Recipes to Celebrate National Pretzel Day


Did you know that April 26th is National Pretzel Day? Yuh-huh. It sure is. If you’re anything like me, you don’t really NEED an excuse to snack but having one doesn’t hurt. When we changed our eating habits a few years ago, we tried to find snacks that suited our taste buds without killing our caloric pocketbook. Pretzels were one of those solutions. We almost always have them around because Miss K is a fanatic about pretzels. Rold Gold Cheddar Tiny Twists are her snack of choice – both at home and at school. When we run out, she reminds us we need to restock.

Of course, pretzels are great for more than just snacking. They also add texture and flavor to a variety of recipes. As you can see from the video, Frito-Lay Executive Chef Jody Denton shares some ways that he likes to enjoy pretzels. While a few sound pretty awesome, I’m most intrigued by chocolate-dipped pretzel ice cream sandwiches. Uhhh. YUM! Most of Chef Denton’s Rold Gold recipes utilize whole pretzels. I’ve rounded up (like with the avocado recipes) a handful of fun and delicious recipes from some of my colleagues… many who see the value in crushing them up!

Pretzels make a great snack but they're also add texture and flavor to a variety of recipes. Check out these 9 fun recipes. -

Row 1
Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies from Fantastical Sharing or Recipes
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert from Just Short of Crazy
Teddy Graham Trail Mix from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

Row 2
Strawberry Pretzel Parfait from A Few Shortcuts
Snack Mix Popcorn Balls from Gator Mommy Reviews
Easy Pretzel Chicks from Mission: to Save

Row 3
Reindeer Sugar Cookies from Two Kids and a Coupon
Chia Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites from Koupon Krazed

Row 4
Buffalo Chex Mix from Fantastical Sharing of Recipes

Hopefully these recipes will get your creative juices flowing. Add Pretzel Thins, the latest line of Rold Gold products, to the ingredient list and the possibilities are even wider! Think you would be interested in trying them out? Enter our giveaway for a “Break Happy” kit that includes (6) bags of Pretzel Thins, a $25 iTunes gift card, jasmine-scented soy candle and a “break happy” inspirational poster.
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What is your favorite way to enjoy pretzels? For snacking or in a recipe?


About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

51 comments on «Recipes to Celebrate National Pretzel Day»

  1. Thanks so much for including my Chicks in the roundup! Definitely will have to try that Strawberry desert too!

  2. I love round ups like this and honestly had no idea it was pretzel day. Now I feel obligated to have some form of a pretzel today!

  3. Louida says:

    Thanks for the round up. I’m not really a pretzel fan but these snacks looks like they would be good. I know my daughters would love them!

  4. Michelle says:

    National pretzel day huh? There’s a day for everything! And who doesn’t love pretzels. Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies look like I could die and go to heaven, definitely need to try those!

    PS, I love roundups! Great article

  5. Angelica says:

    Those all look so good! I’m going to HAVE to try out those carmel pretzels, too good to resist!

  6. Tons of great recipes for pretzels, thank you for sharing 🙂

  7. Brandi says:

    Yum, caramel pretzels. Didn’t know there was a national pretzel day 🙂

  8. Jessie C. says:

    Love the pretzel recipes, super helpful.

  9. These are great recipes! Thank you so uch for sharing, we love new things to do with pretzels!

  10. Hanan says:

    I want to make those salted caramel pretzel cookies. Everything sounds yummy though!

  11. Rosey says:

    Me and the kids love pretzels! That’s a fun giveaway, I’m all entered. 🙂 Thanks for hosting.

  12. Debra says:

    I had no idea it was pretzel day. I really love pretzel buns for burgers or sandwiches.

  13. Pretzels compliment so many things. I really like the salt combo with chocolate.

  14. Those Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites sound delicious! I love making fun desserts with pretzels.

  15. Melissa says:

    Oh, YUM! This is definitely a holiday I can celebrate. Thanks for the round-up.

  16. We love pretzels! We tried the Pretzel Thins and they’re great!

  17. Awesome recipes! I love the idea of using them as part of something else and being an appetizer and handheld snack.

  18. Chelsea says:

    I love pretzels! The strawberry pretzel parfait sounds so tasty. Thanks for sharing these recipes!

  19. Liz Mays says:

    Pretzels are my favorite snack, so I’ll eat them in every one of these. They all sound great!

  20. Mickey says:

    We love pretzels! I just copied the recipe for dessert bars with pretzels and plan to make them soon. Yum! 🙂

  21. veronica says:

    I sometimes have to laugh at the things that they have a special celebratory day for….pretzel being one of them. It is silly but fun and definitely draws you in to participate. I recently celebrated national left hand day……my son and bf are left handed 🙂

  22. I love pretzels. Had no idea there was a National Pretzel Day. I like soft pretzels dipped in mustard, or sweet mustard sauce. Yum!

  23. Keikilani says:

    Great round up of recipes! I didn’t know there was a Pretzel Day!

  24. Emily says:

    yum! I didn’t know it was pretzel day… but we love them! I entered the fab giveaway, thanks!!

  25. Tracey says:

    I had no idea there was a national pretzel day! These recipes are awesome.

  26. I’ve always loved the chick and ducks on pretzels. The cookies sound awesome too!

  27. Dina says:

    I love pretzels. I’d love to try the salted caramel ones!

  28. LaTanya says:

    The three cheese sounds good

  29. How cute are the pretzel chicks???

  30. I love how versatile pretzels are! The pretzel chicks look cute!

  31. I had no idea there was such a day. But I would celebrate it by making homemade pretzels and cheese dip – YUM!

  32. Christie says:

    Yay for pretzel day! And thanks for the giveaway. YUM

  33. LaVonne says:

    I love pretzels! A round up of pretzel recipes is a genius idea. Thanks!

  34. Toni says:

    Oh man all those recipes sound delish. I know I love pretzels so I am going to have to try some of these.

  35. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as National Pretzel Day! We love pretzels though! 🙂

  36. Debi says:

    I just heard on the radio of a bakery that made a chocolate chip cookie inside of a soft pretzel. I am dying to try it.

  37. I didn’t know about pretzel day! Very neat!

  38. Soha Molina says:

    I can’ wait to try the pretzels.

  39. I’m not a huge pretzel fan but these recipes sure give them an interesting twist!

  40. I love pretzels. They are one of my favorite snacks. I have never considered any of those recipes but they sound great.

  41. Krystal says:

    I love dipping pretzels in melted cheese! It’s so good. Thanks for sharing these recipes!

  42. debra p says:

    I didn’t realize you could do so many things with pretzels. I love them.

  43. Marina says:

    We love dipping pretzels in peanut butter spread and chocolate spread. Yum!

  44. sharon says:

    great ideas here on how to use pretzels in other recipes

  45. Great ideas for new snacks using Pretzels!

  46. Jamie says:

    YUM!! Going to save these recipes to try. I so wish I could learn to make the pretzels like they have at the fair, the big, warm, soft ones! Up here in the mountains at high altitude, they never come out right. 🙁

  47. My family loves pretzels. Thanks for the great ideas!

  48. Deborah says:

    Pretzels and chocolate! 🙂

  49. nicole dz says:

    Pretzels are my favorite snack. I like them with peanut butter in between and then dipped in dark chocolate! YUM!

  50. Lesa Jones says:

    I love the varieties of ways chef makes the pretzels.

  51. Micaya says:

    I might have to try some of these recipes.

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