I have always wanted to make these. After I got my heart transplant I couldn't cook for ~4 months and this was one of the first things I made. If you noticed some of the pictures are missing, it is because my Anti-Rejection medication sometimes causes severe hand tremors. In this instructable I made Honey Mustard and Ranch, enjoy the recipe.
Step 1: Ingredients snd Equipment
• Rimmed Cookie Sheets
• Bowl with lid
• Measuring Cups
• Measuring Spoons
• 4-4 1/2 cups Pretzels, we use pretzel rods or sourdough nuggets broken into pieces
• Seasoning (ideas below)
• 1/2 cup oil
• 4 tablespoons of seasoning
• 1/6-1/4 cup Oil
• 1/6-1/4 cup Sauce/Liquid
• 1/3-1/2 cup Canola Oil or Olive Oil
• 5 tablespoons honey
• 3 1/4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
• 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
• 1 tsp lemon juice
Alternative Honey Mustard
• 1/4 cup Canola Oil or Olive Oil
• 1/4 cup Traditional Yellow Mustard
• 2 tsp Ground Mustard
• 1 1/3 Tbsp Honey
• 1 tsp lemon juice
Step 2: Crush The Pretzels
Preheat the oven to 250. Crush the pretzel rods or sourdough nuggets into small pieces no larger than ~1"^3. You will need ~4-4 1/2 cups of pretzel pieces.
Step 3: Mix The Seasonings
In a measuring cup, whisk together all the seasoning ingredients. Make sure the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the oil and if you are using a liquid seasoning the oil needs to be evenly distributed throughout the sauce. In the pictures I am making Ranch Pretzel Pieces (Powder) and Honey Mustard Pretzel Pieces (Liquid).
Step 4: Combine The Pretzels With The Seasoning
Toss the pretzels/pretzel pieces with whisked mixture in the large bowl, until they are all evenly coated.
Step 5: Place Pretzel Pieces On A Rimmed Baking Sheet
Place pretzels on a lightly sprayed rimmed baking sheet and lightly sprinkle with salt, optional, and lightly spray pretzels with a light coating of oil.
Step 6: Bake At 250
Bake in a preheated oven for 30-60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until the pretzels return to the hard pretzel density and the coating is solid and not sticky/damp.