Homemade Pretzel Bites With Cheese Sauce
Pretzel Bites

Homemade Pretzel Bites With Cheese Sauce

  • June 22, 2022

I am sharing the most popular recipe on our site, Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites.We are making them for the big game on Sunday and I can’t wait.We love making homemade pretzels, the big ones, but there is something extra fun and special about the bites.The pretzels are soft, chewy, salty, and so good dipped in cheese sauce!Make sure you add the baking soda VERY slowly because it will bubble up. .

Easy Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

Easy Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

Easy Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

Homemade Pretzel Bites with a creamy cheddar cheese dipping sauce are your new favorite appetizer.Poppable and super addicting, these homemade pretzel bites will go fast!These homemade pretzel bites with cheese sauce are poppable and totally addicting.They make an awesome party appetizer or a fun snack for kids!These pretzel bites do take some prep time but are totally worth the effort.I made these bites with fast-acting yeast so you only need about 10 minutes of rising time.You can substitute active dry yeast just make sure to add an extra hour of time to allow the dough to rise.It’s thick, creamy, and only requires 4 ingredients: Butter, flour, milk, and cheese.For a little kick add a couple of splashes of hot sauce or cayenne pepper.Best of all everything you need to make these easy pretzel bites are pantry staples!Light brown sugar adds a little sweetness and also is what the yeast will feed on to grow.Add yeast and water to a stand mixer with the dough hook attached or a large bowl if mixing by hand.Make the dough: Add salt, sugar, and butter to the stand mixer and stir until combined.Add salt, sugar, and butter to the stand mixer and stir until combined.(If you do not have a stand mixer knead by hand) Rise: Shape into a ball and place the dough in a large bowl lightly coated in oil.Cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm area for 10 minutes.Shape into a ball and place the dough in a large bowl lightly coated in oil.Cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm area for 10 minutes.Drop 8-10 pretzel bites into the water at a time making sure not to overcrowd.Remove with a slotted spoon and place onto the prepared baking sheet.Drop 8-10 pretzel bites into the water at a time making sure not to overcrowd.Remove with a slotted spoon and place onto the prepared baking sheet.Sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.Slowly pour in the milk while whisking continuously until thickened, 2-3 minutes.Add sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning for another savory option.Store these pretzel bites in the freezer or at room temperature versus the refrigerator to avoid becoming soggy.To reheat simply thaw in the fridge overnight and re toast in the oven or warm back up in the microwave.Subscribe to my weekly newsletter or follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for all the daily updates.Leave a star rating below, and don’t forget to take pictures and tag me on Facebook and Instagram!Popable and super addicting these homemade pretzel bites will go fast!Ingredients Homemade Pretzel Bites 1 1/2 cups warm water.salt and pepper Instructions Homemade Pretzel Bites Add yeast and water to a stand mixer with the dough hook attached or a large bowl if mixing by hand.Add salt, sugar and butter to the stand mixer and stir until combined.Shape into a ball and place the dough in a large bowl lightly coated in oil.Cover with a kitchen towel and place in a warm area for 10 minutes.Drop 8-10 pretzel bites into the water at a time making sure not to over crowd.Sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.Slowly pour in the milk while whisking continuously until thickened, 2-3 minutes.Recipe Notes Adapted from Sallys Baking Addiction Nutrition Facts Homemade Pretzel Bites Amount Per Serving Calories 60 Calories from Fat 18 % Daily Value* Fat 2g 3% Saturated Fat 1g 6% Cholesterol 9mg 3% Sodium 366mg 16% Potassium 23mg 1% Carbohydrates 8g 3% Fiber 1g 4% Sugar 1g 1% Protein 2g 4% Vitamin A 70IU 1% Calcium 20mg 2% Iron 0.5mg 3% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. .

Pretzel Cheese Dip (5 ingredients!)

Pretzel Cheese Dip (5 ingredients!)

Pretzel Cheese Dip (5 ingredients!)

Creamy pretzel cheese dip that’s made with just 5 simple ingredients in less than 10 minutes.Once you try it, you’ll make this homemade version over store bought every time!One of my absolute favorite snacks are homemade pretzels with cheese sauce.And instead of buying premade sauce from the store, I recently tried making my own.Serve it with pretzel bites or bread, on top of a baked potato or even over vegetables.Sprinkle the flour on top of the butter and cook for 1 minute, constantly stirring.Remove from heat and slowly begin to mix in the shredded cheese until smooth.Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste.If you need to thicken it down a bit, add a few Tablespoons of warm milk.Spicy nacho cheese dip: Add an extra Tablespoon of hot sauce and dash of cayenne pepper.Make ahead: Prepare as directed, then store in an airtight container in the fridge.When ready to enjoy, simply heat back up on the stove or in the microwave.Once you try it, you'll make this homemade version over store bought every time!1-3 teaspoons hot sauce (I prefer Frank's) , plus more to taste For serving: Soft pretzels, Tortilla chips, Vegetables Optional: Cayenne pepper or chili powder Instructions In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.Sprinkle the cornstarch over the butter, stirring constantly, and cook for 1 minute.Slowly pour the milk into the saucepan, while whisking constantly.If the sauce gets too thick, whisk in 1 to 2 Tablespoons warmed milk.You can store in a covered container up to 3 days in the refrigerator. .

Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Sauce

Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Sauce

Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Sauce

These homemade pretzel bites are perfectly salted, delicious, and great with easy to make cheddar dipping sauce.Soft, chewy pretzel bites aren’t just for snacking on while shopping at the mall!Turn your kitchen into your own Auntie Anne’s and enjoy delicious, homemade pretzel bites with a gooey, cheesy, cheddar dipping sauce!If the yeasty smell of freshly baked pretzels wafting from your kitchen doesn’t make your mouth water, the creamy cheese sauce surely will.Pretzel bites are universally yummy and are also great for snacking or serving as an appetizer.This recipe makes a ton and would also be great to serve up as part of a party spread.Simply add ½ cup of your favorite lager to the sauce after whisking in the flour and before stirring in the milk.Soft pretzel bites complement the warm, cheesy dipping sauce perfectly.This easy recipe makes a mild cheddar cheese sauce which you can experiment with, especially if you’re interested in adding more robust flavors.It’s important to note that this recipe does make a large number of pretzel bites.A sweet cream cheese dipping sauce would pair perfectly with the cinnamon pretzel bites!FIRST STEP: In the bowl of a stand mixer add warm water and instant yeast.Place in a large mixing bowl that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.THIRD STEP: While your dough is resting, bring a large pot of water and baking soda to a boil.FOURTH STEP: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.FIFTH STEP: Add each piece of cut dough into the boiling water (work in batches) and let cook for 20 seconds.Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and place pretzel bites on the baking sheets evenly spaced about an inch apart.Brush beaten egg wash over each pretzel bite and then sprinkle with coarse salt.NINTH STEP: Add cheese, salt, pepper, and ground mustard.1/4 tsp ground mustard powder Instructions Pretzel Bites In the bowl of a stand mixer add warm water and instant yeast.Place in a large mixing bowl that has been lightly coated with cooking spray.While your dough is resting, bring a large pot of water and baking soda to a boil.Add each piece of cut dough into the boiling water (work in batches) and let cook for 20 seconds.Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and place pretzel bites on the baking sheets evenly spaced about an inch apart.Brush beaten egg wash over each pretzel bite and then sprinkle with coarse salt. .

Cheese sauce for pretzels

Cheese sauce for pretzels

Cheese sauce for pretzels

As promised, yesterday I shared our family’s favorite snack – Homemade pretzels bites.it was wonderful and tasted just like Auntie Anne’s cheese sauce that they give you with their pretzels!This simple and easy recipe completely solves the problem of delicious creamy cheese sauce for your pretzels.Whisk this all together, stirring constantly, until the cheese has completely melted and the mixture is smooth.Generally, I make it with cheddar cheese for more of a traditional flavor but this recipe would be great with white cheddar, Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack Cheese as well for a little kick.No matter what type of cheese you use for this recipe, I recommend shredding it yourself so that it melts evenly., add in more milk gradually until the cheese sauce is the consistency that you prefer.Add a dash of hot sauce or cayenne pepper if you like things spicy.Now if you are going to make a big batch, I highly recommend a double boiler to melt your cheese.Crock Pot – Normally we will make this dip in the double boiler, and then we like to keep it warm in a mini dipper crockpot .Store the leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.The cheese sauce will harden as it sits, so I recommend adding a small amount of milk when reheating the sauce to thin it back out and make it smooth and creamy again.I do not recommend freezing this cheese dip recipe as the texture from frozen will be different as well as the flavor.If we do have leftovers, we put it in air tight container and place in the refrigerator.This is great way to serve it if you have a family get together or a game day party.Steamed Broccoli – We make our sin the microwave for an easy side dish.You most definitely will save money compared to buying those small containers of cheese sauce at the pretzel store.Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins Servings 6 Cuisine American Course Side Dish Calories 122 Author Eating on a Dime Ingredients 1x 2x 3x ▢ 1 Tbsp Butter.▢ 1/2 tsp Salt Instructions Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.Then gradually whisk in the milk and cook uncovered until the mixture has thickened.Remove the pan from the heat and then whisk in the cheddar cheese and salt.Serve immediately and store leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. .

Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce

With a crisp, salty outside and dense, chewy inside, these Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce elevate snack time.From-scratch pretzels and melty cheese make a snack the whole family will love!Served with a melty cheese sauce, they’re the perfect soft pretzel recipe.Although the recipe is easy, the dough takes about an hour to rise, so make sure you factor that into your planning.Once dough has doubled in size, divide into 6 equal portions, about 1/2 cup each.Gently place about 15 of the pretzel bites at a time into the hot baking soda solution, for about 15 seconds, and then transfer to the wire rack.Brush the egg wash all over the tops and sides of each pretzel bite and immediately sprinkle generously with coarse sea salt.Whisk in additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, if the cheese sauce starts to thicken.If you make these Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see.Yield: 120 pretzel bites Print Recipe Pin Recipe Description With a crisp, salty outside and dense, chewy inside, these Soft Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce elevate snack time.From-scratch pretzels and melty cheese make a snack the whole family will love!Ingredients Dough: 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast (2–1/4 teaspoons).(1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast (2–1/4 teaspoons) 1 tablespoon granulated sugar.warm water (110°F) 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled.unsalted butter, melted & slightly cooled 2 – 1/2 cups all-purpose or bread flour.water coarse sea salt, for sprinkling Instructions In a large bowl, add the yeast and sugar.You will want to make the pretzel bites in two batches (3 portions of dough and then the remaining 3 portions of dough) Gently place about 15 of the pretzel bites at a time into the hot baking soda solution, for about 15 seconds, and then transfer to the wire rack.Brush the egg wash all over the tops and sides of each pretzel bite and immediately sprinkle generously with coarse sea salt. .

Beer Cheese Dip {Quick to Make}

Beer Cheese Dip {Quick to Make}

Beer Cheese Dip {Quick to Make}

Beer Cheese Dip is an easy cheesy appetizer that is perfect for game day or when hosting friends.A combination of your favorite beer, a variety of cheeses, and delicious seasonings this recipe is a welcome addition to any appetizer spread!Dark Beers like stouts, and malts will produce deep and bitter flavor.Light Beers like ales and IPA’s will give a lighter kind of flavor (this is my personal preference).like ales and IPA’s will give a lighter kind of flavor (this is my personal preference).This starts with a roux (butter and flour mixed) to make a thick sauce.Or serve this dip alongside other classic appetizer dishes like jalapeno poppers or slow cooker little smokies.To Reheat: Give it a strong stir, (add a little milk if needed) and heat over low on the stove! .

Buttery Soft Pretzel Bites

Buttery Soft Pretzel Bites

Buttery Soft Pretzel Bites

These buttery soft pretzel bites are quick and easy to make, customizable with your favorite seasonings, and irresistibly delicious — especially with some hot cheese dip or mustard!After showing you yesterday how to make my favorite homemade buttery soft pretzels, today I wanted to pop back in with a quick tutorial on how to make soft pretzel bites!As I mentioned yesterday, I also love this particular homemade pretzel recipe because it’s easy to make without a stand mixer in just around an hour or so.To make this homemade soft pretzel bites recipe, you will need the following ingredients:.I prefer to use cow’s milk as the base of this pretzel dough, which makes it extra tender and adds a subtle touch of sweetness.Butter: Which we will use in the dough and also brush (extra) on top of the pretzel bites after baking.Which we will add to a pot of boiling water to give the pretzel bites a quick dunk before baking.Then either use a wooden spoon to combine the dough, and knead it by hand for about 4 minutes until smooth.Place the dough in a lightly-oiled bowl, cover with a damp towel, and let it rise until doubled.Combine the water and baking soda in a stockpot or very large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.In the meantime, turn the dough out onto a lightly-oiled work surface and divide into 12 equal pieces.Use a knife to cut the rope into your desired size of pretzel bites (mine were each about 1-inch long).Very carefully, use a spatula or a large wire strainer to transfer the pretzel bites into the boiling water, about a dozen a time, for about 30 seconds per batch.Bake until the pretzel bites reach your desired level of golden brown color, about 12 to 14 minutes.These pretzel bites taste best the day they have been baked, and even better hot out of the oven.These pretzel bites would also be delicious sprinkled with some shredded Parmesan or Asiago cheese.brown sugar 2 teaspoon s coarse sea salt*, plus extra for sprinkling.s coarse sea salt*, plus extra for sprinkling 1 (0.25-ounce) package active dry yeast.baking soda 1 large egg (whisked with 1 tablespoon water) Instructions Mix the dough.Combine the water and baking soda in a stockpot or very large saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.In the meantime, turn the dough out onto a lightly-oiled work surface and divide into 12 equal pieces.Use a knife to cut the rope into individual pretzel bites, about 1-inch long each.Finally, brush the top of each pretzel bite with the egg wash and sprinkle with the coarse sea salt.Bake until the pretzel bites reach your desired level of golden brown color, about 12 to 14 minutes.These pretzel bites taste best the day they have been baked, and even better hot out of the oven. .

Soft Pretzel Bites with Vegan Cheese Sauce – Six Vegan Sisters

Soft Pretzel Bites with Vegan Cheese Sauce – Six Vegan Sisters

Soft Pretzel Bites with Vegan Cheese Sauce – Six Vegan Sisters

These pretzel bites are perfectly buttery, fluffy and absolutely delicious when paired with our vegan cheese sauce.They are the perfect quarantine project that the whole family will love!Note: the pretzel bites take a little bit of time to make (because you have to let the dough rise for about an hour), but they are so worth it, so get cooking! .

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