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Pizza Pretzel Bites

Pizza Pretzel Bites

Pizza Pretzel Bites

Ingredients in Pizza Pretzel Bites Recipe

  • water
  • light brown sugar
  • active dry yeast
  • unsalted butter, melted
  • kosher salt
  • all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • baking soda
  • egg
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Pizza sauce for dipping

Pizza Pretzel Bites

How to Make Pizza Pretzel Bites Recipe

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix together the water, sugar, yeast, and butter. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Add the salt and flour to the yeast mixture. Knead dough at medium speed until a smooth and elastic ball forms, 3 to 4 minutes. If dough is sticky, add 1 tablespoons of flour at a time until dough comes together.

Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled large bowl and turn the dough to coat with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 21 inch rope. Cut the dough into 3-inch pieces to make the pretzel bites.

Roll each bite flat with a rolling pin.

Stuff with pepperoni and cheese.

Fold over the dough and pinch the ends. Place on a baking sheet and continue until all pretzel bites are stuffed.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the baking soda and lower heat to a simmer. Carefully boil pretzels in batches. Boil for about 30 seconds.

Remove with a large slotted spoon. Place pretzel bites on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the egg wash and season liberally with the salt. Place into the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping.

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  • Author: Laura
  • Yield: about 4 ½ dozen pretzel bites 1x

Description

Pizza and pretzels together? Yes, please! One of my favorite appetizers to make for game day are Pizza Pretzel Bites, these would be a hit!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3 ounces unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • Canola oil
  • Pepperoni slices, cut into small pieces
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 5 quarts water
  • 3/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 whole egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Pizza sauce-for dipping

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix together the water, sugar, yeast, and butter. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the salt and flour to the yeast mixture. Knead dough at medium speed until a smooth and elastic ball forms, 3 to 4 minutes. If dough is sticky, add 1 tablespoons of flour at a time until dough comes together.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled large bowl and turn the dough to coat with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 8 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 21 inch rope. Cut the dough into 3-inch pieces to make the pretzel bites.
  5. Roll each bite flat with a rolling pin.
  6. Stuff with pepperoni and cheese.
  7. Fold over the dough and pinch the ends. Place on a baking sheet and continue until all pretzel bites are stuffed.
  8. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the baking soda and lower heat to a simmer. Carefully boil pretzels in batches. Boil for about 30 seconds.
  9. Remove with a large slotted spoon. Place pretzel bites on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Brush the tops with the egg wash and season liberally with the salt. Place into the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping.

Notes

Source: adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod, originally from Bobby Flay

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