Much like Stanley Hudson, pretzel day is my favourite day of the year. So much so, that for my birthday this year I decided to have a pretzel party!
This was a super quick and easy DIY pretzel station to throw together, especially since this time I used store-bought pretzels - I normally make my own pretzels and pretzel bites but it was my birthday! I thought I deserved a break. I didn’t include all 18 toppings but I still think Michael Scott would be proud!
If you want to make your own pretzels, scroll down for my go-to recipe! If you want to take the lazy route, stop by the local soft-pretzel place as soon before your party as possible (or let’s be honest, have your boyfriend swing by for you - thanks Ryan!). For the longest time we didn’t have a soft pretzel place in town but we have a Mr. Pretzel in our mall now and it’s the best! To keep them warm while you’re waiting without them getting dried out I placed them stacked loosely on baking sheets with cooling racks (so they weren’t directly on the baking sheets) and rotated them in and out of an oven on the lowest setting. I also kept a casserole dish full of water on the bottom oven rack to keep things from getting too dry in there. This worked really well!
For the set-up I laid down kraft paper on my table so I could label the topping options. I stacked the cinnamon sugar pretzels on a cake-stand and the salted pretzels in a bowl to keep them separate.
Beer & cheese dip
I also left some veggies on the side, you know, in case anyone needed a break from pretzels.
I used this awesome beer cheese dip recipe from Take Two Tapas, minus the bread bowl. My go-to soft pretzel recipe is from All Recipes and you can find it here!
This was a super simple set-up and really fun - would definitely recommend for your next get together. And true to my personal brand, it makes a little bit of a mess!