Alton Brown is a culinary rockstar.
Or more accurately, Alton Brown is a Food Network Star.
His pretzel recipe is by far the best I have ever tasted in my entire life. They are seriously just as good or better than any mall pretzel you have ever sunk you teeth into.
His 5 star pretzel rating with 514 reviews all tell the same story.
I didn’t want to mess with a great thing, so I added my equally great Cheesy Jalapeno Ranch Dip and turned his pretzels into bites.
And to be completely honest, turning the pretzels into bites wasn’t entirely intentional.
After rolling my first 2 mounds of pretzel dough into 24 inch long sticks for what seemed like ages, I really had no desire to complete 6 more. So I scratched the pretzel idea, and decided to turn the dough into bites – which means 1/2 the length of the “sticks” which means 1/2 the rolling!
My forearms squealed for joy!
And I am sure your forearms would have too – if in fact, forearms could squeal.
First and foremost, they have a greater ratio of exterior to interior than regular pretzels, which means more salted golden goodness – IN YOUR MOUTH!
And they are super cute. And its more fun to eat anything that’s cute.
And they are more fun to dip.
And they are more fun to pop in your mouth….pretzel bite after pretzel bite after pretzel bite.
Which is super convenient because then you can drown each pretzel bite in as much melty Cheesy Jalapeno Ranch Dip as your guiltless heart desires.
Addicting pretzels + addicting dip = Joy
Recipe Source: Cheese Sauce Original Carlsbad Cravings Creation; Pretzel dough adapted from Food Network
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