12 Pretzel Desserts To Make National Pretzel Day Taste Extra Sweet

Pretzels are always a go-to snack. They're salty and crunchy, and somehow always just seem to be there. Soft pretzels are the real MVPs, and don't get me started on pretzel rolls — although do you have any? I'll take them! What I'm saying is, pretzels are versatile and amazing, and as for pretzel desserts? You know you're in for a wonderful time. And on National Pretzel Day, what more could you want?

But aside from chocolate covered, you don't see much of pretzels on the dessert side of things. And why leave them out, when they have so much more to offer? The possibilities, it turns out, are endless. Try one of these 12 delicious pretzel desserts in honor of National Pretzel Day, because dessert can be just as salty as it is sweet!

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Cinnamon Pretzel Bites

Remember going to the mall when you were younger, and just begging your parents for an Auntie Anne’s cinnamon sugar pretzel? The trip just wasn’t complete without one. Good news! You can make all the cinnamon sugar pretzels your heart desires, thanks to Dessert Now, Dinner Later.

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Rainbow Pretzel Wands

Probably the simplest dessert around, but a definite classic: chocolate covered pretzels. These rainbow pretzel rods from Mom On Time Out are the perfect brightly colored dessert for an easy spring dessert.

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Baked Pretzel Doughnuts

I didn’t know pretzels could even be made into doughnuts, but A Cozy Kitchen has changed our lives for the best with this one.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

I’m just wondering if Cookie Monster Cooking decided to take everything that makes dessert delicious, and put it into one cookie. Because it kind of seems that way, and I’m here for it. Peanut butter, chocolate, and pretzels? Yes, please!

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Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies

It’s a scienftific fact that salted caramel tastes good no matter what you put it in. BUT. It might be put to its best use in these brownies by Dessert Now, Dinner Later.

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Boozy Brownie Pretzel Trifles

Sweet and salty meets boozy in this stout-soaked brownie creation from Cookie Monster Cooking, and it’s everything you could want in a dessert.

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Chocolate Tart With Pretzels

Tarts are great when they’re filled with fruit. Re-imagine them filled with chocolate and pretzels? I can’t even. Willow Bird Baking has the right idea with this one!

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

The name might be a little misleading, but this tiny, delicious dessert by Dessert Now, Dinner Later is a far cry from the leafy greens you ate for lunch. Strawberries, pretzels,and an amazing cream filling = perfection.

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Pretzel Chocolate Pudding Pie

A Cozy Kitchen combines a lot of dessert words with this one, making a pudding pie out of mini pretzel sticks. Why didn’t I think of this before? It’s the perfect combination of sweet and salty!

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Brown Butter Cookie Dough Pretzel Bars

With this many amazing recipes involving pretzels, I’m hereby declaring every day National Pretzel Day. These cookie dough pretzel bars by Willow Bird Baking are simple and delicious, and that’s the key to the perfect dessert, if you ask me.

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Peppermint Pretzel Marshmallow Fudge

Peppermint is typically seen as a holiday-themed flavor, but if you ask me, it’s good anytime. Joy the Baker would agree — this recipe for fudge just begs to be made year round!

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Turtle Pretzel Candy Clusters

With only five ingredients, this one from My Baking Addiction is easy to make, and therefore the perfect way to celebrate National Pretzel Day simply and deliciously.

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