CopyCat Auntie Anne Pretzels

9 May

Although they are not quite as pretty as Auntie Anne’s they tasted just as good.

I came across a recipe for Auntie Anne Pretzels on Pintrest a while back and knew Eli and I just had to try our hand at making them.  Although they were a bit time-consuming we both had a great time making them.  Click here for the recipe.  (I did cut the butter in half and they were still excellent.)

Eli LOVES to bake!

I try to do a special or new activity with Elijah each week.  Making pretzels was such a fun memory.  Who knows maybe it will be his first?  (I was 2 when I had my first memory.)   I’m also quite proud to say that I can make pretzels that taste just as good as Auntie Anne’s!  (I will NEVER get them to look that pretty though.)  😉

The Learning Tower is still such a blessing and worth every inch of space it takes up in our kitchen.

To say that Eli enjoyed making pretzels is in fact an understatement.  I guess for Eli it was like play-doh but better.  🙂

You do need a large workspace for rolling out the pretzels.  I rolled the pretzels out on our table since our counterspace is limited.

Eli trying his best to roll out a “snake”.

I also sprinkled real pretzel salt on top of each pretzel that I had purchased at a Mennonite Bulk Foods store.  (If you are a local friend I”d be more than happy to share.)  The pretzel salt really made the pretzels seem authentic.

Yummy! 

This was such a fun recipe to make.  Next time I think I will try rolling them in cinnamon and sugar.  I also wonder if the pretzel dough could be used to make pretzel rolls or buns for sandwiches?  What do you think?

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2 Responses to “CopyCat Auntie Anne Pretzels”

  1. Allie May 12, 2012 at 11:20 pm #

    Yum! Those look delicious, Amanda! Mom and I recently went to Auntie Anne’s and were quite impressed……except for they seemed really greasy. Anyway, we just might have to try these – thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • emersonfamily May 13, 2012 at 2:28 am #

      Yes you definitely should! They were a lot of fun to make. 🙂

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