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Pretzel Bites

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Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
These Pretzel Bites Recipe sprinkled with sea salt and oregano are incredibly easy to make, totally addictive and melt in your mouth amazing!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 90 Pretzel Bites
Calories: 27

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Baking Sheets
  • 4-quart Pot

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water

Toppings: Your choice of any or all

Instructions 

  • In a large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, yeast, melted butter and water; whisk and let sit for 5 minutes or until frothy.
  • Add salt and flour to the yeast mixture.
  • Attach the paddle attachment to a stand mixer and mix until all flour is incorporated and the dough is pulling away from the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • Remove paddle attachment and attach the dough hook to the mixer; "knead" for 2 minutes. You can also transfer dough to a clean work area and knead by hand for about 5 minutes.
  • Shape dough into a ball and coat all sides of dough with a little bit of oil.
  • Place dough in a medium bowl; cover with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm location for 1 hour or until dough is doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Divide prepared dough into 8 smaller balls.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a long rope.
  • Using a knife, cut 1 inch pieces from the rope and put the pieces on a plate(s). Repeat process with the rest of the dough. You'll have anywhere from 80 to 100 pieces.
  • Prepare 4 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Whisk one egg with 1 tablespoon water and set it aside.
  • In a large pot, bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
  • Carefully add in baking soda.
  • Boil 10 pieces of dough at a time for about a minute.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and put them down on the prepared baking sheets. Repeat with remaining dough pieces.
  • Brush egg wash over dough pieces.
  • Sprinkle with toppings.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce.

Notes

Store remaining pretzel bites in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Pretzel Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 Pretzel Bite)
Calories 27 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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