Since its introduction to the states in the 19th century, pretzels have become a staple! Sure, you can grab 'em by the bag at the grocery store or pick up one at the food court, but what's even better is making a fresh batch at home and turning them into super-deluxe pretzels with your own tasty extras! Try turning two fresh baked pretzels into a giant salty-sweet ice cream sandwiches! Or crumble up crispy ones to add a creative coating to fried chicken. Either way, these recipes are just the twist your routine menu is looking for.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies (from Young Married Chic)

Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies

Pretzel Rolls (from Stresscake)

Pretzel RollsChocolate Pot de Crème with Caramel Pretzel CrunchSalted Caramel Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Drizzled Pretzels

Pot Pies with a Pretzel Crust (from Eden Eats Every Thing

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Pot Pies with a Pretzel Crust

Soft Pretzels (from Delectable Musings)

Soft Pretzels

Salted Chocolate Pretzel Balls (from Outlander Kitchen)

Salted Chocolate Pretzel Balls

Guinness Brownies with Butterscotch Fudge (from the little epicurean)

Guinness Brownies with Butterscotch Fudge

Oreo Cheesecake Pretzel Sandwiches (from rather be baking)

Oreo Cheesecake Pretzel Sandwiches

Homemade Pretzel Bites (from Good Dinner Mom)

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