Honey Mustard Pretzel Crunch for Game Day

by Dorothy Reinhold on February 2, 2014

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Game day needs munchies. I know that, even though I don’t really follow football myself.

Well, “not following” doesn’t honestly describe it. Here’s me, expressing my true feelings about the game.

Sound of Music FootballHowever, I do have a 12-year-old athlete who loves all sports, and will definitely be watching the game. And I like the camaraderie of a shared event on TV. I just really don’t give a good gory grunt who wins.

So I’m not game to necessarily watch, but I AM game to make an addictive, crunchy, sweet and spicy snack for all the munchers who do care.

Honey Mustard Pretzel Crunch | www.ShockinglyDelicious.comThis’ll do ‘er.

Recipe: Honey Mustard Pretzel Crunch

Summary: Sweet, salty, savory, smoky, spicy and crunchy – this addictive snack has all the food groups covered, and is perfect for game day munching.


  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 (12-ounce) packages pretzel pieces (honey mustard and onion flavor), such as Snyder’s of Hanover brand
  • 3 (6-ounce) can smoked almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Melissa’s Hatch Chile Powder (or your favorite chile powder)


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray, or coat them with oil.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine butter and honey, then cover and heat in the microwave on medium-high until melted. Stir to blend.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pretzels, almonds and chile powder. Add the butter and honey mixture and mix well. Spread the pretzel mixture in a single layer on the baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Let the mixture cool, and then transfer to a serving bowl, toss and serve.
  5. Serves 6-8.

Pair this with ice-cold beer or a nice Pinot Grigio (Gallo Family Vineyards, anyone?).


“Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook” by Sharon Hernandez and Chef Ida Rodriguez (2013; World Variety Produce, Inc.). Melissa’s sent the cookbook for recipe testing. 

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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 17 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 6-8
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

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