The Chesapeake Pretzels!

Better known as “The Crab Pretzel” !!

I have always loved the Chesapeake chips especially when using them to dive into some creamy and cheesy crab dip. Thats the best! Although, I truly am such a seafood girly. These pretzels are exactly that except well, it’s a pretzel. Normally, I’m more of a chip girl when it comes to snacking unless we’re talking soft pretzels, then thats a totally different story. However, I adore everything seasoned and anything that comes with a dipping sauce such as these infamous little twists. These Old Bay flavored munchies are incredible for movie and game nights, pool snacks, beach days, and road trips to your favorite deluxe resort for vacation. Aside from them being insanely delectable, they’re super, super easy to make!

You can’t make these pretzels without the wonderful old bay butter.

Ingredients for the butter:

  • One and 1/4 sticks of butter.
  • 1 tablespoon of Old Bay hot sauce.
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of thyme.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dill weed.
  • Five dashes of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Two tablespoons of honey.
  • A squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Season with seasoned salt, freshly cracked black pepper, paprika, and a dash of garlic powder. (all to taste depending on preference)

Once the butter is finished simmering for just five minutes let it cool for another five and pour it all over the pretzels. Mix everything around for a few until the butter mixture is covering every individual pretzel.

Pile the pretzels on two baking or cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

  • Your kitchen will seriously be smelling like a Chesapeake dream.

These Old Bay pretzels are fabulous on their own, but to make them even more amazing I created a Chesapeake aioli and ooo baby, baby they were GOOD!

Aioli recipe:

  • 1/2 cup of good mayonnaise.
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard.
  • 1/2 tablespoon of horseradish.
  • A few dashes of Worcestershire sauce.
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Old Bay hot sauce.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of honey.
  • Season with seasoned salt, freshly cracked black pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. (to taste)

Making the dip is optional but honestly, it takes this “crab pretzel” experience to a whole new level. If you’re the type of person that feels as though this type of flavor is a little strong for you, have no fear! This recipe is completely different from anything you’ve ever tasted. Nothing about it is overwhelming or intoxicating. It’s perfect is every way that a snacker could imagine!



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Deb says:

    Love to snack on pretzels but this is definitely a step up recipe 👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It absolutely is!!


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