My husband and I attended our first beer festival MANY years ago while we were still living in Denver. When we arrived, we noticed so many people in line were wearing huge necklaces made of pretzels. We came to find out that these snack-laces were a clever end run around the festival’s policy of not allowing outside food into the event. If you wore your snacks in as jewelry, you were allowed to bring it in!
Not only are pretzel necklaces a great way to avoid spending a lot of extra money at summer festivals, but they are a great way to clean your palette in between beer tastings. That regional amber is going to taste like water if you drink it right after sampling an imperial stout. I made necklaces for each member of my family to wear to the beer fest we recently attended, and they were a life saver.
NOTE: I thought I would add a special treat to our necklaces and add in a few chocolate/yogurt covered pretzels. DO NOT repeat my mistake! Melted chocolate all on my neck. Not a good look.
I put together a quick video showing you how to make two different styles of pretzel necklace. The woven pretzel necklaces looks really cool, but doesn’t allow for as many snacks per necklace.
The stacked pretzel technique looks kind of crummy, but gives you the best necklace to pretzel ratio.
Watch this short video to see how to do each technique. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun tutorials like this!
Do you like the shirt I’m wearing in the video? Check out this post to see how I made it!