Football season is essentially over for Denver fans.
But, hey, good news…I heard the NFL still has a Superbowl even if your favorite team loses. So that means there will still be a big game and they will still play the funny commercials on TV. People still throw parties and they will still watch the halftime show…and if the halftime show is horrible, people ALWAYS flock to the kitchen to eat snacks. You still need some good snack ideas!
That’s how my brain works. You’ve been warned. Sorry, not sorry.
I’ve got a recipe for Buffalo wing flavored pretzel sticks. It is an appetizing snack recipe that you can whip up the day before the game and then set them out in front of the TV for all those football fanatics to munch on mindlessly.
I am a big fan of Frank’s Red Hot sauce and all buffalo sauces in general. I am a big wimp when it comes to eating spicy food and Red Hot is like the perfect amount of spicy and vinegar-y for my timid little taste buds. Buffalo is my kind of hot…and I tend to get a little crazy with it. This recipe is a mix of buffalo sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and spices you have in your cabinet that get drizzled over a bag of pretzel sticks. Sounds good, eh?
Just a heads up, I do feel like these pretzels taste better a day after you make them because the flavor gets a chance to soak in a bit overnight. Kind of like when you make Chex Mix…you trackin’?
Buffalo Pretzel Sticks
- 1/2 cup (one stick) butter
- 2/3 cup buffalo wing sauce (I like Frank’s Red Hot)
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce (OR 1 tablespoon of soy sauce + 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice + 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to substitute for 2 tablespoons Worcestershire)
- 2 teaspoons of onion powder
- 2 teaspoons of garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 15 oz bag of pretzel sticks
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees (F).
- In a small saucepan, melt butter, buffalo sauce, and Worcestershire sauce over low heat, stirring frequently.
- Add onion powder, garlic salt, seasoned salt, and cayenne pepper to saucepan and stir.
- Cook mixture for 5 minutes.
- Empty bag of pretzels into a large bowl.
- Drizzle pretzels with butter sauce mixture and toss until evenly coated.
- Place pretzels onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes.
- Flip and stir pretzels after every 10 minutes for 30 minutes. (3 times)
- Serve next to fresh cut celery, carrots, and ranch dipping sauce, if you prefer.
**Pretzels taste most flavorful when baked a day prior to eating. Bake and store in a sealed container overnight.