My girlfriend loves to bake, and I love to help (especially with the eating part.) Together we decided to make an instructable for one of  our favorite Halloween snacks. Delicious, warm, cinnamon and sugar pumpkin pretzels are fun to make on a cold October night.

Step 1: Gather the Goods

These pretzels are super delicious and really fun to make! Start by gathering all of your ingredients (as with most projects, a beer or other beverage compliments the process well... we decided to sample a few pumpkin beers.)

For the Pretzels
2 teaspoons baker’s yeast
½ teaspoon white sugar
½ cup warm (not boiling) water
1/3 cup of pumpkin puree (canned or home-made)
1 teaspoon
¼ cup of sugar
Pinch of salt
2 – 2.5 cups all-purpose flour

For the Baking Soda Wash
1 cup of hot water
1/8 cup of baking soda

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping
2 tablespoons of melted butter
4 tablespoons of white sugar
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
½ tablespoon of nutmeg
½ teaspoon of cloves
Can pumpkin pie filling from the store be used instead ?
<p>Most pumpkin recipes say not to use pie filling when the recipe calls for pumpkin puree. The pie filling will have sugar and maybe spices and it might not be the same consistency (too watery). But the pumpkin police will not be visiting your neighborhood so do what you need to do! Just let us know what happened!</p>
GarthBock, <br>Of course! As stated in the ingredients, canned or homemade are both good options. I have also been thinking that different pulps might also be good in this... maybe another sweet squash like butternut? I hope this helps!
I know that cooked sweet potato actually makes for a very good substitute for pumpkin puree.
Mmmm, looks delicious. I'm going to have to try this at some point...
very cool
I like pumpkin :)) <br>

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