Everything Pretzels
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Everything Pretzels

Prep: 30 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes • Serves: 24

1 large egg
4 teaspoons dried minced garlic
4 teaspoons poppy seeds
4 teaspoons white sesame seeds
2 teaspoons caraway seeds
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 packages (11 ounces each) refrigerated breadstick dough (24 breadsticks)

1. Adjust 2 oven racks to top and bottom position. Preheat oven to 400°. Line 2 rimmed baking pans with parchment paper or nonstick foil. In small bowl, whisk egg. In cup, combine garlic, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, caraway seeds and salt.

2. Unroll 1 package of dough on work surface and separate into pieces. (Keep remaining package of dough refrigerated.) Working with 1 piece of breadstick dough at a time, roll dough into a 20-inch-long rope. Hold ends of rope between thumb and forefinger of each hand; loop dough away from you, and cross 1 end over the other with about 2 inches of each end overhanging. Twist overhanging ends together twice, then fold ends down towards you and press the ends of each rope onto the center side of outside loop to make a 3- to 3½-inch wide pretzel. Transfer pretzel to prepared pan. Repeat with remaining pieces of dough, placing 6 pretzels, about 1 inch apart, on each pan. Brush pretzels with some of the egg; sprinkle each pretzel with about 2/3 teaspoon seed mixture.

3. Bake pretzels 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown, rotating pans between top and bottom racks halfway through baking. Repeat with remaining package of dough, egg and seed mixture to make 12 more pretzels.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 pretzel):
80 Calories, 2g Fat (1g Saturated), 7mg Cholesterol,
339mg Sodium, 13g Carbohydrates, 0g Fiber, 3g Protein

Chef Tip:
To freeze pretzels, prepare as directed through step 2. Cover pretzels with plastic wrap and freeze at least 3 hours or until firm. Transfer pretzels to freezer-safe zip-top plastic bag; freeze up to 1 month. Bake frozen pretzels at 400° 14 to 16 minutes or until golden brown.