Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Feeling crunchy

Quick! Get a look at these outrageously delicious pretzel snacks. My son Alex made them for us as a Christmas gift. A nearly empty jar is a good indicator of their irresistibility, wouldn't you say?.

We've been going through them like a house on fire. Every time I walked by the hubs, he was crunching. And the youngest was squirreling away handfuls at a time.

I say "we" to be polite. Actually, "they" have been devouring them. "I" needed the recipe so I could try some. Hellloooooooo, down there!!

If you'd like to make them, you'll need a 16 oz. bag of sourdough pretzels, 3/4 cup of olive oil, and one packet of ranch dressing. You can experiment with your own spice/herb blends. I liked the sharp spicy flavor of the original recipe: lemon pepper, cayenne, hot paprika, garlic powder, and dill.

In a bowl, mix the olive oil and the dry ranch dressing (which works as a binder). Add in the spices/herbs. I used about a teaspoon and a half of each. Whisk together. Break the pretzels into pieces, and put everything into a gallon-sized ziplock bag. Mix it around and let it marinate, so to speak. I let mine sit for a couple of hours.

Pour the coated pretzels into a baking pan and bake for ten to fifteen minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. Done and done.

There. That's better. Thanks, Al-e-pal.

17 comments:

Rachel said...

Sounds good, I may just have to try making these tomorrow. Hope your feeling better your in my prayers.

Janie Fox said...

Those look great. I better not make them. The pants need to be looser :)

Southern Gal said...

They look great, but I won't be making anymore goodies anytime soon. I'm with Janie.

Nancy said...

Sounds yummy. And there's a welcome lack of vegemite in the recipe :)

Jodi said...

Nancy, hey - don't knock the vegemite :)

Rachel - Hi! Long time no see. Thanks for the prayers xx

Jodi said...

C'mon girls - pretzels are fat-free, the olive oil is healthy fat, the rest is just plain tasty, not sugary ;)

Rayanne said...

Looks and sounds YUMMY!
Happy new year sweet friend!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Sounds like a delightful and tasty treat!

Stephanie Ann said...

These look delicious.

Pam said...

These look wonderful! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower. (Found you through A Lovely Thought.)

Lyndsay said...

I have a weakness for salty carbs. Oh my goodness do those look tasty!

Jennifer said...

Those look and sound yummy, Jodi! Might have to try them for my pretzel-lovin' guys this weekend. . .

Rosie said...

Those sound so good, Jodi :) I am going to have to make them~and soon!

emily wierenga said...

my tummy just growled.

Ostriches Look Funny said...

ohhhhhhhhhhh. yummy!

Joy Lake said...

"Every time I walked by the hubs, he was crunching. And the youngest was squirreling away handfuls at a time." Haha! Love it! Also love the "hello down there." It reminds me of Charlie Brown looking in his mailbox for a Christmas card.

Emily said...

You always have the most creative recipes!

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