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Mellow Mushroom Pretzels

Mellow Mushroom Pretzels

Mellow Mushroom Pretzels are a delicious and easy-to-make snack that is perfect for entertaining or just enjoying as an afternoon treat. These pretzels are full of flavor, from the garlic and Parmesan cheese to the sweet honey and molasses.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: German
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Rest Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 290kcal


  • baking sheet
  • bowl


  • 1/4 cup Melted butter cooled down
  • 3 tsp Bob's Red Mill Active Dry Yeast, Recommended
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour/Bread flour
  • 2 minced garlic clove
  • 3 tsp Pure Honey
  • 3 tsp olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 6 tsp dark molasses
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 3 tsp kosher salt


  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and active dry yeast. Stir until combined.
  • Add warm water, kosher salt, honey, molasses, and vegetable oil. Stir until everything is combined into a soft dough.
  • Knead for about 5 minutes on a lightly floured surface. The dough should be slightly sticky but not too wet.
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl and cover it with a damp cloth. Allow the dough to rise for about an hour until it has doubled in size.
  • Split the dough into eight equal pieces and roll them out into long ropes. Twist each rope three times, then form it into a pretzel shape.
  • Place the pretzels on a lightly greased baking sheet and brush them with melted butter. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top of each pretzel.
  • Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.


  • To ensure the best results, make sure to use warm water when preparing your dough. This will help activate the yeast and give the pretzels a nice rise.
  • You can also add other spices like garlic or onion powder to add an extra layer of flavor to the pretzels.
  • Be sure to brush the pretzels with melted butter before baking, as this will give them a nice golden brown color.
  • For extra crunch and crispiness, you can brush the pretzels with an egg wash before baking.
  • For a sweeter pretzel, add a tablespoon of sugar to the dough.
  • You can also add your favorite herbs or spices to the dough for an extra flavor boost.
  • You can use a variety of cheese on top of the pretzels, such as cheddar, gouda, or even Parmesan!
Keyword: Mellow Mushroom Pretzels