Spicy Honey Mustard Hard Pretzels

Hard pretzels seasoned with spicy mustard and honey make a great snack for any occasion. Add a little extra heat if you are feeling bold!

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Periodically throughout my job search I find myself contemplating the idea of going back to school for something. I say “something” because that’s where my train of thought loses its rationality. I cannot imagine any other venue in which I would want to pursue a career. Before grad school I had actually considered Pharmacy school or even a dual PharmD/PhD. Since graduating I have thought of going back for the PharmD but there’s no enthusiasm there. Then there was the idea getting a masters degree to be a PA or Med Tech because I find TONS of job postings for those positions, but again just doesn’t get my motor going. The bright side of this thought process is that it means I am already looking in the right field of work for me (and those 7 years of grad school were not pointless), I just have to find the job. But finding the job has not proven to be an easy task, therefore causing these thoughts of going back to school. Oh the cyclic nature of this story.

Going along with the theme of recurrences I made yet another version of seasoned hard pretzels. They are so easy to make and difficult to resist. This one was inspired by the expansive supply of El Diablo spicy mustards I received for July’s Burger Month. I also added a little bit of honey to give these some sweet heat. Surprisingly my dad enjoyed them which means they were not overly spicy (or maybe he’s growing more tolerant of spicy foods since I’ve been around), so depending on what kind of mustard you use and how spicy you prefer the pretzels you may want to add some cayenne pepper powder.

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One year ago: Bananas Foster Mini Cheesecakes

Two years ago: Spaghetti Squash with White Cheddar Cheese Sauce

SPICY HONEY MUSTARD HARD PRETZELS

Serves 8

Ingredients:

1 lb. bag of hard pretzels, broken into pieces

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup spicy mustard (I used El Diablo Hot & Spicy jalapeno mustard)

1-1/2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp mustard powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or silicone baking mat). Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, mustard,honey, and mustard powder. Place pretzels in a large bowl. Pour oil mixture over pretzels and toss until evenly coated.
  3. Spread the pretzels on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 50 minutes, stirring the pretzels two or three times during baking. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

Source: Adapted from Spicy Ranch Seasoned Hard Pretzels and Country Cleaver.

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