The perfect vessel for wild flavor combinations both sweet and savory, the soft pretzel is a force to be reckoned with—but this crew of bloggers manage to make it look easy. These four recipes to try and love deviate only slightly (and only in the most delicious ways) from the traditional, salted-and-twisted soft pretzels of your childhood.
First, Mel from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe offers up a recipe for rich, soft pretzel rolls from scratch that we can’t wait to pair with our favorite hot soup recipes and wrap beautifully around cold cuts and hamburgers.
These delightful dusted pretzel bites from Tonia at The Gunny Sack are a perfectly convincing copycat of one much-loved mall-frequenting pretzel purveyor. We love the dusting of powdered sugar, but these would be equally delicious rolled in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar.
Sporting the easily recognized shape of a traditional soft pretzel, but laced with a little something extra, this recipe from Carrian at Oh, Sweet Basil could very well be the savory snack of our dreams. These Cheese Stuffed Pretzels feature extra-sharp Cheddar, a perfect complement to the mellow, buttery flavor of homemade pretzel dough.
You had us at Nutella. These pillowy morsels are finished with a surprise sweet filling. Thanks to Jessica at A Million Moments, you’re looking at our brand new go-to favorite means of administering that dreamy chocolate-hazelnut confection. And don’t worry, Jessica’s post is complete with plenty of tips for easy filling technique.