With all of the holidays, we spend way too much time in the kitchen. I’ve conceded to share how to make your new year’s pretzel tradition so much easier!
My 1-ingredient easy new year’s pretzel will be the best fix to too much baking!
1-Ingredient Easy New Year’s Pretzel
Ever since I can remember, my Nonno Louis and Nonna Santa deliver a New Year’s Pretzel to our home on December 30.
Without exception, I enjoyed a sweet bite of pretzel every year.
Once my grandparents passed, my parents kept the tradition alive. Now married we do this for our family.
Our traditional new year’s pretzel is to usher in luck for the new year and we’ve religiously followed tradition year after year.
It’s not just a Pittsburgh or Vento thing, it’s a world tradition.
Year after year, a big, sweet bread pretzel arrived in a bakery box, with a clear view top, so the icing did not stick.
The store’s make iced sweet bread pretzels but …
You can buy iced sweet bread pretzels in so many flavors in the stores, but as a mom of a child with severe food allergies, I don’t.
Store offerings include:
- icing is white with red cherries
- icing covered covered with chopped walnuts.
- just icing and cinnamon
- icing, nuts, cherries and fruits
- icing and jam, etc.
Generally, you’ll find most don’t offer a cinnamon flavor running throughout the purchased sweetbreads, but it should for a really great flavor!
In order that my whole family can enjoy those sweet, yummy new year’s traditions, also known as iced sweet bread pretzels, I began baking our own New Year’s Pretzels.
Why risk the store’s offerings with cross-contamination and too few choices with very marked-up pricing?
I created and mastered a rather large 1 ingredient and about 20 minutes!
Take a bite of New Year’s Tradition with an iced sweet bread pretzel
Here’s how to make the best New Year’s Pretzel with simple ingredients and how to pass the great luck of the new year to other family and friends!
Join the tradition and indulge in a 1-ingredient easy new year’s pretzel that any level home chef (novice to pro) can enjoy.
Happy New Year.
1-ingredient easy new year’s pretzel options
Just in case you are a total from scratch person, check out the image below and you can make your own uncomplicated, totally from scratch, new year’s pretzels, and yes I do those too!
It’s homemade dough and super easy!↓ ↓↓↓↓
The pretzel below is formed from store-purchased items and it’s super easy to make.
How do you twist a soft pretzel? The key to iced sweet bread pretzel making !
For anyone that wants something that looks yummy and tastes good, you have arrived! fabulous as it tastes.
As the story would go, early on I tried Bisquick, let’s just say, “hell no!” It was awful, crumbly, and resembled a biscuit.
So I upped my strategy. I tried bread. Read further to learn more!
Food Allergies + Iced sweet bread pretzel
Eventually, Niko became part of our lives, and with him, a plethora of life-threatening food allergies.
I am so cautious about cross-contamination and food preparation, as I don’t want issues on my watch!
Food handling safety and ingredients are my number one concern.
While Niko is allergic to nuts, he is NOT allergic to wheat and dairy.
While this recipe may work for my family, it may not work for yours, but it is super easy if you just want to make it to pass out the good luck and very cost-effective.
Make sure to check that recipe out and depending on how much time you have you can make them too!
The Cost Is Perfect For this iced sweet bread preztel
Over the years, the price of a New Year’s Pretzel has definitely INCREASED and the size of the pretzels has drastically DECREASED.
Our pretzels used to be the size of a large cookie tray, but now, they are the size of a mini pizza and the price is about $9- 13 each depending on where you buy them.
It’s dough, not a fancy car.
Retailers have made the price offensive and to be honest, there’s a lack of taste and certainly no consistency in taste or presentation.
Yes, but still wanting to pass out the Good Luck Pretzel, I kept on trying new ideas.
What I found is the most cost-effective and consistently flavored New Year’s Pretzel and all it takes is a little viewing of an image of a pretzel to figure out how to make it.
Grab a huge baking tray and parchment paper!
Here’s my New Year’s Gift to you, a fast, tasty, and economical way to create the Best New Year’s Pretzel with simple ingredients!
Serve either at the last stroke of midnight to ring in good luck or before you bite into ANY food the next day as the first bite of good luck for the new year!
Happy New Year. ~ Dana XO
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1-ingredient easy New Year’s Pretzel
- 1 Large Baking Tray
- 2 Pieces of Parchment Paper one for baking, and one for after baking
- 2 Cans of Cinnamon Roll Dough 5 Rolls to a Can and icing
- 1 Spatula
- Open each can of dough.
- Remove the icing and set aside.
- Spread the parchment paper across the cookie tray.
- Now, separate the 2 cinnamon rolls together at a time.
- Do this 4 more times. You want pairs of 2.
- Next, unwind a pair of 2 cinnamon rolls but keep them together if you can.
- It’s time to make ONE side of the pretzel.
- Just braid from end to end and set on one side of the tray.
- Repeat this and do it for the other side of the pretzel.
- Of course, repeat again for the bottom of the pretzel.
- Now you need to make the ‘x’ across the center of the pretzel.
- It’s best to watch the video for this.
- Basically, you are going to braid another set of rolls and go top to bottom in a diagonal, then for the other side as well.
- Do leave overhang at the base of the pretzel.
- Bake at 375° for just 12-15 minutes (ovens vary so watch yours).
- Remove, and while the tray is cooling, place the icing cups n the middle of the pan (sitting on the metal lids so the plastic does not melt from the heat).
- What you are doing is warm the icing up so it is easier to spread.
- Once the pretzel is cooled, spread the icing across the pretzel with a spatula, and if wanted you can sprinkle with Holiday Sprinkles.