Cheddar Pretzel Bites

The reason I made such a big batch of these cheddar pretzel bites isn’t because I needed a huge amount for a family get-together. Sure, I needed some, but not a ton. Nope, I made a big batch because I wanted more for myself. Sorry, but it’s true. I was being selfish, but for a good reason. I love them. Crunchy, a bit buttery, and definitely cheesy.
Cheddar Pretzel BitesYou don’t have to use pretzels to make these cheddar bites. If you prefer, any cracker will do, specially oyster crackers or saltines. Just don’t substitute something that is strongly flavored and might not go well with the cheddar. That would make for a bowl of sadness.

Also check out my balsamic, pizza,and spicy garlic ranch, and Buffalo Ranch pretzel bites! They are all out of this world good too!

Cheddar Pretzel Bites

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 pound
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 200 F.
  • Place pretzel bites in large bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the oil and cheddar seasoning.
  • Pour the oil mixture over the pretzels and toss to coat well.
  • Pour pretzels bites out onto a large baking pan and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 1 hour, tossing every 20 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before serving.

Pizza Pretzel Nuggets

I loved making simple little bites like these pizza pretzel nuggets. They took no time, little ingredients, and came out great. This recipe makes a decent-sized batch of snacks, enough for Anita to take to work and share with her co-workers. Every bite has a wonderful, light pizza flavor. You’ll think you’re biting into your favorite deep-dish pie. Just the right combination of pizza sauce, cheese, and yes, salty crunchiness.
Pizza Pretzel Nuggets
I left the red pepper flake out when I made these pizza pretzel nuggets since I didn’t know how that’d go over at Anita’s office, but for me, this dish could use a bit of spiciness. It’s great on it’s own, don’t get me wrong, but I’m always of the opinion that spicy is better.

Also check out my balsamic, cheddar,and spicy garlic ranch pretzel bites! They are all out-of-this-world good too! And my homemade pizza rolls are well worth the time they take to make.

Pizza Pretzel Nuggets

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 -14 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275ºF.
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil.
  • Place pretzel nuggets in a large bowl. Drizzle with the oil and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle the nuggets with the Parmesan, spaghetti seasoning and red pepper flake (if using). Toss to coat.
  • Spread pieces out evenly onto the foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Stir, and bake another 15 minutes.
  • Let cool before serving.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Spicy Garlic Ranch Pretzel Bites

These yummy spicy garlic ranch pretzel bites are a different take on our bacon cheddar bites. I wanted to try something with a little more kick, and these have it. You really cannot stop eating them. They’re dangerous.Spicy Garlic Ranch Pretzel BitesYou can make these with regular Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix if you don’t want a little spice, but even the spicy version is not that spicy. Everyone at Anita’s office loved these!

Even though they aren’t as big as full-sized pretzels, these bites are also great dipped into a warm cheese sauce. Try our nacho cheese sauce, beer cheese sauce, Southwestern cheese sauce, or a good ole everyday cheese sauce.

Also check out my balsamic, cheddar,and pizza pretzel bites! They are all out of this world good too!

Spicy Garlic Ranch Pretzel Bites

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 F.
  • Combine salad dressing mix and garlic powder in a large bowl. Whisk in the oil.
  • Add the pretzels and gently toss to coat completely.
  • Pour pretzels out onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. The pretzels are done when all of the oil has been absorbed.
  • Let cool before serving.

Reindeer Noses

Oh yummy! Fun-to-eat (and make!) Reindeer noses make for great holiday treats! We love making a big ole batch of ‘noses’ and sharing them with Anita’s co-workers. How can you make these without smiling? How can you eat them without smiling? You can’t! They’re great! Creamy chocolate, crunchy sweet M&Ms and salty pretzels. The perfect combination!Reindeer Noses

You can also make these reindeer noses with Hershey’s Kisses instead of Rolos, but you might have to keep them in the oven a little longer so that the chocolate melts enough.

For Easter, make my flower pretzel bites. Just as easy and guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Reindeer Noses

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 175 F (or whatever the lowest temperature is you can set your oven on).
  • Place pretzels on a baking sheet.
  • Place Rolos at bottom of pretzel, covering the bottom hole.
  • Place in oven 3-4 minutes or until starting to soften. Don't let them get too soft.
  • Remove from oven and top the Rolos with the M&Ms, pushing in lightly.
  • Let cool completely.

Kernel Season’s – Bacon Cheddar (on pretzel pieces)

After making some highly-addicting oyster cracker snacks using Kernel Season’s nacho cheddar seasoning, I decided I’d try to make a flavorful snack out of their bacon cheddar flavor.Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Pieces

These bacon cheddar pretzel bites disappear in seconds. They’re very, very good.

Kernel Season's - Bacon Cheddar (on pretzel pieces)

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Place pretzel pieces into a large bowl.
  • Drizzle with oil. Gentle toss to cover.
  • Sprinkle with seasoning and toss again.
  • Spread out on baking sheet. Bake 7-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once.
  • Let cool before serving (they'll get crunchier as they cool).