How to Pretzel Everything

Milk Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust © Con Poulos
By F&W Editors Posted April 26, 2016

Pretzels will never go out of style.

Crunchy, salty pretzels are a snacktime favorite. While they're delicious on their own, we've got some creative ways to use them to celebrate National Pretzel Day. From pretzel-crusted crab cakes to an amazing twist on bread dumplings, here are five awesome recipes featuring pretzels.

1. Pretzel-Crusted Crab Cakes

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Instead of bread crumbs, chef Stephanie Sokolove uses crushed pretzels to bind and crust her chunky crab cakes.

2. Milk Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust

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This tribute to the chocolate-covered pretzel hits just the right salty-sweet note.

3. Pretzel Dumplings

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Have leftover pretzels? Try this twist on traditional bread dumplings.

4. Mustard-Baked Chicken with a Pretzel Crust

Hard pretzels, such as the sourdough or handmade versions, are essential for a crisp topping.

5. Pretzel-Crusted Squid with Mustard Dipping Sauce

Since mustard is a natural with pretzels, star chef Jean-George Vongerichten's snack features a creamy, tangy dipping sauce made with Dijon mustard.

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