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Tying the Knot Pretzels

Tying the Knot Pretzels
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 14

For a bridal shower or engagement party, these are about as cute as appetizers get. ...MORE+ LESS-

Half Baked Harvest
May 3, 2015

Ingredients

1
(11 oz) can Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crusty French Loaf bread
1
egg, beaten
Coarse salt, for sprinkling
Assorted dips, for serving (optional)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375° F.
  • 2
    Unroll dough; roll equal parts into 14 individual balls.
  • 3
    Roll each dough ball lightly to form 6-8-inch long rope.
  • 4
    To shape each pretzel, shape rope into a circle, overlapping dough about 2 inches from each end, leaving ends free. Take 1 end in each hand; twist once at point where dough overlaps. Lift ends over opposite side of circle.
  • 5
    Place mini pretzels 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • 6
    Brush each with beaten egg; sprinkle with salt.
  • 7
    Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Slide the bamboo skewers right into the center of each pretzel. Serve with assorted dips for dipping.

Expert Tips

  • This recipe requires 14 bamboo skewers to display as shown.
  • To make jars filled with colored rice as shown: Add white rice grains to a sealable plastic bag, then add a few drops of food coloring. Seal the bag and move the rice around until it is all a solid color. Spread the rice out on a baking sheet and allow to dry for about 1 hour. Pour the dried colored rice into either 1 large jar for a centerpiece or smaller individual jars. Label with chalkboard tags, if desired, to fit the party theme.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
5
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
4%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Easy little pretzel knots make great party snacking and conversation starters!

    Are there any brides and grooms out there? 

    If you've got friends getting married, chances are you've got showers or engagement parties to host or attend. Get the party started with these cute appetizers!

    Now, I am nowhere near marriage myself (but umm…a boyfriend would sure be nice). Nonetheless, I've always loved planning parties and making the place look just right for each event. Even as a kid, I would help my grandma set up for all of her parties (she was always playing hostess). In fact, I learned a lot about entertaining from my grandma!

    Today I want to show you these cute-as-ever, mini pretzel knots on a stick. Aren’t they so fun? Perfect appetizer to grab, walk and talk with. AND they require just three easy ingredients: Pillsbury™ French Bread dough, one egg and coarse salt for sprinkling. They make the perfect appetizer and snack—easy and fun.

    The ingredient lineup.

    Unroll the dough.

    Cut the roll into 14 even slices, then roll each slice into a ball.

    Roll each dough ball lightly to form a 6 to 8-inch long rope.

    To shape each pretzel, turn the rope into a circle first, twisting the tails twice like shown. 

    Place pretzels 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

    Brush each pretzel with beaten egg; sprinkle with salt.

    Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Then insert bamboo skewers right into the center of each pretzel. Serve warm or cool with assorted dips.

    For a pretty addition to your party table, use jars filled with colored rice to hold up the pretzel skewers!

    To color rice, add white rice to a sealable plastic bag, then add a few drops of food coloring. Seal the bag and mix the rice around until it is all one solid color.

    Spread the rice out on a baking sheet and allow it to dry for about an hour. Pour the dried and colored rice into either one large jar for a centerpiece or smaller individual jars. You can use the wedding colors, or match your party theme colors!

    Simple chalkboard labels found at the craft store can personalize the centerpieces with "Bride" and "Groom" or the names of the couple.

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