These Sweet and Spicy Pretzel Bites are the perfect combination of sweetness and touch of spice and are sure to be a hit at your next get together!
When planning what food to serve at Emily’s Birthday party last weekend, I wanted one final dish that everyone could easily grab and munch on throughout the party. When I came upon this recipe on Crazy for Crust I knew this was exactly what I was looking for!
Not only was it quick and easy, but I could make it a few days before the party, which would cut down on the last minute party scramble! Just what I needed!
I was a little hesitant about adding black pepper and cayenne pepper together with cinnamon and ginger… but was intrigued enough to try it out and I’m soon glad I did! I don’t usually like really spicy foods, but this just had a little kick at the end, which made you want to go back for more! The entire bowl was gone before the party was over, so clearly it was a hit among others as well.
This is definitely on my “make again” list for future parties or just as a fun snack during the week. It was so easy to make and I usually have all the ingredients on hand, which is just a bonus.
If you don’t have pretzel nuggets or can’t find them at the store, I’m sure the recipe would work just as well with mini pretzel twists. I hope you find this recipe just as interesting as I did and find time to make it for your next get together. You won’t be sorry and I’m sure you’ll get many recipe requests for it, just like I did!
- 5 cups pretzel nuggets
- 6 Tbs. maple syrup
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tsp .salt
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp. cayenne
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ginger
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a large jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Put the pretzels on the pan and when the oven comes to temperature, place them in the oven for about 4 minutes. The pretzels should be warm.
- While the pretzels are in the oven, pour the maple syrup in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients: sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne, cinnamon and ginger. Stir to combine.
- When the pretzels are done, pour them into the large bowl with maple syrup and mix well so all of the pretzels are coated. Then sprinkle on the sugar/spice mixture. Give the mixture a good stir to thoroughly combine.
- Pour the pretzels back on the parchment lined jelly roll pan to cool, which takes about 30 minutes. Store mixture in a zip-lock bag or tupperware container.
*Recipe adapted from Crazy for Crust