Monday, January 30, 2012

Cinnamon-Sugar Pretzels

Who doesn't love a crunchy sweet & salty snack!  Disclaimer:  This is absolutely not a healthy snack...but it's tasty!  And probably not as unhealthy as, say, these Sticky Muffin Buns, or these Ooey-Gooey Butterscotch Brownies, or even these easy Ten-Minute Caramels.  They are, however, just as easy as the ten-minute caramels, but they have more baking time.

Start with:
2/3-cup vegetable oil
1/2-cup sugar
1-tsp cinnamon
(mix these together--I just used the liquid measuring cup I used to measure out the oil)

1 bag pretzels
(put these in an oven-safe dish or roasting pan)

Pour the oil mixture over the pretzels and give it a stir...

Throw it in the oven (at 300 degrees).

Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every ten minutes.

And you're done!!  Wait for a few seconds minutes for these to cool before scarfing them up.  These are good cool, but I really liked them when they were still warm from the oven.  

THE FINAL REVIEW:  It was a great (once in a while) snack.  When I saw these on Pinterest it looked like the sugar had caramelized into a kind of toffee, and it didn't (at least when I tried it).  The sugar was definitely just as granular as it started, and it didn't really melt over the pretzels like I was expecting it to.  I had extra sugar and oil in the bottom of my dish after baking these for about 40 minutes, so I wish I had used the entire bag (I used about 3/4 of the bag).  Overall these were good, but I think next time I have a hankering for something sweet & salty I'll try these pretzels instead.

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1 comment:

  1. I'm lovinG both the cake and the pretzels ideas. They look so tasty!