I have a SIL who is a chef. That is very handy let me tell you because she makes some amazing things. How she continues to be the size of a peanut is beyond me. And personally it isn’t fair. But it is what it is.
I call her The Chef. She is a genius in the kitchen. You might remember Jana’s Doo Dads. If you haven’t made these then shame on you because they are glorious. I wish that I had some right now. But it is 90F outside and I had to turn the A/C on today so the thought of firing up the broiler isn’t too exciting.
But, I wanted to relay this recipe to you because…….
Well because I love each and every one of you and I want you to be happy and these will make you happy. And addicted to them. Oh so addicted.
You will need…….
Dump all of the pretzels into a large baking pan. It needs to have high sides because you are going to be stirring the pretzels around every once in a while while they cook and you don’t want them jumping off of the baking sheet and into the oven.
Not that I would know about that or anything.
Then you want to mix all those lovely ingredients together and….
Pour them all over the pretzels. Oh yes. And then you want to take some kind of utensil and stir the pretzels all around and let them bath in the lovely mixture. Let them get to know each other and start dating.
Do not be concerned by the fact that there is a lot of butter in the bottom of the pan. Believe me when I tell you that by the end of the cooking process it will all have been sucked up by those thirsty pretzels.
Then stick the whole thing in the oven at 250F. Set the timer for this amount of time…
Please overlook the absolute filth that seems to be covering my timer. You would think that I was taking part in the taping of “How Clean is Your House” which happens to be one of my favorites.
At any rate. Let the pretzels bake for 15 minutes and then give them a good stir. Do this again in another 15 minutes and then another and then another. Until you have let them bake for an hour.
And then comes the hard part. After you take them out of the oven and let them cool down you need to put them in an airtight container or bag and…..
Oh I hate to say it.
You may not eat them for 24 hours. I know it will be hard but believe me when I tell you that you and the pretzels will be better for it. They need the time to really meld together. Think of it as a pretzel/butter/spice honeymoon. You wouldn’t disturb the newlyweds on their honeymoon would you?
I didn’t think so.
But your cardiologist might not.
Link –> Jana’s Pretzel Nibbles <- Link