Friday, January 17, 2014

Foodie Friday: Cinnamon Roll Pretzels

Isn't it funny when you try so hard to be good, but that only ends up getting you into more trouble. Take the other day for example. The girls and I went to Panera for lunch. I opted to have water with my soup and sandwich and not get a bakery item. Well, that completely backfired on me as I only ended up craving some sort of sugary carby treat. And sometimes I strongly dislike the fact that I can bake and usually have the ingredients to do so in my house. But really in the end, the craving and baking are all to your advantage, because that is how this totally delicious, totally not anything you need but you are really going to want it, treat was born. Enjoy!

I started with this awesome quick pretzel recipe from Imperial Sugar. Once you get your pretzels shaped, you will want to continue here:

Cinnamon Roll Pretzels:

-2 T cinnamon
-6 T brown sugar
-8 T melted butter, divided

1. Brush tops of pretzels with 4 T melted butter.
2. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and dip each pretzel into the mixture. (I sprinkled it on top, but got some on the pan and it was a bit messy. If you have difficulty with dipping, feel free to sprinkle.)
3. Finish the pretzels off by drizzling the remaining 4 T butter on top of the cinnamon sugar topping.
4. Bake pretzels at 450 for 6 minutes. Change heat to broil and continue baking an additional 2-4 minutes. Keep a close eye as sugar topping can burn easily and quickly.
5. Remove pretzels from oven and allow to cool on a baking rack.

-1 ounce cream cheese
-1/8 c softened butter
-3/4 c powdered sugar
-1/2 T milk
-1/4 t vanilla

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
2. Once pretzels have cooled a bit, drizzle with frosting mixture.

1 comment :

  1. So impressed with your pretzels! We've tried making them so many times and they always turn out horrible for some reason. I'll save your recipe to try again!