For day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas Snacktivities, I will be sharing one of my husband’s favorite treats:
Cinnamon Sugar Vanilla Pretzels! These are kind of a joke to make… as in they are easy… like all my snacktivities are 😉
I got this idea and adapted the recipe from this website I found through Pinterest.
This really is as easy as opening up a bag of pretzels and coating it with a few magical ingredients. I used the same ratios as the original recipe, but I melted some butter (vegan margarine) instead of using oil, and I added some vanilla to make them extra special.
Here is the recipe:
-1 bag of pretzels (16 oz)
-2/3 cup melted butter
-½ cup sugar
-2 tsp cinnamon
-2 tsp vanilla extract (Just use the cheap fake stuff- I saw America’s Test Kitchen do a taste test and the fake stuff won every time! In my opinion the real stuff is only necessary if it has those lil vanilla bean flecks in it and you are using it for icing or ice cream.)
So preheat your oven to 300 degrees, and get mixing!
Step 1: Mix everything together in a bowl.
Step 2: Spread on a single layer on a baking sheet.
Step 3: Bake at 300 degrees for around 20 minutes. Stir em around every 7 mins.
SIDE NOTE- these things smell SO GOOD when they are baking. (I know I said there would be no baking in my snacktivities, but this doesn’t count right!?!?! It’s more like creating an air freshener while waiting for your snack to be done…)
Step 4: Let cool and enjoy! They are so delicious. I want to eat them all. These would make a pretty cute little food gift- they’re kinnnda gourmet if you ask me!
Just stick a handful in a clear bag, add a candy cane and bow, take a cruddy picture and there you go!
WASN’T THAT EASY?!!?!? Well I’ve got 9 more to share with ya! So come back everyday from now until December 12th to get in on all the snacktivity action!
And again, here is a link to the table of contents, which is slowly growing as we get closer to the 12th, for easy access to all my festive treats of easy deliciousness!