WW Friendly Whiskey Pretzels

One Serving of Whiskey Pretzels (about 16 pretzels)

These delicious pretzels are not exactly WW, but the good thing is you can have a fairly generous serving for around 6 points on the blue plan. I don’t know about you, but I often crave the crunch, the sweetness and salt and these hit the spot. I’ve tried some of the WW brands of chips when I’m seeking the crunch and, frankly, I thought they were like eating cardboard. So for a few extra points, you can have something really enjoyable.

Whiskey Pretzels

Ingredients:

1 16 oz bag mini pretzels                                                      48 pts
1 stick butter or margarine                                                   32 pts.
2 T brown sugar or brown sugar/stevia mix                        6 pts.
3 T Whiskey (I used Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey)      3 pts.  (3 T = 1.5 oz)
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder.

Directions:

Place pretzels in a large bowl. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and add the remaining ingredients to the pan. Cook on medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Pour butter/sugar mixture over the pretzels and stir to completely cover all the pretzels. Spread the coated pretzels onto two cookie sheets. Bake in 250 ° oven for ten minutes. Remove from the oven and using a spatula, flip the pretzels over. Return the pretzels to the oven for another ten minutes. Remove from the oven and allow pretzels to cool completely on the cookie sheets. Store in an airtight container. I’d tell you how long they’d last in the container, but they’ve never lasted long enough in my house to get stale. 😉

16 pieces for about 5.5 points each (round to 6 to be safe)

If that sounds like a lot of points for a snack, consider the small WW snacks are two points each (about 3 bites) and cost quite a bit. With these Whiskey Pretzels, you get 16 bites!

If you are concerned about including the whiskey, feel free to omit it. Cooking removes about half of the alcohol content. I generally don’t ever have whiskey on hand and I have omitted it in the past and really can’t tell much difference.

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