Lately I have been obsessed with homemade pretzels!
From watching them brown up in the oven, to that heavenly dough-y smell, to that classic salty taste, there is something about homemade pretzels that is so comforting. And as I have been serving them more at gatherings, I have discovered I’m not the only one who thinks so. Homemade pretzels have a way of disappearing in a snap!!
Well, for the days when you might not want to spend the time making homemade dough, and dipping them in baking soda, and all of those extra steps that go with the real deal, I have an awesome shortcut for you. They take all of 5 minutes to prep, and still have that awesome pretzel-y taste that you and your guests will adore. And for those of you who are dippers like me, I formed them into Pretzel Straws to make for perfect dipping in a yummy pizza or marinara sauce.
Interested?? Here’s the scoop!
Start with the secret ingredients – 1 package of Pillsbury breadsticks!
Roll them into twists (or “straws”) on a greased baking sheet. Then brush them with an egg wash.
Sprinkle with some coarse sea salt, and then bake according to package instructions. The tops will turn lightly golden, just like pretzels! See? Gorgeous!
Then get your dipping sauce ready to go. I love this organic pizza sauce from Muir Glen.
And serve them up! But I’d warn you, you’d better grab one quickly before they all disappear!
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