Hump Day Snack: Soft Pretzel Footballs

By: Amanda Marsteller
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Happy mid-January: a time of wavering resolutions and intense longing for endless carbs and sugar-crusted sweets. The good news is the Super Bowl is only 18 days away, which gives you a perfect excuse to indulge in a cheese-and-bread bowl or two in honor of the home team. To help you prep for that glorious day of snacking, here's an easy football-shaped soft pretzel recipe that uses store-bought pizza dough to speed things up. A quick dip in a beer-and-baking-soda solution before baking gives these twists a deeper flavor and a nicely browned crust -- no lye required. Set them up with a duo of mustard and cheese sauce and let the carb-loading games begin!

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