Category: Handmade Pretzels

Healthier Swaps for Classic Snacks

Pretzels and vegetables on yellow background, showing a balanced snack

When it comes to snacking, it’s easy to fall into the trap of reaching for familiar, but not always healthy, options. Whether you’re sticking to your New Year’s Resolution or just being more conscientious, making small swaps can lead to big changes in our overall health without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction. Let’s explore some simple… Read more »

The Best Ways to Store Homemade Pretzels

Whether you’ve been a long-time pretzel baker or got inspired to start from some of our blogs, it isn’t uncommon to have leftover pretzels. It’s important not to let those tasty treats go to waste! We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you store your pretzels properly so you can enjoy them later on…. Read more »

Can Pretzels Be a Dinner?

A sausage wrapped in a soft pretzel

Can pretzels be dinner? For us at Uncle Henry’s…yeah, honestly! While we don’t necessarily mean grabbing a handful of pretzels and calling it a night, pretzels are a great carb to have solo or added to a meal! They can be stuffed and filled with all sorts of ingredients, cementing them in the “too heavy… Read more »

Pretzels: The Perfect Rainy Day Activity

A family baking together

No matter how old you are, rainy days can be a bit of a drag. If you have kids, it limits the number of activities you can do, often leading to noisy toys or an endless stream of kids’ television. If it’s just you, or you and a partner, you may be stuck in a… Read more »

How to Store Handmade Pretzels

At Uncle Henry’s Pretzels, our handmade pretzels can last up to 6 months. Nevertheless, you’ll want to keep your pretzels staying fresh for as long as possible. From freezing your pretzels to storing them in a bread box, there are several ways to do this. Read on to learn more: Freezing pretzels Most types of… Read more »

What Is Pretzel Salt?

Part of what makes pretzels so delicious is the salt that tops them. But as you may have noticed, the salt you find on pretzels is not the same type of salt you sprinkle on other types of food. Indeed, pretzel salt is distinct from iodized salt, sea salt, and kosher salt—the three main types… Read more »

Why Do You Boil Pretzels in Baking Soda?

Anyone who has tried to make homemade pretzels knows that there is one essential step that you can never skip: boiling your pretzels in baking soda water before baking. Almost every homemade pretzel recipe contains this step—but why? Here, we dig into the science to help you better understand how crucial this step is. The… Read more »

How to Shape Pretzels

There are not many things that can beat the taste of handmade pretzels. That’s why we at Uncle Henry’s Pretzels specialize in handmade pretzels. But we never want to discourage people from trying to make their own pretzels right at home. However, the thing people struggle with the most when making handmade pretzels is the… Read more »

How to Choose Your Pretzel Gift Basket

When it comes to holiday gift ideas, not many people can resist a combination of sweet and salty food. Gourmet pretzels are a big crowd-pleaser for people of all ages. There are many flavors and styles to choose from that can fit any loved one’s preferences. Here are a few things you need to consider… Read more »