Every Fall it seems like Oktoberfest celebrations pop up all over the place. The real Oktoberfest takes place in late September/early October in Munich, Germany…but that doesn’t stop all of the celebrations and festivities in other locales. Heck, sometimes my wife and I host our very own Oktoberfest! (By host, I mean purchase delicious Oktoberfest beer and enjoy every sip. Lederhosen optional.) But of course you can’t have tasty Fall beers without traditional bar snacks, right? These Classic Soft Pretzels are one of my absolute favorite snacks!
These salty, chewy twists go perfectly with a cold, frosty beer…and they are really quite simple to make. In fact, you could easily whip up a batch of these Classic Soft Pretzels in the morning in preparation for a weekend afternoon of football games! (And if football isn’t your thing, then at least you’ll have some delicious snacks to munch on, right?)
When it comes to toppings for these pretzels, I typically opt for the traditional coarse salt approach. The salt combined with the melted butter that is brushed onto these pretzels when they are hot out of the oven is truly one of the most delicious combinations ever! But you could easily get creative with the toppings, too. Perhaps some mozzarella and Italian herbs. Or maybe go sweet with a cinnamon and sugar topping, instead. I’ve become addicted to these chewy pretzels, and I’m pretty sure any topping you choose will be quite tasty. Homemade soft pretzels are much easier to make than you thought…and if you’re anything like me, then you’ll soon find yourself reaching for one of these snacks every weekend!