You might remember a bit ago Gannon, my grandson, and I were thrifting and picked up this Pretzel Dog Maker for $1.50. Gannon loves soft pretzels and loves corn dogs so I decided to give it a try.
I opened it up and… it was new in the box. All of the protective packaging was still on it. I didn’t realize that as the outside of the box was a little beat up.
It seemed like a waffle maker. In fact, someday I think I am going to try waffle batter in it.
The recipe was included in the box along with the directions.
I made a simple dough…
It used half hotdogs so I cut them in half. The instructions said to cut two pieces of dough that were 1 x 3 1/2″ for each pretzel dog but I quickly learned it was easier for cut a strip and then roll the hotdog in the dough.
Then cut the dough off.
From there they were dipped in a water/baking soda mixture.
I put them in a heated, spot that had been sprayed with cooking spray.
They came out looking like this…
There was a learning curve to it all but by the time I was finished, I felt comfortable…and they looked pretty good. Rosie, my beagle, even thought they looked good.
So what did we all think? Surprisingly, it wasn’t just the grandkids that liked them. We, adults, liked them too. HA! Who would have thought?
I made a double batch and ended up with extra dough so I put some cheese on the inside instead of hotdogs. That was really good too!!
There are four other recipe variations that I plan to try at some point. Now that I have the learning curve down, I’m excited to try again. On a side note: I ended up making more than we could eat. They warmed up wonderfully in the air fryer. That’s encouraging as I could purposely make a big batch and then have them to warm up.
It was something fun to do with the grandkids. If you have some between five and fourteen, I think they might have fun with this.
I know I have people that will ask so I looked on Amazon to see if these were still available. The box on mine looked old so I didn’t know if it would be. After all, I don’t know if the pretzel dog makers were likely a hot-selling item. I ended up finding this one…it looks exactly like mine only the color is upgraded.
You can find it HERE.
I didn’t include the sticks. Gannon always pulls the stick out when he eats corndogs anyway.
So that’s what we were up to at my house…Pretzel Dogs…Who knew??