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Garlic Herb Soft Pretzel Sticks

Garlic Herb Soft Pretzel Sticks – serve them in mini cups with cheese sauce!

Garlic Herb Soft Pretzel Sticks - serve them in mini cups with cheese sauce!
I sent a picture of these pretzels to my family to prove to them that I don’t only make desserts. I thought everyone would swoon and say “that looks so good!” Instead, I got a lot of “Uhh, what is THAT?” and a “Interesting..”

Come on family! So in case you can’t tell what ‘THAT’ is.. they are garlic herb soft pretzel sticks dipped in cheese sauce. Now will you swoon?

Garlic Herb Soft Pretzel Sticks - serve them in mini cups with cheese sauce!
I’ve been a little crazy about those mini glasses. Some people call them shot glasses, and I honestly thought they were just cute mini glasses, but then I did look at the box after a reader called them shot glasses and apparently the box calls them shot glasses too. But, I don’t drink any kind of beverage from them, so I’m going to stick with “cute mini glasses”.

Garlic Herb Soft Pretzel Sticks - serve them in mini cups with cheese sauce!
A few weeks ago I served up spicy dijon french fries in these cute mini glasses and they were a huge hit. They would be a great addition to any party or your game day spread. And because everyone gets there own glass, there is no double dipping to worry about.. wheww! And all of the germaphobes are happy :)

Since game day food has been on my brain (did you miss football week?!), I thought it would be fun to make pretzel sticks that could be served in mini glasses with cheese sauce. It’s a winning number. Now I just have to decide which I would grab off the food table first, the spicy dijon french fries or the garlic herb pretel stick? Good thing I have two hands :)

Garlic Herb Soft Pretzel Sticks - serve them in mini cups with cheese sauce!
Garlic Herb Soft Pretzel Sticks
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Total time:
Serves: 9-10 soft pretzels
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast, equal to one packet
  • 2 & 1/2 to 2 & 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp powdered garlic
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 tps salt
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, whisked with 2 tbsp warm water
  • Coarse sea salt or pretzel salt
  • Serve with hot cheese sauce, like Velveeta
  1. For full instructions visit [url href=”http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-soft-pretzels-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-195974″ target=”_blank”]The Kitchn[/url]. They have a very detailed tutorial called “[url href=”http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-soft-pretzels-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-195974″ target=”_blank”]how to make soft pretzels[/url]” with bright, helpful pictures. I followed the steps in their recipe, however be sure to add the garlic powder and Italian seasoning when adding the flour, sugar, and salt to the mixing bowl. Instead of forming the dough into the classic pretzel shape, form the dough into ropes, 5 inches long, twisting the dough to add a twisted texture. The recipe yielded 9-10 soft pretzel sticks.
  2. Serve the garlic herb soft pretzel sticks in mini cups with hot cheese sauce.

They are garlicky, herb-y, and cheesy. I say they are pretty delicious :)

Garlic Herb Soft Pretzel Sticks - serve them in mini cups with cheese sauce!


  1. Cute mini glasses or shot glasses, it doesn’t matter if it has hot cheese dip in the bottom for me to dip these yummy pretzel sticks.

  2. I love pretzels. I will have to try these. They look really good! Love your photos!

  3. Love the individual serving idea! Soft pretzels and cheese are always a hit around here!

  4. These pretzel sticks look fantastic!! I love these photos, and especially the “cute mini glasses”! Same thing I’d call them! :)

  5. Yes!! I will swoon!! I love all things pretzel, so I’m a sucker for these! I love the shooter idea! Those are adorable shot glasses… ahem, I mean mini glasses!! The presentation is such a great idea!

  6. That’s funny! I hope everyone liked them, after they tried them! My family is crazy about soft pretzels but I’ve yet to make a garlic version.

  7. I love soft pretzels..and gorgeous pics as always! Pinned!

  8. Lol, I am seriously cracking up over the “cute little glasses”. Hahaha!
    I think these look totally awesome. We all love pretzels so I think these need to happen!

  9. Mmmm….I adore garlic herb pretzels in little glasses! And I was just thinking of what little desserts you would post today but I will take pretzels any day ;)

  10. Totally loving these Beth, they look so good, I just want a whole batch for myself :)

  11. These pretzel sticks are such a great idea for a gameday appetizer! Pinned!

  12. Love the way you think, Beth! These pretzels look amazing and I love that I’d have my own portion of cheese sauce!

  13. Those look so good!!! I love a good pretzel dunked in cheese…and in a cute little glass? Perfect party food right there!!!

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