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Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Beer Sauce Recipe

We’re of the opinion that homemade is better, even when it comes to snacks. And when it comes to snacks like pretzel bites with cheddar beer sauce.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This recipe couldn’t be easier – take pizza dough (store bought or your fave recipes) – dunk them in a mix that give it that distinct taste and there you have it. Oh, and obviously they’re paired with a cheese sauce. And obviously, our take on that is a beer cheese sauce. Only thing missing is a tailgate.

Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Beer Sauce Recipe

Recipe Ingredients

The ingredients we’ll need to make this pretzel bites recipe are:

  • White or whole wheat pizza dough
  • Hot water
  • Baking Soda
  • Barley Malt Syrup
  • Sea salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • All purpose or whole wheat flour
  • Lager Beer
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Cheddar or Jack Cheese

How To Make This Recipe

The steps to make this pretzel bites recipe are:

  1. Shape The Pretzel Bites: Roll the dough into a rope then cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  2. Boil The Pretzel Bites: Boil the pretzel bites in a mixture of baking soda and malt syrup then sprinkle them with salt.
  3. Bake The Pretzel Bites: Bake the pretzel bites until they’re brown. 
  4. Make The Cheddar Beer Sauce: Make the cheddar beers sauce by cooking butter and flour then whisk in beer and mustard then the cheese.

What To Serve With This Recipe

This pretzel bites recipe is a great appetizer and best served with:

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Beer Sauce Recipe

Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Beer Sauce Recipe

We're of the opinion that homemade is better, even when it comes to snacks. And when it comes to snacks, soft pretzels are pretty high on the totem pole. This Pretzel Bites with Cheddar Beer Sauce recipe couldn't be easier – take pizza dough (store bought or your fave recipes) – dunk them in a mix that give it that distinct taste and there you have it. Oh, and obviously they're paired with a cheese sauce. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Pretzel Bites:

  • 1 pound fresh white or whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup barley malt syrup (optional)
  • Coarse sea salt

For The Cheddar Beer Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose or white whole wheat flour plus more for rolling the dough
  • 3/4 cup lager beer
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard (optional)
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese or a Mexican cheese blend

Instructions
 

  • Shape The Pretzel Bites: Heat the oven to 425°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Divide the dough into 4 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 12-inch-long rope then cut each rope crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Place the dough pieces on a parchment paper or wax paper-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  • Boil The Pretzel Bites: Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat and add baking soda and, if using, the barley malt syrup (the mixture will foam at first and then subside) and stir to dissolve the syrup. Remove the water from the stove, and carefully dip each bite (use a slotted spoon) into the mixture until it's just coated (this is what helps it look and taste like a pretzel). 
  • Bake The Pretzel Bites: Transfer bites to baking sheets and immediately sprinkle with coarse salt before they dry (otherwise the salt won’t stick). Repeat with remaining pretzel pieces, making sure to return the water to a boil before cooking more pretzel bites. Bake pretzel bites until deep they are brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer pretzel bites to wire racks to cool while you make the cheese sauce.
  • Make The Cheddar Beer Sauce: Combine the butter and flour in a medium saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until toasted and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the beer and the mustard until evenly combined. Add the cheese to the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and smooth, about 3 minutes. Serve with pretzel bites.

PERSONAL NOTES

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 12gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 1446mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 306IUCalcium: 222mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword bar food, cheddar sauce, easy appetizer, sport bar food
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