By Brooke the Cook in WI on August 17, 2008
Photo by CoffeeB
Photo by CoffeeB
"Awesome snack mix that tastes like a cinnamon bun!! Great for on-the-go or even gift giving. Plus, its a snap to prepare - so good, you'll wish you made a double batch!"
Serving Size: 1 (35 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I can't say how pleased I was to find and make this for some of my Christmas treats! Wonderful and flavorful, this is super simple to throw together. I used liquid egg whites (3 tbsp. per recipe) and followed another reviewer's suggestion to use a large bowl and my hands! ;-) I made 4 batches and snacked on this myself - it does taste like cinnamon buns! Thanks so much for sharing, Brooke the Cook in WI!"
"Use a very large bowl like Tupperware to mix ingredients. Use clean hands to fold in the pretzels - that way you really get them well coated with the egg white and after addition of cinnamon and brown sugar. (Don't forget to remove rings first, altho rings are finger licking good afterwards to your pets...sigh. Live and learn!)"
"I have to admit, these really taste like cinnamon buns. I have to admit I changed this a hair. I used pretzel sticks that I broke in half and I did use pecans. A terrific snack and like the previous reviewers stated this would be great for Holiday gifts. Tahnk you for this great recipe. Made for PRMR tag."
"I made this one night and decided to wait and do picture and review the following day. I"m so glad I did as the flavors seemed to come thru much more the 2nd day instead of right from the oven. Not that they weren't good from being warmed and a bit gooey, but the flavor just wasn't there as strongly as the 2nd day. This is a great keeper recipe for holidays and gift giving in tins. Thanks for a great recpe Brooke. Pretzels are a favorite snack of mine and then to combine a sweet with it...well. Made for PRMR!~"
"These were great tasting pretzels. I plan to use them as part of my treat bags next Christmas! I will probably make a few tweaks to the recipe, though, such as not baking them so long as mine dried out a little more than I liked (I think my oven cooks on the hot side though). I will pull them at 1/2 hour next time or earlier when they seem ready. Also it would be great to add some honey (etc.) to help the pretzels, walnuts, and cranberries all stick together more. Yummy treat, thank you! [Made for Best of 2011 Tag Game]"
"Was gonna cut this recipe in half at first, but then decided to go whole hog with it, especially since I also wanted to pick up on swissms' suggestion & do a random drizzle of white chocolate! Turned out to be one of the best pretzel mixes I've done! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]"
"Wonderful snack. I made as written, using pecans. Perfect as written, but they would be extremely decadent with some melted white chocolate drizzled across the pretzels. Thank you for the recipe. Made for Sweet Traditions tag game."
"They didn't work out for me very well. They kinda tasted stale to me and DH. However, the kids liked them just fine. I've never made flavored pretzels before, so it's most likely user error. I'd love to try it again and I will update my results then. Made for PRMR. Thanks! :)"
"I made this for some Christmas gifts last year and it was a big hit. Apparently it was eaten in no time by everyone who received it. This was fairly easy to make."
"I had great hopes for this as we were including it in our out of town Christmas gifts. I am sad to day that it did not have as much flavor as we had hoped. Surely you don't know until you try it. Thanks for sharing your recipe."
"So good! I just made a double batch to give as gifts. I used Hokieslady's suggestion to substitute almonds for pecans and they came out perfect! I will be making these again!"
"A great snack that I made for my gift trays. I had trouble getting the cranberries to adhere to the pretzels. Very easy to make. Thanks for posting Brooke."
"Brooke what a keeper of a recipe you have here! I'm so glad I tagged you in 123 Hits!! This was a great little snack to make and take with us on a little overnight trip this past weekend. I bagged some up for the kids who stayed with my parents and the rest in a bag for the car trip! Love the cinnamon flavor throughout! The only slight change I made was to use almonds instead of the walnuts/pecans as a personal preference. Very healthy and very tasty! Thanks for sharing!!"
"I followed the recipe as written. I used pecans as that is what was in the house. These are addictive. Everytime I go into the kitchen I have to grab a couple. I am going to take them to work just to get them out of the house. Thank you for a great recipe!"
"This is simple and wonderful. It's definitely going into my Christmas gift packs! Thanks, Brooke! Made for Vegetarian Recipe Swap #4."
"This is really great snack food! I made a small batch using pecans and took CoffeeB's advice and made them early in the morning to serve after dinner (almost overnight, lol). I don't know if I could say they taste 'just' like cinnamon buns, but it sure is tasty! The cinnamon flavor comes through nicely with just the right amount of sweetness from the sugar and saltiness from the pretzels (I used the small stick shaped ones). Next time I'd leave out the cranberries for personal preference though. This truly is a great recipe for gift giving. Thanks for sharing your recipe!"