Vampire Hunter's Wooden Stake Pretzel Twists

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Recipe: #41185

July 14, 2023

Categories: Snacks, Halloween

"While these pretzel twists may resemble wooden stakes, they are meant for culinary enjoyment only. Please refrain from using them as actual weapons. Stay safe in your vampire-hunting endeavors!"

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (80.6 g)
  • Calories 203.8
  • Total Fat - 4.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 10.2 mg
  • Sodium - 196.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 4.7 g
  • Calcium - 9.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a large mixing bowl, combine warm water, active dry yeast, and granulated sugar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until the yeast becomes frothy.

Step 2

Add salt and gradually stir in the flour, one cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.

Step 3

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead it for about 5 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

Step 4

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it.

Step 5

Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion into a long rope, about 12-14 inches in length.

Step 6

Shape each rope into a twisted "wooden stake" form by crossing the ends over each other and twisting them together. Press the ends firmly into the dough to secure them.

Step 7

In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Stir in the baking soda. Working in batches, carefully drop the pretzel twists into the boiling water for about 30 seconds. This step will give the pretzels their distinctive chewy texture.

Step 8

Using a slotted spoon or spatula, remove the pretzels from the boiling water and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step 9

Brush the melted butter over each pretzel twist, ensuring they are evenly coated. Sprinkle coarse salt or pretzel salt on top of each pretzel for added flavor and texture.

Step 10

Optional: For a vampire-inspired touch, you can add a few drops of red food coloring or use red gel icing to create a "blood" effect by dripping it onto the pretzel twists.

Step 11

Bake the pretzel twists in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.

Step 12

Once baked, remove the pretzel twists from the oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack.

Step 13

Serve the Vampire Hunter's Wooden Stake Pretzel Twists as a spooky and delicious treat for your vampire-hunting adventures. They can be enjoyed on their own or paired with your favorite dips or sauces.


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