I got this recipe from my beloved coworker Cindy. This is one of those recipes that is unbelievably simple and incredibly tasty. And it makes me a big hit at parties.
2 Bags of Pretzel Rods
1 Stick Butter
3 T Whiskey
Heaping T of Brown Sugar
1/2 t. of Cayenne Pepper
1 t. Garlic Powder
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a medium saucepan, melt butter and add whiskey, brown sugar, pepper and garlic powder. Stir until well combined. If using pretzel rods, place pretzels flat on jelly roll pan. (Cindy uses two -- one fits one bag). Drizzle melted ingredients & roll the pretzel rods to coat. Bake 20 minutes. Leave on pan to cool. Store in an airtight container.
At this point, I've made this recipe with pretzel rods and with mini twists (as seen above.) I really like the mini twists better, because they are better for dipping. In that case, I use the mini twists (two bags) and make the recipe in my roasting pan.
This is really good dipped in a mustard dip. Or it's excellent plain.