I enjoy snacking on a pretzel—salty and crunchy or warm and chewy—as much as the next person. But pretzels are so much more than a snack food. They're also versatile ingredients that can transform baked goods and create the perfect crust for chicken. Here are ten of our favorite uses for pretzels, beyond eating them straight from the bag.
1. The crunchy crust on this chocolate tart is made with crushed pretzels.
2. For a clever way to use up leftover soft pretzels, make dumplings. They're good right after they're boiled but even better when sauteed in butter, too.