These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty! Homemade beer pretzels are a yummy snack to pass that won't be passed up!

The beer pretzels can be made in various shapes, depending on the occasion (e.g., hearts,letters,numbers,etc.). The pretzel may be partially baked ahead of time and frozen. The dip may also be prepared in advance.

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Supplies Needed

2- 16 oz glass jars

Ingredients listed below

White printer paper

Card stock

ribbon or raffia

Single Hole Punch

Recipe makes enough for 2 jars or bottles.

Beer Pretzel Recipe:

3-1/3 cups whole wheat bread flour

1 tbsp sugar

1 package active dry yeast

1 tsp salt

1 tsp dried oregano, crushed

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp instant minced onion

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Sift together flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a bowl. Stir together oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion and cheese in another bowl. Divide ingredients among two 16-oz bottles or jars. Idea Wash and dry some empty beer bottles and use as your pretzel mix container. Twist the cap back on the top of the bottle once it's filled.

Gift Tag Directions:

Place bottle contents in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in a 3/4 cup beer. Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth. Cover and let rest in warm place till doubled (about 45 minutes). Roll out on a lightly floured surface into a 10x6-inch rectangle, cut lengthwise into six 1 inch strips. Form strips into pretzel shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place till nearly doubled (about 30 minutes). Bake at 400 degrees on top rack for about 8 minutes or till slightly browned. Cool on wire racks.

Mount the recipe on cardstock. Punch a hole in the cardstock and use the ribbon or raffia to tie the recipe onto the bottle or jar.

Extra IdeaPrint out and add this dip recipe to the bottle if you like. This is a super yummy dip that can be made to go along with the pretzels. Better yet, make this dip to go along with your beer pretzels in a jar recipe.

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, diced and softened

1 (8 ounce) package processed cheese, cubed

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup beer, room temperature

In a food processor I use my handy dandy Black & Decker Quick 'N Easy Plus Food Processor, blend the cream cheese, processed cheese, garlic powder and room temperature beer. Refrigerate until you plan on serving.

If you don't have time to make a dip to go along with the pretzels send along a box of dip mix with the pretzels.



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