Here’s how to get your pretzel fix at home.

By Tanner Saunders
May 18, 2020

Can you really say you went to the mall if you didn’t stop and buy a pretzel at the food court?

No. The answer is definitely no.

But since most of us can’t actually go to the mall right now anyway, Auntie Anne’s is here to save the day. The popular pretzel-making company has re-released its DIY At-home Pretzel Kit, so you can start twisting dough in your own kitchen.

The kit, which only costs $20, comes with all of the ingredients you need to make 10 pretzels, though I’ll be the first to admit that those 10 will be gone in the blink of an eye, thanks to the distinct smell of Auntie Anne’s pretzels. For a classic pretzel, just add butter and salt, or opt for a super-sweet version with cinnamon sugar. Better yet, make both.

Auntie Anne's Pretzels
Credit: Auntie Anne’s

If you’ve really gotten into cooking during your time at home, there’s plenty more to make besides these mouthwatering pretzels. Spend an afternoon whipping up some delicious treats, like the fan-favorite chocolate chip cookies from DoubleTree by Hilton, which are sure to delight the people in your home. Or, take a trip down South by making Dolly Parton’s cinnamon bread that’s beloved by fans of Dollywood.

If you’re looking to create another restaurant staple at home, Auntie Anne’s isn’t the only place serving up premade kits. Shake Shack, one of the country’s most popular burger joints, is selling hamburger kits, so that people can recreate the iconic Shackburger in their own kitchen. The kit, which is available on Goldbelly, comes with everything you need, except lettuce and tomatoes.

But hey, if cooking isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of activities to help you stay occupied at home while we wait out the global coronavirus pandemic. In fact, Travel + Leisure has gathered up over 100 fun things to do, from virtual trips to games to online classes.