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Pretzels are just that classic old-fashioned snack that I honestly cannot get enough of. That salty, crunchy goodness isn’t just reserved for a quick snack; repurpose those pretzels in the pantry and use them in your next dish. Ground up, pretzels add a crunch factor that beats breadcrumbs, and pretzels’ salty edge counters the sweetness in any dessert. Look to any of the recipes below to repurpose this classic pastime snack.

Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken


A chicken tender is one thing, but how about a chicken tender that’s coated in a salty, crunchy pretzel coating and served with a tangy-sweet honey mustard sauce? Pretty good, right? That’s what we’ve got for you here, but there’s other good news too. This recipe also includes some honey mustard kissed potato wedges and everything bakes up on the same sheet pan. It’s one seriously delicious sheet pan dinner.

No-Bake Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Bars


When a craving for something sweet hits, but you don’t feel like diving into a baking project, this easy no-bake treat has got you covered. And they’ll do more than just crush your craving for something sweet – they’re salty and chewy and crunchy too even though they only use three ingredients. They’ve got it all and they take mere minutes to make! (And you need little more than your microwave and something to stir with.)

Beer and Pretzel Casserole

Beer pretzel casserole
It’s no secret that we love casseroles here at 12 Tomatoes. They are easy, often cheesy, and so warm and filling. What’s not to love? Sometimes, however, I get stuck in a rut with casseroles. I’ll always love tater tot casserole and chicken and wild rice casserole, but sometimes I want to try something totally out of the norm. Well, I found just the recipe to share with you today!
This Beer and Pretzel Casserole is perfect for game day, potlucks, and get-togethers. It’s something a little different that I’m sure you’re going to love! With soft pretzels, bratwursts, cheese, and an array of delicious spices, this is one recipe you’ll want to double!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Cookies


You know we love a good, old-fashioned no-bake cookie, but instead of using rolled oats in today’s no-bake recipe, we swapped a different breakfast cereal and a popular snack item into the ingredient list. No oats to be seen here, just rice crispies and pretzels and chocolate chips, all bound together by a tasty sea salt vanilla sugar mixture. Sounds pretty good, right?? It is!

Pretzel Top Biscuits


Buttermilk biscuits are really great. Soft pretzels are really great. So why not bring them together into a baked good that’s a little bit of both? Our Pretzel Top Biscuits are just that – a flaky, fluffy affair with a salty pretzel-washed top. They’re as good dipped into nacho cheese as they are slathered with butter, which means you can enjoy them as a game day snack or a dinner side. Or just go ahead and enjoy them for both – they’re that good.

Chocolate Pretzel Pecan Pie


Everyone has a favorite holiday pie. Mine happens to be pumpkin. To be honest, I often find pecan pie to be too cloying, too one-note. Until this version, that is. See, this version has a few special additions that balance it out beautifully. Thanks to some salty pretzels and pecans (and some chocolate), it’s a pie that’s the epitome of the perfect balance of sweet and salty.

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