Back by popular demand in May, a new Auntie Anne’s pretzel kit is available. I couldn’t wait to get one and see how it compares to the in-store version.
Sometimes, I really miss my high school days of working part-time at Auntie Anne’s and rolling out tons of pretzels. Working with dough is very therapeutic for me. For a while, Auntie Anne’s stopped offering their pretzel kits, and I ended up making them from scratch. Copycat recipes might come close, but they’re just not the same.
Instead of a box like their baking kit I reviewed back in 2017, this kit arrived in a bucket. The top declares it’s packaged safely with love (and gloves). Also, there’s an allergen warning that states, “Some of our products contain milk, eggs, wheat, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts. Although efforts are made to avoid cross-contact of allergens, we cannot guarantee that cross-contact with allergens will not occur.”
We found it a little unusual that they don’t include nutritional info or ingredients anywhere on the packaging, instructions, or online for this kit. Inside the bucket were bags for the dough mix, yeast, baking soda, salt, cinnamon sugar, and the instructions. Overall, the instructions did a great job at guiding us through the steps.
I use these silicone baking mats from Amazon when baking the pretzels. We tried using parchment paper and it didn’t turn out as nicely. Since we’re watching our sugar intake, we stuck to salted original pretzels. Compared to the ones we get in-store, it was nice to be able to control the salt and butter levels. Below is the final result of the first batch after I brushed them with some melted butter.
You can buy the Auntie Anne’s DIY At-Home Pretzel Kit here for $20 plus $10 shipping. Ten pretzels for $30 works out to around what they cost from the store. Especially during this pandemic when we’re all trying to stay inside more, this is a fun weekend afternoon activity for the whole family. I highly recommend it. Just a warning that it will use up a fair amount of dishes.
Have you tried any baking mixes or kits lately? Let me know in the comments! I’m also wondering if anyone else got one of these new pretzel kits.