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Parmesan Pretzel Rods

 Parmesan Pretzel Rods
For the snack fans on your gift list, these cheesy pretzels are terrific. The coated rods get great flavor from garlic powder, oregano and cayenne.
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 package (12 ounces) pretzel rods


  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese, garlic powder, oregano and
  • cayenne; set aside. In a small saucepan, heat butter and oil until
  • butter is melted. Coat two-thirds of each pretzel rod with butter
  • mixture, then roll in cheese mixture. Reheat butter mixture if
  • needed.
  • Place in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 275° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.
  • Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.