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Beach pretzel dip

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Life's a beach!

Make a splash at your next party with this easy and delicious pretzel dip. Accessorized to look like a sandy beach, even the striped-cheese towel is edible. Fun in the sun never tasted so yum.
Life's a beach!

Beach pretzel dip


  • 2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cracked pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 4 cups crushed pretzel sticks (for sand)



Prepare dip

Mix cream cheese, butter, Parmesan cheese and
cracked pepper together in a bowl. Spread on plate.

Life's a beach!


Make "sand"

Put pretzel sticks in a food processor and blend into a sandy powder.
Cover dip completely with pretzel sand, removing any excess.

Life's a beach!

Life's a beach!


Add beach accessories

Create and add accessories for the beach — towel, palm trees,
fence, seashells, sandals, sand castle, etc.

Beach accessory ingredients:

  • Fish pretzels (for dipping) leafy celery (palm trees/foliage)
  • Pretzel sticks (fencing), mini shell macaroni (seashells)
  • Airhead and Laffy Taffy candies (flip-flop sandals & beach ball)
  • Cocktail drink umbrella
  • Yellow and white cheese (striped beach towel)

Life's a beach!


Display your creation

Put your dip out with fish-shaped pretzels.

Life's a beach!

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