Ok, as you know I’m on a lemon kick. I have another lemon recipe for you. For your information, I did not create this recipe. My brain isn’t near fertile enough for something like that. I ran across this recipe while “doodling” on my phone. Probably while I was waiting on a slow poke cow to milk out. I have been mixing up spicy pretzels for years and so these caught my eye. I thought they looked delicious and decided to give them a try. Man, am I glad I did. The professional name for these is…..Lemon Sugar Pretzels. I had “barn inspiration” this morning to call them “Sugar Babies”. I was munching on them with my morning coffee. I am addicted! I’m pretty sure all “lemon lovers” will fall in love!
1 16 oz. bag pretzels
2/3 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice ( if you want it real “lemony”, add another tsp. )
1/2 – 2/3 cup white chocolate chips ( remember, I’m a lover of all chocolate )
In a large microwaveable bowl, mix oil, sugar, zest, and fresh lemon juice. Add pretzels, and toss with the sugar mixture. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Then microwave for another minute. I usually give it a stir and then pop it back in for one more minute. Don’t panic….the sugar mixture kinda gels a bit. That’s totally ok. Gently stir until everything is coated real good. Spread onto wax paper lined cookie sheets to dry. I spread mine out on two sheets. It gives you more room to spread the chocolate. Besides, I always need lots of “elbow room”. I can’t stand ” being crowded. It just makes me cranky. I’m weird like that. So, melt the chocolate in the microwave in 10-15 second intervals. Stir between each time. Once it’s nice and smooth, drizzle it all over the pretzels. I used a fork to do my “drizzling”. Allow to set and cool completely. I can’t wait, so I start sampling while they’re still warm. Awesome! I couldn’t help myself…..I had to display my cow plate. Just for kicks! I knew you would enjoy my little joke. Just moooove yourself on out to your kitchen and get busy making the most awesome pretzels ever. Don’t tell the “spicy pretzels” I said that. I still love them too, just switching things up for a bit. Michael is the spicy pretzel dude around here. When he tasted these, he thought they were “fit for a farm king”. We’re happy we discovered this recipe….hope you are too. Until next time…………………….Carol