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Soft Pretzels

1 package (16 ounces) hot roll mix plus ingredients to prepare mix 
1 egg white 
2 teaspoons water 
2 tablespoons each assorted coatings: coarse salt, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried oregano leaves 

Prepare hot roll mix according to package directions
Preheat oven to 375F. Spray baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray; set aside
Divide dough equally into 16 pieces; roll each piece with hands to form rope, 7 to 10 inches long
Place on prepared cookie sheets; form into desired shape (hearts, wreaths, pretzels, snails, loops, etc.)
Beat egg white and water in small bowl until foamy
Brush onto dough shapes; sprinkle each shape with 1-1/2 teaspoons of one coating
Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

Fruit Twists omit coatings
Prepare dough and roll into ropes as directed. Place ropes on lightly floured surface
Roll out, or pat, each rope into rectangle, 1/4 inch thick; brush each rectangle with about 1 teaspoon spreadable fruit or preserves
Fold each rectangle lengthwise in half; twist into desired shape. Bake as directed. 

Cheese Twists omit coatings
Prepare dough and roll into ropes as directed. Place ropes on lightly floured surface
Roll out, or pat, each rope into rectangle, 1/4 inch thick
Sprinkle each rectangle with about 1 tablespoon shredded Cheddar or other flavor cheese
Fold each rectangle lengthwise in half; twist into desired shape. Bake as directed

Food exchange 1 1/2 starch
(1 pretzel) 
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 17 % Total Fat 2 g Saturated Fat <1 g 
Cholesterol 1 mg Carbohydrate 21 g Fiber 1 g Protein 4 g Sodium 205 mg

Courtesy Diabetic Cooking

Serves 16