You’d think it would be easy to cook from the Friends’ Cookbook once a week. But my sister is getting married in three months, and I have a dress fitting (ugh) coming up. Any chance I get to cook for other people, I take. So even though my hostess told me that she didn’t need any more snacks for the Super Bowl party, I took the opportunity to whip up Spicy Pretzels.
The difficult part of this recipe was breaking up the pretzels. You stir together a few ingredients, drizzle the mixture over the broken pretzels, and bake in a slow oven. They were goooooood. Not too spicy, sort of a slow burn.
Although I stirred them frequently, not all of the pretzels absorbed the “marinade.” I think if I made these again (and if I’m invited back, I will–the hostess loved them) I’d toss the pretzels with the marinade instead of pouring the mixture over the pretzels as called for in the recipe. There can’t be enough of the spice combination on these pretzels for me.
These were a big hit on a day when there was plenty of snack food to choose from. Even people who aren’t into spicy foods liked them…although you will occasionally get a pretzel that seems to have absorbed more cayenne than any other spice. A winner!