Host a Game-Day Pretzel Bar

Bring sports and snack fans together with a tasty pretzel party.
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Kate Rogers
People love two things in life: major sporting events and dipping stuff in sauce. We say double down by hosting game day with a pretzel party bar. It’s an easy way to bring your friends and family together for good, old-fashioned sports-viewing (Cheers! Jeers! Emotion!) and delicious afternoon grazing (Salty! Sweet! Snackers’ paradise!). Here’s how to do it. 
  1. Set the Scene 
    Hit up a local party supply shop to find a few inexpensive décor items such as a reusable, spill-proof tablecloth, football-themed serving cups and napkins and some confetti, just for fun. For displaying the pretzels, use an assortment of whatever serving dishes you have on hand. Don’t be afraid to mix and match – a few different types of platters will look great. And because a game-day bar is never fussy or fancy, we created a dipping station on a piece of chalkboard and labeled the sauces with chalk. 
  2. What to Drink
    You can’t go wrong by reading your crowd. Game-day pretzels and dippers taste great with an assortment of sodas, craft beers, sparkling waters or anything you can think of. 
  3. The Components of the Bar
    Freshly baked pretzels are easy to make at home with Pillsbury Classic Pizza Crust. Guests will love a variety of sweet and savory pretzels and dipping sauces. Here are a few ideas that will appeal to all types of pretzel- and sports-fans. 

 

Everything Pretzel Knots 

Everything Pretzel Knots
Like an everything bagel, these bite-size knots are packed with flavor from sesame and caraway seeds, onion and salt.

Dippers: Cream cheese and spicy mustard

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Cheesy Pretzel Twists

Cheesy Pretzel Twists
These cheesy sticks have an unexpectedly delicious peppery kick. They’re fun to serve in cups to add some spiky height to the table. 

Dippers: Ranch dressing, salsa 

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Victory Pretzel

Victory Pretzel
A game-day classic. Make a few of these giant ballpark-style pull-aparts and encourage sharing by saying it will be good luck for your team. 

Dippers: Honey mustard, queso, sweetened cream cheese 

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Apple-Stuffed Pretzels

Apple Stuffed Pretzels
For a dessert pretzel, try serving these sweet twists stuffed with apples and cinnamon sugar. Make a double batch so you don’t run out – these disappear quickly. 

Dippers: Hot fudge, cream cheese, dulce de leche or caramel 

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