Pretzel Crusted Pigs in a Blanket

June 13, 2023

This Pretzel Crusted Pigs in a Blanket recipe gives this classic appetizer a major upgrade by coating wrapped hot dogs in crushed, flavored pretzels.

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You can pretty much expect me to bring a pasta salad or charcuterie to our family gatherings.  But earlier in the year, I did something different – I made pigs in a blanket topped with everything seasoning.  They were so simple to put together and were an absolute hit!  Like there wasn’t one single hot dog left on the plate!

So with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to make a dad-worthy pigs in a blanket recipe.  But instead of topping the crescent-wrapped hot dogs with everything seasoning, I topped these pigs in a blanket with crushed, flavored pretzels instead.

After wrapping hot dogs in crescent roll dough, I crushed up pretzel nuggets from OMG! Pretzels.  I decided to top half the hot dogs with Chesapeake Spice pretzels and the other half with Sweet Chili pretzels. Not only do the pretzels add a fun crunch to these pigs in a blanket, they also add some great flavor as well!

The Chesapeake Spice pretzels have an Old Bay style seasoning on them that makes them perfect for summer festivities.  And the Sweet Chili pretzels have a slight sweetness with just enough kick to make them enjoyable for everyone!

Pretzel Crusted Pigs in a Blanket

If you’re looking for an easy appetizer or a fun way to amplify a hot dog, wrap them in crescent dough and roll them in crushed, flavored pretzels!  Then, serve them with your favorite dipping sauces.

Pigs in a blanket are super easy to make.  First, pop a tube of crescent roll dough and roll it out onto a flat surface.  Then, pinch the seams together and smooth them out to make one big sheet of dough.

Cut the dough into 6 even strips.  Then, wrap hot dogs (cut into pieces) in the dough.  Make sure to leave an edge so the ends of the hot dog stick out.

Now, we’re going to brush the hot dogs with egg wash and roll in crushed pretzels.  Gently push the hot dogs into the pretzels so they really coat the dough.  Place the hot dogs onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake the hot dogs in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the tops are nice and golden brown.

Serve the hot dogs immediately with your favorite dipping sauces.  Mustard works well with the Chesapeake Spice pretzels and ketchup works well with the Sweet Chili pretzels.

Pretzel Crusted Pigs in a Blanket

Pretzel Crusted Pigs in a Blanket

Ingredients

  • 1 - 8 oz. container crescent rolls
  • 4 bun-sized hot dogs, cut into thirds
  • Egg wash (1 egg, beaten + 1 tbsp. water, combined)
  • 1/4 cup Chesapeake Spice OMG! Pretzels, crushed
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Chili OMG! Pretzels, crushed
  • Optional: ketchup and mustard, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the crescent roll dough from the tube and roll out onto a flat surface. Smooth the seams to make one big sheet of dough. Then, cut into 12 even strips using a pizza cutter.
  3. Wrap the hot dogs, leaving room at the edges. Brush the tops with egg wash.
  4. Roll each hot dog in the pretzels, gently pressing down to coat the dough.
  5. Place the hot dogs onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Serve immediately with ketchup and/or mustard for dipping.
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If these pretzel flavors don’t work for you, I’d suggest using the Cheddar Jalapeño OMG! Pretzels or Garlic OMG! Pretzels.  Don’t forget to use my code holoka20 at checkout to receive 20% off when you place your order!

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