When I think about soft pretzels, they bring me back to going to amusement parks and baseball games with our family when I was a kid. They have always been one of my sister's and I's favorites. Loaded up with salt and drizzled with mustard- what could be better on a beautiful sunny day. I knew I wanted to try out a recipe for soft pretzel nuggets because it's been slowly starting to look more like spring outside and why not celebrate that, right?
These "jumbo" soft pretzel nuggets are the perfect compromise between having a big soft pretzel and snacking on those little nuggets, because they're perfectly in the middle of the two! These soft pretzels have a doughy, soft center, with an outer layer that is sprinkled with salt, and then if you're anything like me, drizzled with your fair share of yellow mustard. Grab a soda and you're brought back to one of your favorite Saturday afternoon trips to the carnival or sports stadium as a kid!
The salt is key to any soft pretzel and these jumbo soft pretzel nuggets are no different! I used coarse sea salt crystals which definitely did the trick in adding that pop of salty flavor to the top of your nuggets. If you have pretzel salt on hand, that is perfect and always ideal as well. And just look at the mustard dollop- so yummy.
Try not to omit the step of dropping each nugget into the boiling water and baking soda mixture. This helps the salt to stick and also helps your nuggets to have that outer layer. Baking for just around 10 minutes will leave them with that golden brown glow.
Like I said, yellow mustard and soft pretzels go hand in hand in my eyes so make sure you have your side of mustard ready for any necessary dipping and dunking (both are fully supported) and if you're feeling bold go ahead and drizzle it right on top too! Your hands might get a little messy with this approach, but as always, it's worth it.
Soft, salty, and delicious! Drizzle some yellow mustard and you're good to go to start popping in these soft pretzel nuggets.
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