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Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Pretzels

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Sweet and Salty Cinnamon Pretzels Recipe

Indulge your senses in the delightful fusion of sweet and salty flavors with these homemade cinnamon pretzels.

Transform crunchy mini pretzels into an exquisite snack by coating them in melted butter and a fragrant cinnamon sugar mix, then finishing with a drizzle of creamy white chocolate.

Follow this recipe to create these tantalizing treats that are perfect for any occasion.
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Ingredients for Cinnamon Pretzel Snack

  • Pretzels: 4 cups of small pretzels (mini pretzels or pretzel twists work best)
  • Butter: 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted for a rich, velvety coating
  • Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:
    • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon for a warm, aromatic flavor
  • White Chocolate: 1 cup of white chocolate chips or melting wafers for a smooth, sweet drizzle
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon to enhance the overall flavor profile

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How to Make Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Pretzels

Preheat the Oven

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to ensure easy cleanup.

Coat Pretzels in Butter

    1. Arrange the pretzels evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Combine the melted butter with vanilla extract and drizzle or dip the pretzels in the mixture to ensure they are evenly coated.

dip pretzels in melted butter

Generously Coat with Cinnamon Sugar

    1. Mix the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Generously sprinkle or dip the butter-coated pretzels in the cinnamon sugar mixture, covering them completely for a sweet and aromatic flavor.

coating buttered pretzels with cinnamon sugar

Bake to Perfection

    1. Bake the coated pretzels in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until they are slightly toasted and fragrant. Allow to cool, then add an extra sprinkle of cinnamon sugar for enhanced flavor.

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Melt White Chocolate

  1. While the pretzels are baking, melt the white chocolate chips or wafers in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring until smooth and fully melted.

Drizzle with White Chocolate

    1. Once the pretzels have cooled slightly, drizzle the melted white chocolate over them in a decorative pattern using a spoon or piping bag.

cinnamon pretzels drizzled in white chocolate

Set and Serve

  1. Allow the white chocolate to set at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes. Once set, your cinnamon pretzels are ready to be served as a delightful snack or dessert.

Serving Suggestions

These cinnamon pretzels are ideal for sharing with friends and family at gatherings, parties, or as a special homemade treat. Their perfect blend of sweet, salty, and spicy flavors makes them a hit for any event.

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Tips for Perfect Cinnamon Pretzels

  • Choose the Right Pretzels: Small-sized pretzels ensure thorough coating and easy handling.
  • Generous Cinnamon Sugar Coating: Don’t hesitate to coat the pretzels well to maximize flavor.
  • High-Quality Ingredients: Opt for freshly ground cinnamon and high-quality white chocolate for the best taste.
  • Proper Storage: Keep the pretzels in an airtight container at room temperature; refrigerate if necessary.
  • Stylish Serving: Present these pretzels beautifully on a platter or in a gift box for a special touch.

candied cinnamon sugar pretzels in a bowl
Enjoy the irresistible combination of crunchy, sweet, and spicy flavors in these cinnamon pretzels, and let them become your go-to treat for satisfying your sweet tooth!

Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Pretzels Recipe Print Now

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Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Pretzels

Budget101.com by Melissa 'Liss' Burnell
Perfectly crunchy small pretzels are transformed into a delectable treat as they are dipped in melted butter, generously coated in a fragrant cinnamon sugar mixture, and finally adorned with a delicate drizzle of creamy white chocolate.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Party, Potluck, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 419 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups small pretzels (mini pretzels or pretzel twists)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Preheat the Oven:

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Spread the small pretzels evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.

Coat Pretzels in Butter:

  • Melt butter in a bowl and add vanilla extract to the melted butter. Drizzle the melted butter over the pretzels or dip each pretzel in butter, ensuring they are evenly coated either way.
    4 cups small pretzels
    ½ cup unsalted butter
    1 tsp vanilla extract

Generously Coat with Cinnamon Sugar:

  • In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon to create the cinnamon sugar mixture.
    ½ cup granulated sugar
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture generously over the butter-coated pretzels, ensuring they are fully covered with the aromatic blend or dip pretzels in cinnamon sugar mixture and coat both sides..
  • Place the coated pretzels in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they become slightly toasted and fragrant. Sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar over the pretzels once cooled.

Melt White Chocolate:

  • While the pretzels are baking, melt the white chocolate chips or melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until smooth and fully melted.
    1 cup white chocolate chips or white chocolate melting wafers

Drizzle with White Chocolate:

  • Once the pretzels are baked to perfection, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool slightly.
  • Using a spoon or a piping bag, drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top of the warm pretzels in a decorative pattern.

Set and Serve:

  • Allow the white chocolate to set and harden on the pretzels at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Once the white chocolate has set, these irresistible cinnamon pretzels are ready to be enjoyed as a delicious snack or dessert.

Equipment

Parchment paper or silicone mat
Recipe Size Alteration Note

If you altered the ingedients above by doubling or tripling the recipe, you may also need to change the pan/dish size and adjust the cooking/baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 243mgFiber: 3gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 363IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 1mgNet Carbs: 56g
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