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April is National Soft Pretzel Month

April is National Soft Pretzel Month

April is National Soft Pretzel Month

That’s right, National Soft Pretzel Month is upon us, and it’s time to twist, dip, and savor these doughy delights like never before. These delicious snacks are incredibly versatile, and therefore have enjoyed a rich history of captivating taste buds for centuries.

Originating in Europe during the Middle Ages, pretzels were initially associated with religious symbolism, with their distinctive shape representing hands folded in prayer. Over time, pretzels evolved from sacred symbols to beloved snacks enjoyed by people of all ages. German immigrants brought their pretzel-making skills to America in the 18th century, where the soft pretzel gained widespread popularity, especially in cities like Philadelphia and New York. Today, soft pretzels are a cherished part of American culinary culture, enjoyed at sporting events, festivals, and snack bars across the country.

Whether you prefer your pretzel plain, salted, or slathered in mustard or cheese sauce, there’s a soft pretzel variation to suit every taste. From savory options like jalapeno cheddar and garlic parmesan to sweet treats like cinnamon sugar and chocolate-filled, the possibilities are endless. Plus, soft pretzels can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a variety of dips, spreads, and toppings, making them the ultimate snack for any occasion.

How you can celebration National Pretzel Month

Looking to take your soft pretzel game to the next level? National Soft Pretzel Month is the ideal opportunity to get creative in the kitchen. Experiment with different flavors, shapes, and toppings to create your own signature pretzel masterpiece. Whether you’re crafting savory stuffed pretzels or sweet dessert pretzels, the only limit is your imagination. Don’t forget to share your creations on social media using the hashtag #SoftPretzelMonth to inspire fellow pretzel enthusiasts and spread the joy of pretzel-making.

Check out these great soft pretzel recipes and resources!

SMART SNACK: This culinary (High yield) recipe is part of the Baker’s Dozen Smart Snack Baking Recipes resource. Smart Snacks in School refers to the national nutrition standards for foods and beverages sold outside of the federal reimbursable school meal programs during the school day. These items are called “competitive foods” because they can compete with participation in school meal programs. Download the recipe here!

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