Hump Day Snack: Soft Pretzel Footballs

By: Amanda Marsteller
Related To:

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!

Feast your eyes on more pretzel-centric recipes from Cooking Channel below:

Next Up

Football Food Hacks to Make Your Game-Day Party a Touchdown

Get food hacks for your game day party food recipes and ideas, including chicken wings, burgers and chips and guacamole.

How to Throw the Perfect Potluck Party for Super Bowl Sunday

Kelsey Nixon has five great tips for a Super Bowl potluck or any potluck.

A World of Hot Wings

Spice up your chicken wing tradition with one of these exotic twists, from Vietnamese-style to Caribbean.

25 Ways to Use Pork Butt

Football season means one thing to me: pork butt, aka Boston butt, aka pork shoulder, cooked and served in every way, shape and form.

Cheers to Chili: Wine Pairings for Big-Game Foods

Pair great Super Bowl food with wine, not beer.

How to Host an Anti-Super Bowl Party

Get party food ideas for anti-Super Bowl parties like Puppy Bowl viewing, Friday Night Lights marathons or board game shindigs.

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c
12pm | 11c

Food Truck Nation

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

3pm | 2c

Good Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Good Eats

4pm | 3c

Good Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Good Eats

5pm | 4c

Good Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Iron Chef America

8pm | 7c
What's Hot
What's Hot

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

New Episodes Mondays 9|8c

So Much Pretty Food Here