretzel you use. I've had both the rods, and windowpane, and they were equally as good. I think that by adding the extra brown sugar, it gives just an added sweetness. Also, add more or less cayenne to your liking.

These would be a great snack for a sporting event, picnic, or just to have around when you get the munchies!

Have you ever had these before? What version would you try? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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