Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Rods

When my parents came to visit last weekend they brought me a new cookbook; cookbooks are one of my favorite things ever.Β  I have a bit of a collection, I should show y’all pictures of it sometime…

While I was skimming through the cookbook I came upon a Parmesan Pretzel Rod recipe and knew I had to try it.

Garlic, Parmesan, Cayenne, Oregano, Butter and Olive Oil combined with crispy salty pretzel rods… yes, please!

Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Rods

I would shake more of the excess coating before baking next time, they’re still amazingly good but, the coating is a bit heavy as seen in this picture πŸ˜‰

Garlic Parmesan Pretzel Rods

Wrap these delicious treats in tissue paper or place in a cute jar wrapped with fabric or ribbon for a pretty back to school treat for teachers or office staff.
Print Recipe


  • 1 C grated Parmesan/Asiago Cheese Mix yes, the stuff in the shaker
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried Mexican Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper or 1/4 tsp for the sensitive palate
  • 6 Tbsp butter sliced for easier melting
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • roughly 25 to 30 pretzel rods


  • In a small bowl, combine cheese, garlic, oregano and cayenne
  • Put olive oil and butter in a small saucepan, heat until the butter is melted
  • Coat 1/2 to 3/4 of the pretzel rod with the butter/oil mixture; roll the pretzel rods in the cheese mixture and gently tap to shake the excess cheese from the pretzel.
  • Put the pretzel rods on an un-greased baking sheet, bake at 275 F for 10 minutes, turn each pretzel rod halfway and then bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool and store in a closed container.
Servings: 25 to 30 individual Pretzel Rods
Author: Rachel


Today is Princess’ first day of First Grade! πŸ™‚ YAY! Thus the teacher’s gift inspired recipe πŸ˜‰

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  1. These look fantastic, Rachel. Why not? Why not use packaged pretzels, and make them even better! What a cool idea.

    e-Mom @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}

  2. Cool, I was in Walgreen’s yesterday and they had a tub of pretzel sticks on sale so I bought one. What? Walgreen’s has a grocery section and doesn’t everyone do their food shopping while picking up their drugs?

  3. I’m so impressed that you had it together enough to make a first day of school gift for Princess’ teacher.

  4. Rachel, this is the best thing ever. Mouthwatering Monday??? I’m so excited to participate next week! I guess I better get my camera out to take some food porn πŸ˜‰ I have my own Motivating Monday {Inspirational carnival} I do on Mondays too πŸ™‚

    P.S. I’m GaribaySoup on twitter…. just changed over to WordPress so I’m slowly changing my name over to Enchanting Havoc πŸ™‚

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog.

  5. These pretzels are delicious! I used a large baggie to mix the dry ingredients, then added the dipped pretzels to the bag and shook to coat.

  6. Hello! I love your blog, great recipes! I linked up to this recipe on my blog today for my Top 5 feature, check it out if you have time! πŸ™‚ Heather

  7. These look so good! And I love that they are quick and easy. Perfe.ct to munch on with a glass of wine

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