Here is a great recipe for a homemade snack. These Smoked Seasoned Pretzels are the perfect munchies snack for the holidays, game days, or really any day! Ditch the popcorn and whip up a batch of these smoked seasoned pretzels! It’s super easy and only takes 45 minutes to season and serve up a big bowl of pretzels!
If you are looking for some other awesome munchies for your game day gang or anytime you have some friends and family over, why not check out these great Beef and Sausage Sliders, for something a little spicy, try these Smoked Jalapeno Poppers! If wings are more your speed these Crispy BBQ Chicken Wings are a sure winner!
The great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t take all day! You can impart some great smoky flavor into your pretzels in about 30 minutes! Oh, and the garlic and parmesan add such a pop of flavor too!
What do you need to make Smoked Season Pretzels?
This recipe only requires 5 ingredients; that’s it! It’s so simple, yet the flavors are going to knock your socks off! You could switch up the spices a little if you like, but this recipe is so good I don’t think you will want to after you taste them!
- Square pretzels
- Parmesan cheese, grated
- Garlic, minced
- Garlic, granulated
How Do you make smoked seasoned pretzels?
To make the best-smoked pretzels, you want to start by preheating your smoker to 250 degrees F. Next place the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20 seconds at a time until the butter is completely melted.
Add the grated parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and granulated garlic to the melted butter and mix well. Then, add the pretzels to the bowl and gently fold them into the butter until they are all well coated in the butter mixture.
Spread the pretzels out on a large baking sheet (you can use a large disposable foil tray if you prefer). It’s okay if you have the pretzels stacked on top of each other. Place the tray into your smoker. I like to use fruit wood like apple or cherry to smoke these pretzels. But you can experiment with any type of wood you like.
Smoke the pretzels for about 30 minutes. Remove the tray from the smoker. You may need to loosen the pretzels with a spatula as they may be stuck together after smoking. If you have spread the pretzels out in a thin layer and they are not overlapping, you will want to check them after about 20 minutes. You don’t want them to burn or get blackened.
CAN I MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS?
Absolutely you can! Why not try to substitute another seasoning or spices for the ingredients I have used. For example, you could make it a little spicy by adding some cayenne. You could toss in some ranch seasoning or garnish with some fresh dill weed to add a different flavor to your pretzels.
You could even use other types of pretzels if you can’t find the square type. The small traditional twist style of pretzels will work fine. I would avoid the pretzel sticks or the large traditional-shaped pretzels. You want the holes to be small so that they will catch the seasoning and it will adhere better to the pretzels.
If you don’t mind forgoing the smoky flavor and are just looking to serve some great-tasting seasoned pretzels, you could even make these in your oven. Follow the same procedure for preparing and roasting as you would if you are smoking them.
See how the seasoning and grated parmesan cheese stick in the small holes. This is why these little pretzel bites are so good!
Can I make them in advance?
Of course, you can make them in advance. They will keep well for 3-4 days in an air-tight container on your counter, if they last that long! Alternatively, you can put them in the freezer; they will last for a month or 2 without any problems. Make sure you remove them from the freezer at least a couple of hours before serving. They don’t take long to thaw.
These great-tasting snacks are perfect for any occasion, from those special holiday events to game day snacks to a special snack for your family anytime! I think you need to try this recipe; your snacking family and friends are going to thank you!
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- 1 Pound Butter Snap Pretzels (1 bag)
- 1 Stick Unsalted Butter (½ cup)
- ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
- Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees using fruitwood like an apple or cherry.
- Place the butter in a large bowl and microwave it for about a minute or until fully melted.
- Add the parmesan, minced garlic, and granulated garlic to the butter and mix well.
- Add the pretzels to the bowl and gently fold them until fully and evenly coated in the mixture.
- Spread on a baking sheet (it’s ok if they are piled on top of each other) and place on your smoker grate.
- Smoke for 30 minutes, serve, and enjoy!
Store in an air-tight container on your counter for 3 days or keep in the freezer for 2 months.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.