National Pretzel Day


Crispy. Salty. Great with dip. Pretty much, the perfect snack! In honor of this special day, here’s a list of my favorites and some dip recipes to enjoy with them!

OldDutchPretzelsBest Traditional Pretzel

Old Dutch Tiny Twists
If I’m going for a pretzel, I want to pack as much salt on top as possible. This little guy does not disappoint in that department. Perfect on the run or in bowl with dip at a party.


SnackFactoryPretzelsBest Pretzel Chip

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps
The larger, flatter cousin to the original pretzel, pretzel chips ensure you can get a healthy portion of dip. The traditional salty variety is awesome, but I also love the Everything flavor for snacking straight up, minus the dip.


GlutenFreePretzels 543Best Gluten-Free

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps Mini Gluten Free
Living with a daughter with Celiac Disease has thrown a wrench into our snacking world. However, these pretzels are light and crispy, without being bland or hard like others in the category. I even sometimes grab these over the traditional.

AuntieAnnesBest Warm Pretzel

Auntie Anne’s
No pretzel list would be complete without this buttery deliciousness. A staple in malls across the country, Auntie Anne’s provides us with warm, soft pretzels complete with a variety of scrumptious dipping sauces.


Just Add Dip

If you think pretzels fall into the category of boring snack options, perhaps you just need to add some dip!

Dill Dip
Beer Dip
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
Strawberry Pretzel Dip

Grab a friend, a bag of pretzels, and maybe a bottle of wine, or beer. Did I mention they make a great happy hour snack?

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Kristin graduated from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities in 2003 with a degree in advertising and did product marketing in the beauty industry for seven years. She left the working world to start her family and now stays at home with her two spirited little girls, Nora 4 and Evelyn 2. She is wife to a true “Wisconsin Man” and together they love everything outdoors. When not spending time with her family, Kristin enjoys sewing, gardening, traveling, cooking (because she loves eating good food!), reading, the Packers and party planning. Her love for researching everything kid related has given her go-to status among her friends and family.