Copycat Gardetto Mustard Pretzels Recipe

Gina
by Gina
16 1 oz serving
35 min

This copycat Gardetto Mustard pretzels recipe is a quick and easy snack that has a slight honey-sweet tangy coating. Honey mustard pretzels are great for parties, movie nights, a school snack, or while watching the big game.

Looking for more quick and snack mixes then be sure and try my Maple Glazed Popcorn, Slow Cooker Chex Mix, and my Muddy Buddy Recipe.


Why this recipe works

  • It only takes a few minutes to get these pretzels ready to bake in the oven.
  • Making your own honey pretzels save you money.
  • It's a snack food everyone will love.
  • You can make them mild or spicy
  • It's economical to make for a big crowd.


🛒 Ingredient notes

While Gardetto's deli style mustard pretzel mix is a secret to the Gardetto family bakery I have used the ingredients list and created my best copycat version of the authentic family recipe.

  • Pretzels: You can use the 16 oz bag of mini pretzels as I did in this recipe or any other variety of pretzels. Try large stick pretzels, breaking them into bite size chunks or pretzel sticks.
  • Butter: Do not use margarine or vegetable oil, only real butter will do.
  • Nutritional yeast: Nutritional Yeast Seasoning is not regular yeast that you bake bread with. This yeast is grown specifically to be used as a food product. The yeast cells are killed during manufacturing and not alive in the final product. It is used in cooking and has a cheesy, nutty, or savory flavor.
  • Not only is turmeric good for you, but it also gives these honey mustard pretzels a nice yellow color.


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In a microwave save bowl, place butter and microwave on high for 40 seconds or until the butter is melted

Next add honey, Dijon mustard, dried mustard powder, onion powder, turmeric, salt, sugar, nutritional yeast, and vinegar. Whisk ingredients into butter. Microwave 30 more seconds on high. Whisk ingredients until smooth and incorporated well.

2. Drizzle the sauce over the bowl of pretzels, string gently so the pretzels do not get broken. Continue to stir until all the pretzels are coated well.

Evenly spread in a single layer the pretzels over the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Spread them out evenly to the sides of the baking sheet.

Bake for 30 minutes, string 1/2 way through


🌶️ Variations

  • If you like spicy food then add 1 teaspoon, red chili pepper to the butter mixture. It's the perfect snack with an ice-cold beer.
  • A dd 1 cup of raisins after the pretzels are baked. This will create a salty and sweet snack mixture.
  • Try different shapes and sizes of pretzels.


❓ FAQ

How many calories are in a honey mustard pretzel?For this copycat Gardetto mustard pretzels a one-ounce serving has 26 calories.

How many carbs are in honey mustard pretzels?This copycat Gardetto mustard pretzels have 4 grams of carbs per 1 ounce serving.

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Recipe

Copycat Gardetto Mustard Pretzels Recipe
Recipe details
  • 16  1 oz serving
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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Ingredients

  • ▢ 1 16oz pretzels bag
  • ▢ 1/2 cup butter
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons honey
  • ▢ 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ▢ 2 tablespoons mustard powder
  • ▢ 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ▢ 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • ▢ 1 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ▢ 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ▢ 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Place pretzels into a large bowl and set them aside.
In a microwave save bowl, place butter and microwave on hight for 40 seconds or until the butter is melted
Next add honey, Dijon mustard, dried mustard powder, onion powder, turmeric, salt, sugar, nutritional yeast, and vinegar. Whisk ingredients into butter. Microwave 30 more seconds on high. Whisk ingredients until smooth and incorporated well.
Drizzle the sauce over the bowl of pretzels, string gently so the pretzels do not get broken. Continue to stir until all the pretzels are coated well.
Evenly spread in a single layer the pretzels over the parchment-lined cookie sheet. Spread them out evenly to the sides of the baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes, string 1/2 way through.
Serve warm or room temperature.
Tips
  • Variations
  • If you like spicy food then add 1 teaspoon, red chili pepper to the butter mixture. It's the perfect snack with an ice-cold beer.
  • A dd 1 cup of raisins after the pretzels are baked. This will create a salty and sweet snack mixture.
  • Try different shapes and sizes of pretzels.
Gina
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Comments
  • Kathy Kathy on Jun 13, 2022

    Is mustard powder the same as dry mustard?

    • Gina Gina on Jun 13, 2022

      It sure is Kathy. In Indiana growing up, we called it dry mustard. Somehow when I moved to GA I transitioned to calling it mustard powder. Sort of like, coke, pop and soda. I hope you enjoy this recipe!


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