Pretzels will never go out of style.

By F&W Editors
Updated May 24, 2017
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This dessert from pastry chef Colleen Grapes, a tribute to the chocolate-covered pretzel, hits just the right salty-sweet note. Grapes mixes crushed pretzels with flour, butter, sugar and egg to make a crunchy crust, pours in a luxurious milk-chocolate filling, then sprinkles on more crushed pretzels as a garnish.
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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

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

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.