Apple Cinnamon Pretzels {Kids Can Cook Toosday}

I can tell you what I’m going to be doing on New Year’s Eve this Saturday.


I am so boring.  And old.

After staying up way past my bedtime on Christmas Eve I’m planning on celebrating early with my kiddos, sending them to bed, and going to bed at the same time.  Seriously.

I’m sure mr. {who happens to be way cooler than I am} will stay up to watch the ball drop while he listens to me snore right along side him.

I didn’t used to be so boring.  Growing up my cousins and I would stay over at my grandparents house and have fun New Year’s Eve parties with Martinelli’s, snacks, and ice cream and noise makers.  We would wait for the magic hour to arrive and run outside to shout and pop those little confetti poppers.

This year I plan on having my own fun filled evening with the kiddos with poppers and noise makers.  And snacks.  Lots of snacks.

Although I couldn’t pull my son away from his Legos once the dough was done rising he will have a chance to help me make them again on Saturday.  If your family is anything like mine you’ll want to make a double batch!


  1. I think I’ll be going to bed early, too – I feel exhausted right now!! These look so delicious, though – I’m sure my daughter would love these – and so would I!!

  2. Wow, these sound really tasty! And they look really nice and soft.

  3. Oh do these look good! I am with you…I will be in bed about about 9pm on NYE. Really 😉

    • I know! I mean, we still need to get up the next morning and be able to function! Plus, my kids don’t sleep in, no matter how late they get to bed.

  4. my mom laughed at us today when we told her we have NYE dinner reservations… at 5:45! 🙂 we wanted to be home early before the crazies are on the road… but she said we are now old. going for the early bird special. 😉

    happy new year – these look SO good!

  5. ooooh these sound amazing!!
    I don’t like regular pretzels but I’d love these!!

    • They were so good Jen! They reminded me of breadsticks a bit, almost enough to make me change the title but they still have a pretzel feel to them. I don’t think you’ll have a problem with these even if you don’t like the original pretzel. Which, by the way, is CRAZY! 😉 (This coming from a pretzel fiend.)

  6. these look like they tastes great especially with that dip too. Happy 2012!

  7. You are brilliant, not only a recipe that looks tasty but an easy printing system too 🙂

    Have a wonderful New Year!

  8. These sound delicious, something that kids and grown-ups alike would love! I may have to make them to my, also low-key, New Years Eve.

    • Happy New Year Kelsey! Hope they are a hit for your evening. I think I’ll whip a sweet batch and a salty batch without the apples and cinnamon. Have a great weekend!

  9. I haven’t had an apple cinnamon pretzel since I was a kid, but I have fond memories of them! Looking forward to being able to make my own!

    • Great Amber! Food that is connected with childhood memories always seems to have that special something, doesn’t it!? I hope you have a great New Year!

  10. Congrats on your Top 9!!! Well deserved for sure! I here you about sleeping on New Years…this has been us the past few years. New Years is so anti-climactic anyway, its way better to be sleeping soundly in my bed!
    I want to give these pretzels a try, they look amazing!

    • Thank you so much Maggie! I’m glad to hear I’m not alone in the “I like my sleep” boat! I am so much happier when I’ve had my sleep which makes my family happier too. 😉

  11. Wow! All of a sudden I am starving. Those sound amazing.

  12. Amazingly delicious! I love apple & cinnamon. Gotta have glaze, too!

  13. those look delicious. I think my daughter will have fun making them and eating them.

    Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve. And thank you for reminding me I need to get some poppers!

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